Reading Comprehension Aptitude Questions

Reading Comprehension Aptitude Questions


Reading Comprehension (RC) is a common section in the Aptitude exams. In today's world, reading and comprehending a document correctly will be something you will be doing at every step. Hence, having a good command over English reading comprehension is a must.

Reading Comprehension section can be one of the complex sections depending on the standard of language used. Usually, the difficulty level of the Verbal section (which comprises of verbal ability and reading comprehension) is dependent on the reading comprehension test.

As part of a reading comprehension test, you will be tested on your vocabulary, absorption, and understanding of the language. English comprehension passage is a good test of your language skills. The questions in the reading comprehension exercise are mostly inference based.

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Passage

Q1

Which of the following is opposite in meaning to 'substandard' as used in the passage?

Reading Comprehension
A

Impoverished

B

Compassionate

C

Excellent

D

Beneficial

Passage

Q2

Which of the following pairs have been termed as 'sharp contrast' by the author?

I. Infrastructure for technical eduction

II. Lack of infrastructure for rural primary schools

III. 25 paise of every rupee earned by Government is spent on education

IV. The financial burden of higher technical education is borne by all people.

V. 75% of children have limited opportunities

Reading Comprehension
A

II and IV

B

II and III

C

III and IV

D

I and II

Passage

Q3

Role of consumer bodies is

Reading Comprehension
A

To maintain minimum standards of quality

B

To function as a watchdog

C

To make a plea to industry to exercise self control

D

To excercise social control over the market

Passage

Q4

The availability of Indian machine tool industries' help to small scale industry is most likely to result into

Reading Comprehension
A

increase in the demand of imported machine tools.

B

deterioration in the quality by of components manufactured by them

C

furthur increase in the customs duty on imported machines

D

enhancement in the quality and quantity of their production at a cheaper cost.

Passage

Q5

Why do small and medium scale industries took for help from India's machine tool industry?

Reading Comprehension
A

To produce low cost components without dilution in quality

B

To produce cheaper components notwithstanding the poor quality

C

To remain in Governments' focus of attention

D

To improve their poor financial status

Passage

Q6

According to the passage, which of the following is a consequence of rural-urban migration?

Reading Comprehension
A

Legislation is not enforced properly

B

Many women migrate to urban areas leaving their family in the rural areas

C

Industries do not get sufficient manpower in rural areas

D

Development programmes are not effective

Passage

Q7

Which of the following is same as meaning as the word 'enunciation' as used in the passage?

Reading Comprehension
A

suggestion

B

Formulation

C

Recommendation

D

Proclamation

Passage

Q8

The leading industrialist attributes industrial attributes industrial sickness mainly to

Reading Comprehension
A

lacunae in five-year plans

B

preoccupations of managers with matters unrelated to business

C

higher profits and larger dividends to shareholders

D

lack of foresight among managers.

Passage

Q9

In order to improve the condition of Indian industries, the industrialist should do all the following except

Reading Comprehension
A

giving up the narrow mentality which they very small shopkeepers generally have

B

striving to earn long term profits

C

encouraging competition from industrialists within the country and from abroad

D

adopting stratigies for diversification and modernisation

Passage

Q10

According to the passage, what does political murder in a democratic country signify?

Reading Comprehension
A

Failure of system

B

Policy of the country

C

Need for autocratic rule

D

Openness of society

Passage

Q11

A spirit of moderation on the economically sound people would make the less privileged

Reading Comprehension
A

unhappy with the rich people

B

more interested in freedom and security

C

unhappy with their lot

D

clamour less for absolute equality

Passage

Q12

Which of the following is true regarding the reasons for progress in genetic engineering?

Reading Comprehension
A

It has become popular to abort female foetuses

B

Human beings are extremely interested in heredity

C

Economically sound and scientifically advanced countries can provide the infrastructure for such research

D

Poor countries desperatly need genetic information

Passage

Q13

Why, according to the author, is genetic misinformation severely damaging?

A. The cost involved is very high.

B. Some people are unjustly branded as inferior

Reading Comprehension
A

B

B

C

A and B

D

Neither A nor B

Passage

Q14

At present genetic engineering can rectify all genetic disorders. Is it?

Reading Comprehension
A

Yes 

B

No

C

It can do so only in some cases

D

None of these

Passage

Q15

Which of the following styles has been adopted by the author?

Reading Comprehension
A

Unsustantiated arguments and views

B

Data-based, but coloured by socialism

C

Highly subjective with bias for rural people

D

Data-based, objective, positive, solution oriented

Passage

Q16

Which of the following shows correctly the different sectors consuming energy arranged in ascending order?

I. Agriculture

II. Household

III. Industrial

IV. Transport

Reading Comprehension
A

I, IV, II, III

B

I, II, IV, III

C

III, IV, II, I

D

III, II, I, IV

Passage

Q17

Which of the following has been suggested by the author as the best possible solution to overcome energy crisis?

Reading Comprehension
A

Exploration of oil reserves

B

Maximisation of renewable sources

C

Importing large quantities of coal

D

Reducing the share of bulk users

Passage

Q18

Which of the following is one of points weakening the argument to prevent entry of foreign media?

Reading Comprehension
A

The foreign media may not be treated on par with the domestic media

B

Such entry would be against traditional culture

C

The arguments being put forth are at loggerheads

D

The threat being voiced by those whose business will be harmed by such an entry

Passage

Q19

Which of the following is opposite in meaning to 'severely' as used in the passage?

Reading Comprehension
A

Drastically

B

Intensely

C

Minutely

D

Slightly

Passage

Q20

"There is clearly no escape" means

Reading Comprehension
A

There is also no solution to this

B

There is a way out, but it is ambiguous

C

There is a problem, but not without solution

D

There is hardly any alternative except

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