Comprehension unseen passages with a range of Objective Type Questions are asked to measure understanding, interpretation, and inference, including Multiple Choice and Short Answer Questions. Word construction and inference of meaning will be tested as well as vocabulary. The paragraphs will be between 800 and 900 words in length. This text will be used to ask five multiple choice questions and seven objective type questions (for a total of 12 marks). One of the following will be included in the passage:
a) Instructions, descriptions, and reports are examples of factual passages.
b) Opinion-based descriptive sections, such as argumentative, persuasive, or interpretive texts.
c) Literary passages, such as an excerpt from a novel, play, poem, essay, or biography.
The second section will be 400-500 words long. The ability to take notes and abstract will be evaluated.
Unseen Passages for Class 8 to 12 with Answers
|Unseen Passage for Class 12|
|Unseen Passage for Class 11|
|Unseen Passage for Class 10|
|Unseen Passage for Class 9|
|Unseen Passage for Class 8|
Reading for comprehension, conceptual understanding, critical evaluation, decoding, inference, interpreting analysis and vocabulary are the skills to be tested. You should not feel disheartened simply because the comprehension passage is unseen and not an extract from your books. Comprehension passage is a skill and every skill demands practice. Once you have acquired the skill, you will realise that it is not difficult to answer questions based on a given passage because the answer are present in the passage itself.
A limited number of passages have been solved to provide model answers and the rest are meant for practice, evaluation and assessment individually as well as at class level. Thus each section has two sets:
1. Solve Examples
2. Practice Passages
Why comprehension passages important to students?
Comprehension Students’ intelligence is tested through passages in terms of reading and comprehending (i.e., understanding the texts and being able to answer questions based on them). Students should be able to communicate themselves in a concise, clear, and concise way. Such activities eliminate the need for memorization and demonstrate how to write precisely. It also assesses the readers’ vocabulary.
How to get goods marks in unseen passages questions?
Some tips to answer unseen passage questions:
Read the questions first. It saves time to know what you are reading for. Make sure you understand the questions. Underline the key word(s) in the questions and look in for the key words in the passage. Now, Read the passage as quickly as you can. Look for the answer as you read. When you find the answer, take notice of it. Use the key words from the question to locate the answer in the passage. In this way you can be sure that your answer is the best and complete. Try to get a general idea of the passage. You are not expected to know the meaning of all the words in the passage. You should work in collaboration with Eyes, Hand and Brain. After 1set reading, read the questions once again. The questions will give you the idea from which part, the questions are asked. It will make answering the questions easy and correct.
Synonyms will be asked from the passage. If you do not know the word, read the referred paragraph again. You will understand what the line is trying to convey and hence there is a possibility that the meaning will become clear to you and you will be able to answer its synonym. You just have to puzzle out the meaning. Solve previous year’s exam papers. By solving the previous papers you can understand and identify what kind of questions are framed in the examination. This will provide you sufficient practice along with building up your confidence and enable you to mentally prepare for those kinds of questions.