How to Increase Reading Comprehension Scores in IBPS PO Prelims 2019

How to Increase Reading Comprehension Scores in IBPS PO Prelims 2019- Check important tips and tricks here

How to Increase Reading Comprehension Scores in IBPS PO Prelims 2019

Dear Aspirants, As we all are aware of the ongoing IBPS PO Prelims examination. With the intense competition in the IBPS PO exam, merely qualifying the cutoff will not take you to the Mains exam. Obtaining a high score is essential to beat the intense competition. In that scenario, you need to concentrate on the section which gives you the best scores in the exam. The English Language is one of the most scoring section in almost every exam including IBPS PO Prelims too.

A candidate can score his/her best marks in English Section with a little bit of preparation. This makes the English Section the most preferable section which students usually prioritize first. In this article on How to Increase Reading Comprehension Scores in IBPS PO Prelims 2019, we are going to share some important tips which should be kept in mind for a great score in Reading Comprehension.

Let’s throw some light on the exam pattern of IBPS PO prelims 2019

Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
1 English Language 30 30 English Composite time of 1 hour
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 English and Hindi
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 English and Hindi
  Total 100 100  

1. There will be 30 questions in the English Section of IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam with questions from subsection divided as follows

Reading Comprehension  10
Cloze Test 5
Sentence Correction 5
Spot the error 5
Fill in the blanks 5
Para jumbles 5

Note: No. of questions are tentative and can change

Tips, Tricks & Strategy to Score full marks in Reading Comprehension

  • An avid reader finds it easy to read the whole passage as practice is the key for that candidate to crack this section. Normally all the passages which are asked in the IBPS PO Prelims exam are lengthy and mostly economy based ones(considering the analysis of recent exams) and it doesn’t entertain the candidates to read , as the readers find it hard to read those ones.
  • Get accustomed to the reading practice for the reading comprehensions. You can make a daily habit of reading daily newspapers, the editorials present in it and also quality monthly magazines which provoke your mind to read more and enrich your level of reading.
  • The most important factor is reading difficult ones and as said in a proverb, practice makes a man perfect, So practice more and practice hard RC to crack this part.
  • Understand the passage, Analyze it and if you don’t understand hesitate to re-read it, but do it within the stipulated time according to your own strategy. Also, note that your accuracy matters.
  • The speed and level of your accuracy of reading the passage are directly proportional to the marks scored.(In the event of marking the right answers)
  • Practicing more RC’s will help you partially and to crack the whole thing, you need to read more, Since this is not formula based, a lot more reading will be only the only way(One cannot say the reverse is not totally possible, READ CAREFULLY).
  • Just reading a passage in the flash of a second will not do justice to your preparation, rather understand the important ones in the passages.
  • On the contrary, if you are not sure of any answers and if it becomes time-consuming, leave that question at that point, you can come back at a later time always (Preliminary examination allows you to switch between the Sections whereas, in Mains examination, it is not possible).
  • The Reading Comprehension is asked to evaluate the candidates for their understanding of the topics and their vocabulary. So your vocabulary matters more. As said one cannot expect a 100% direct question, and the chances of getting direct ones are rare.
  • Read the whole passage before answering the questions related to them.



Share your thoughts/queries here!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *