IBPS PO Mains is going to be held on 30th November which is approaching soon. As the competition is going to break your bone due to the expected difficulty level of the exam. It is important to pay attention on each and every topic of all the sections. English is the most dreaded subject among students as there are lot many ruled to keep in mind. But if solved with practice and attention, this section can help you score better than others as there is no complex calculation in this section. Among all the topics Reading Comprehension carries the maximum weightage and is easy to solve if you are very good at reading part. In this article we discuss about some tips on how to solve Reading comprehension for IBPS PO Mains exam. Also check the strategy to clear IBPS PO Mains 2019.
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Tips to Solve Reading Comprehension for English Section
Reading Comprehension is a must do topic for various Banking, Insurance and other competitive Examinations. Reading Comprehension can be your saviour in the competitive exams, as it does not require any grammar rules to remember or random guessing, all you need to do is to look for the answers in the given passage. To improve one’s Reading skills, one must develop a habit of Reading on daily basis, may it be Editorials, Newspapers, Novels or any English content that you have and is comfortable with. Reading Newspapers is the best option as it will also enhance your General Knowledge besides reading skills and Current affairs. It can be of great help when preparing for any Government Job Exam.
Many students often wonder whether to attempt Reading Comprehension or not as it may eat up all their time and may leave you puzzled if the theme is based on economy or such commerce related topics which most of the aspirants fear of. If we analyze the Exams conducted in 2018 by IBPS, we come through a new pattern of Short Reading Comprehensions. There were small Passages to read following 4-5 Questions in each passage. Infact, IBPS PO Mains exam 2018 was 90% based on these short Reading Comprehensions. Thus this is the must do topic for the banking examinations.
Here are some Tips and Tricks to solve Reading Comprehension in Stipulated Time
Read the Questions First:
Time and its management plays a very crucial role in the every Examination. It is advised not to waste time reading the whole passage, instead start from reading the given questions first. Once you get the Required lines of the answer in the RC, then compare it with the options given in the each question. If you are unable to find an answer then move to the next question, do not get stuck on any question for long!! You will be able to solve the questions through this approach in the shortest span of time. Pick out the keywords and then go the passage and look for your answer. This reverse approach saves your time.
Solve Vocabulary Questions:
There can be 1-2 Questions based on antonyms and synonyms in every RC. Try to solve these questions as they consume less time in finding answer. To tackle questions related to vocabulary you can get idea about the meaning of the word by reading the line in which the word lies and also the line preceding or succeeding it. This trick will help you in getting the right synonym/antonym of the word asked.
Improve your Focus and Grasp:
Reading lengthy passages becomes boring at times and sometimes it become difficult for students to understand what the author has written. Try to improve your focus and grasp while reading the passage, make sure you understand the gist of the passage.
Focus on Opening and Closing paragraphs:
Sometimes the answers of th questions asked in the paragraph are based on the closing and opening paragraph. So make sure you pay special attention on this. Drive accurate answers from the instances given.
Improve reading Speed:
Do not move your lips while reading, it slows you down. Reading Comprehension requires you to be smart and this comes from practice only.Daily reading habit will help you comprehend the given passage with accuracy.
Practice as much as you can. This is the only key that will help you secure maximum marks. Do not leave any page unturned for the upcoming exam. The time is limited make the best of it.