GMAT Reading Comprehension

Reading comprehension questions test your ability to understand a passage and answer question on the basis of what is stated and implied in the passage.

How to approach reading comprehension questions

You need to read the passage first so that you can identify the main idea of the passage and appreciate features such as the author's tone and attitude as well as the organization of the passage. Scroll back to the relevant point in the text as you do each question.

Passages on the GMAT vary in length from short extracts that take one and a half minutes to read to ones that take three and a half minutes to read. Allow approximately 1 minute to answer each question after completing the reading. The GMAT Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) passages will not normally have more than 4 questions per passage. Our mini tests contain two passages each with 3 or 4 questions to be completed in a total of 10-12 minutes. Reading the explanations to the questions you get wrong will help you improve your skills.


Each reading passage is accompanied by a set of questions based on the passage. Answer the questions according to what is stated or implied in the passage.

More information

For additional practice complete all the passages from The Official Guide for GMAT Review, 12th Edition

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