How to prepare for CSAT passage comprehension section

Looking for help to improve reading comprehension? Performing well in passage comprehension section in CSAT Paper 2 is very essential because it contains five passages with twenty questions. So here are some tips and tricks to crack comprehension passage section so that you score well in CSAT Prelim Exams.

Comprehension passage section in CSAT examination is a very important section in which you will get approximately five Passages. So candidate should enrich his/her reading habits. Candidate, apart from reading a lot should practice speed reading. This will help candidate to perform well and score good in CSAT exam. Reading comprehension passage and answering the questions will test the ability of the candidate to understand the passage fast and answer the questions accordingly. Sometimes candidate don't read passage fully and start answering the question, by this there are chances of wrong answers. Candidate need to understand the mood and attitude of the author to successfully answer the questions.

How to improve reading skills on comprehension passage section

Following are some points to enrich your reading skills and some easy ways to answer the questions asked in a passage section of Comprehension.
  • Candidate need to identify main parts of the passage.

  • Always focus on the main words in a sentence and underline or write somewhere.

  • You should practice in home and check how much time you take and try to reduce day by day.

  • Practice the passages as many as you can and as a CSAT Candidate you should able to answer the question without even marking it.

  • While reading, move from left to right fast and focus on main words on the passage.

  • At home, while practicing comprehension passage write the summary of that passage to know how much you remember about that passage.

  • Try to improve your vocabulary by reading national newspaper or by completing articles.

  • Candidate need to be attentive while reading a passage in comprehension to avoid taking double time to read it again.

  • Do not give fluke or ambiguous answer to any question. The answers will be given in the passage itself, you just need to present them in right way.

If any candidate scornfully follow the above questions, than candidate can solve the question in the way as it is needed. In CSAT passage comprehension are of different length some take two minutes to read and some take five minutes to read. So candidates be aware of this fact and maintain the speed accordingly. You don't have any short cut for this section, so the only way to increase speed is through practice and practice only. There are some books for passage comprehension for CSAT by which students can follow to do practice in home, such as: General Studies by TMH, General Studies by Pearson and Objective general English by R.S Agarwal.

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