Use this test for screening and selection of candidates

Reading Comprehension test, as the name suggests measures a candidate's English comprehension skills. It assesses a candidate’s/ test taker’s ability to comprehend, think logically, and derive logical conclusions based on the verbal content in the English language. Reading comprehension plays an important role in an employee’s ability to understand what his or her coworkers, supervisors, or clients are trying to communicate. English comprehension skills are indicative of an employee's overall communication skills and attention to detail. Proficiency in comprehension skills further affects other learning areas in the workplace, such as reading and writing skills, problem-solving skills, presentation skills and more.

Comprehension skills help in retaining large amounts of data in a work place by summarizing all the important key points, which further helps in making business decisions more effectively. A key management skill is being able to communicate effectively in the workplace. Effective communication skills allow employees to develop influential techniques and reach a greater audience. Candidates with good comprehension skills are highly likely to read texts with speed and accuracy and are likely to produce quality and error free work.

What does English reading comprehension test measure?

Mettl Reasoning Comprehension Test comprises questions (items) containing a passage of varying lengths. These are meant to be read by the candidate and after that the candidate is expected to answer questions based on his/her understanding of the passage. Questions can vary from being direct (such as stating the facts/figures mentioned in the passage) to being inferential (such as what is the key conflict that the author is trying to highlight in the passage).

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Use this test for:

  • Recruitment: This test is useful for several profiles that require a candidate to be proficient in English such as in Sales, Marketing, Customer or Technical support. The test identifies its great usage in employing freshers with a work experience of 0-1 year.
  • Learning and Development: Understand the current proficiency level of an employee; train and develop employees effectively.


Key profiles the test is useful for:

  • Graduates/Undergraduate trainees
  • Entry-level profiles across industries


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Answer to common queries:

How do I prepare for a reading comprehension test?

Reading comprehension tests usually assess whether a candidate has been able to understand a piece of written information. The tests are designed to evaluate the ability of candidates to draw logical conclusions after reading a passage. In order to prepare for a reading comprehension test, candidates should make it a habit to read on a regular basis. Reading varied material helps in improving the ability to absorb information quickly. In order to do this effectively, candidates should read newspapers daily. This is helpful as newspapers cover information on different topics and therefore candidates would become more comfortable with reading in general. 

What are comprehensive questions?

Reading comprehension assessments usually ask questions related to conclusions. This is to assess whether candidates have been successful in comprehending the passage correctly. Other question types are with respect to judging the tone of the author and arguments to support/reject the claims made by the author of the passage.

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Relevant for Industries

  • IT
  • ITeS
  • Banking & finance
  • Insurance
  • FMCG
  • Hospitality
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing

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