Reading Comprehension for Banking Exams | How to Solve?


 Banking exams have always been popular among candidates from across the country. From the public sector banks like Syndicate Bank, Canara Bank, and IDBI to the public sector giant like the State Bank of India, from the post of Clerk/ Executives to the post of Probationary Officers, the banking sector has given the aspirants a lot of options. In the following article, we would be talking about how you should prepare for reading comprehension for banking exams.

English comprehension, contrary to what many people might think, is a simple and scoring section in the banking PO exams. Even if you are not strong in English or you haven’t studied in the English language in school, you can score high marks as well.

Reading Comprehension for Banking Exams – How many Questions Come in the Exam?

Let us take a look at the reading comprehension section of the banking exams. The first thing that we need to look at is the number of questions that come from this section.

Well, the actual numbers vary from exam to exam but mostly you would have one single set of comprehension questions. This means that there would be one passage and a set of questions would be asked from the sections.

The number of questions varies from exam to exam. For example, in SBI PO you can have 4-5 questions from reading comprehension.  So, if you could understand the passage. You would get the questions right with ease and score 4-5 marks on the trot!

Reading Questions for Banking Exams: How to Solve the Questions?

1. Take a Quick look

Give a quick look at the passage and try to understand the overall context of the exam. There is no need to read the whole passage in the examination hall as every second is very crucial.
2. Read the Questions First
In examination hall where time plays an important role, proper strategy plays a crucial role. Do not waste time reading the whole passage in detail, instead start from reading questions first. Once you get the needed lines of the answer in the passage, then compare it with the options given in the question. If you are unable to find the exact answer then move to the next question. Do not get stuck on any question!
 3. Look out for Vocabulary based questions
Again, if you are running out of time and looking to score a few extra more marks then Vocabulary based question in Reading Comprehension are the best way to go. There are 1 – 2 questions bases on antonyms and synonyms in every passage . So, try to solve these questions as they consume less time.  This is because you don’t need to go through the passage, you can take chance and pick out the correct word from options alone.
4. What do the authors view in this passage
Avoid questions like what is the author’s view in this passage, or what is the author trying to say, as these questions are usually controversial and time-consuming as you need to read and understand the whole passage.
5. Improve reading Speed
Do not move your lips while reading, it actually slows you down. Try to read the questions fast and make the right options. To increase speed, develop daily reading habit .
6. Practice a lot
If you are weak in English, then you should practice more. Remember, there are no shortcuts to success.
So, these were the things that you should follow while solving reading comprehension for banking exams. We hope that you found the article to be useful. For more such useful articles on banking preparation, keep browsing Topprnotes.