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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

  • Bangladesh

    September 22, 2021

    Excellent

    Questions are very intelligently set up. Though passage is simple to understand, the questions are not so easy to anticipate. It requires critical thinking abilities to answer.

  • Philippines

    September 22, 2021

    Agent efficiency

    The test is very helpful for the agent to communicate with the customer and gather basic details.

  • Fiji

    September 21, 2021

    Enjoyed it, my first time experience with this assessment

    Really enjoyed the experiece; pushed me to broaden my online communication skills, grammatical wise. Overall love the experience.

  • Fiji

    September 21, 2021

    Speechless

    Something unexpected, but was worth the standards of a prestigious call center like Pacific Centrecom.

  • Malta

    September 01, 2021

    OK

    If it's timed - not sure if you have time to read the text before answering or it's tested on time to digest info.

  • Philippines

    August 30, 2021

    Attention to Detail

    I like how all the questions are about communication and customer service, not just some random questions.

  • Philippines

    August 25, 2021

    Knowing where you are on your comprehension

    I liked the elaborate choices which will lead you to think that you are already correct on your locked-in answer.

  • Philippines

    August 22, 2021

    It is important to know how to communicate properly

    The test is very challenging, especially because of the time limit. But I like it because I learned a lot about such things; that this is not a test, but also the best way to learn.

  • Philippines

    August 20, 2021

    Reading comprehension is the key

    I think it is an effective way to evaluate the vocabulary and the reading comprehension of the test taker.

  • Philippines

    August 19, 2021

    Comprehension

    What I like about the test is that the allocated time is enough for every question to be comprehended.