Reading Comprehension (RC) forms one of the crucial skills tested in entrance examinations. In RC, you are given a passage followed by some questions based on it, either directly or indirectly. You need to answer the questions on the basis of the passage. The two most basic skills tested in RC are: (a) comprehension or understanding of diverse ideas expressed in the English language and (b) speed or the rate at which you can imbibe and absorb what you read. You need to be good in both these areas in order to be able to do well in RC.