Reading Comprehension Test
The Reading Comprehension test assesses a person's ability to read and comprehend written information quickly. The test will be strictly timed and you will have to read the passage quickly, and answer the questions accurately. If you are preparing for a reading comprehension test, consider also trying our Verbal Reasoning tests – practicing on these questions will also be relevant for your preparation.
What questions can I expect?
You will be presented with a paragraph of text on a subject you may know nothing about. Not knowing the subject is usually for the best, because you should only answer the question based on the information given in the text, not your own knowledge. You will be required to read/skim the text quickly and then answer the question given.
The best way to handle reading comprehension questions are to first skim through the text, then read the question and answer options. If you are a good skim reader you may be able to answer the question at this point, otherwise you will need to quickly read/skim through the text again – this time you will know what you are looking for.
Where are Reading Comprehension tests used?
These tests are used by employers for pre-employment testing and can be found as part of school admission tests. The tests are conducted as part of the employee selection process for jobs in marketing, human resource management, administration, call centers, and customer service roles.
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