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Reading Comprehension Tests

Can your applicants understand reports, instructions and basic information?

This is a subtle, yet hard-to-gauge skill that most job positions require.  Our tests can help determine if applicants have this skill.

Test Versions

  • General Reading Comprehension
  • Basic Reading Comprehension
  • Industrial Reading Comprehension

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Admin/Office Support


Multiple Choice


Basic to Intermediate


20-25 minutes per test

What is Reading Comprehension?

Reading comprehension in a work environment is the ability to understand and analyze written information, such as emails, reports and other business documents. This skill is essential for effective communication and decision-making and involves the below tasks:

  1. Identifying the main ideas and supporting details in a document.
  2. Drawing conclusions based on the information presented.
  3. Evaluating the reliability of information sources.
  4. Summarizing complex information for clarity.
  5. Integrating new data with existing knowledge to support decision-making processes.
  6. Communicating the key points to team members.

Having strong reading comprehension skills is key for navigating work, as it helps employees to stay informed and work effectively with others.


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Reading Comprehension Test Versions

  • General: Suitable for most jobs with standard business text.


  • Basic: Easier questions, targeted at entry level or customer support jobs.


  • Industrial: Basic level questions targeted at industrial based jobs requiring basic comprehension.

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Pre-employment tests for job applicants

Avoiding bias

Using pre-employment tests, such as our Reading Comprehension Tests, is one way to avoid bias in the hiring process. Bias can be conscious or unconscious and recruiters may not be aware that they have them.

Using research-based pre-hire tests reduces bias that may come from work or educational experience.

All of our tests follow the guidelines of the EEOC and US Department of Labor’s Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection.

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