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Basic Comprehension Tests

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Most job roles require a foundation level of the English language and a basic verbal skill set. This includes, but is not limited to, operational, customer service, administration, help desk and commercial.

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How are basic comprehension tests scored?

Basic comprehension tests are used to evaluate basic language skills. Simply put, it’s an English test that is scored in the same fashion as school tests. However, wrong answers may subtract from your total score.

What are basic comprehension tests used for?

Basic comprehension tests are used for assessing a person’s language and comprehension skills. Based on simple language, usually not exceeding middle school levels, these tests demonstrate how well you can read, your level of understanding and your ability to solve simple questions.

What do basic comprehension tests involve?

Basic comprehension tests involve language problems of varying difficulty. Most of the questions are rather similar and might include reading short passages, finding word meanings and analysing text.

What do basic comprehension tests measure?

Basic comprehension tests measure a person’s language and comprehension skills. Focusing on foundation level language knowledge, these tests assess how fast and sharp is someone’s logical thinking.

Where can I practice basic comprehension tests?

We use language on a daily basis. However, to revive the knowledge beyond the ABCs of everyday language you should practice solving these problems. You can find all the most popular comprehension tests on our website alongside with tips and tutorials

Which employers use basic comprehension tests?

Basic comprehension tests are among the most widespread selection techniques. They gained their popularity because they are designed to assess basic education and intelligence level needed for every job that requires an ability to think fast and use logic.

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Basic Comprehension Tests Tips

1Scanning the whole test

It is advisable to quickly go through the entire test to have an overview of the number of passages and questions under each of them. Doing this will help you to plan your time carefully and avoid spending a lot of time on one passage. Since most of the comprehension tests are timed, scanning through the entire test will allow proper time management and ensure that you complete all the questions on time.

2A careful reading of instructions

Students are required to be keen when reading the passage instructions to avoid missing or misunderstanding key points that may be necessary for answering the questions. For instance, the instructions may require you to respond to questions in a given fashion failure to which may make it difficult to pass the test.

3Avoid relying upon outside knowledge

You are supposed to carefully read the provided passage at least two times. After reading, you are supposed to answer the question asked based on the passage as opposed to using knowledge outside the given passage. Therefore, you should ensure that all the answers are backed with information derived from the passage.

4Reading the questions first

It is advisable to go through the questions first before reading the passage. Such a practice makes you aware of the type of information to look for in the comprehension during the actual reading. It also helps you to concentrate on important phrases or words in the passage, and this enables you to skim as opposed to reading every word, thus saving time particularly where the time allocated for the test is limited. Starting with passage reading then proceeding to read questions often makes it necessary for you to search through the passage repeatedly and this could consume a lot of time.

5Making strategic guesses

It is advisable to go through the choices provided for the passage questions before answering them to avoid the likelihood of being fooled by nearly correct options. Such a practice can be improved by first eliminating the answers that you are certain are incorrect and then choosing your answer from those remaining.

Employing the above tips can help in maximizing your score when undertaking comprehension tests. These tips also help in improving your language art skills by enabling you to visualize, synthesize, connect, and determine the significance of the passage. Finally, these tips can help you to quickly make inferences and in finding the main idea as well as the gist of the comprehension, thus improving your test scores.

Basic Comprehension Video Tutorials

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English Language

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What our customers say about our Basic Comprehension tests

  • Spain

    November 23, 2021

    Use logic and read carefully

    It was interesting to learn about new subjects and see that even a small and easy question can turn complicated when attention is not given

  • Philippines

    November 22, 2021

    Everything good

    I love how the selection gives us the background of what the question is all about. It's easier to answer because of the context clues and additional information.

  • Fiji

    November 18, 2021

    Key Details

    Looking at the passages provided, all of them were very pleasant to read and the questions were confusing in the way that all answers could be true.

  • Fiji

    November 18, 2021

    Proper Time Management and Customer Servivce

    The test was simple and discussed basic time management and customer service skills, as well as product knowledge.

  • India

    November 13, 2021

    Questions are of good quality

    This test has questions whose level are average and the time duration provided is enough to solve the questions.

  • Fiji

    November 11, 2021

    Attention to detail and being active is necessary to stay on track

    Liked the fact that the test refreshed my focus on identifying important details which normally a person would disregard.

  • Fiji

    November 11, 2021

    Comprehension 101

    The test has a genuine nature of testing one's ability and what we comprehend from such situations and scenarios.

  • Fiji

    November 10, 2021

    Understanding how marketing works

    It gives an insight on marketing strategies and how a business can make communication and purchasing easy for its customers.

  • Australia

    November 08, 2021

    The limits

    I like how it is like a real test to help you with your studies. I dislike how some of the questions aren't clear enough.

  • Nigeria

    November 05, 2021

    Interesting

    The questions are really well put together. It got me thinking a lot before I wrote down my answers. I kind of wish there were more questions