In Banking, one has to read several documents a day and quickly grasp the important points in each of them. This ability is needed in a student to solve the reading comprehension section in banking exams. RC is a very important topic in banking exam and improving in this section is all more important because being good in RC will help to solve other questions also like para-jumbles, para-completion etc.
Things to remember while answering a RC
• What is the main point the author is trying to make?
• What are the key points he/she puts forward to make that point?
• What is the tone of the author?
• Transition elements, these words generally indicate a change in the tone of the author.
What are the types of questions that are asked in a reading comprehension?
• Perspective questions: These questions are based on the entire essay as a whole and are not limited to a single paragraph of the essay. Questions like
1. What is the title of the essay?
2. What is summary of the essay?
• Specific Questions: These questions pertain to a specific paragraph in the essay. Most of the questions in banking exams belong to this type and one should go back and find the particular paragraph with which the question belongs.
What should the strategy be while answering RC?
• Identify the theme of every paragraph while reading the RC for the first time.
• Identify the ‘specific questions’, as described above, and the paragraphs they are pertaining to.
How to improve in Reading Comprehension?
Daily reading of national newspaper like The Hindu, Indian Express helps as their editorials are very well written and cover a diverse set of topics. Student should read every article from the point of view of the examination and try to grasp the relevance of each paragraph in the article and the ‘tone’ of the author. Making a short, 100 word summary of every article is encouraged in the initial days of preparation.