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reading comprehensions for CAT

  • Reading comprehension questions involve reading of a passage of about 300 – 600 words and deriving answers from the passage content..
  • RCs forms an important part of the English Language section. This section mainly focuses on to check the ability to understand the language and the underlying concept of the passage. The main focus should be to have a good command over the language as well as time management.
  • Make sure you attempt these passage on a regular basis and with complete seriousness.
  • Read the passage below and then answer the questions that follow.
  • Once you are finished, click the ‘Get Results’ button below. Any items you have not completed will be marked incorrect.

RC Passage

Finally there arises the question as to our leadership potential. Although the entire younger generation by the very definition is a potential storehouse of leadership, I feel that our universities provide the richest reservoir from which the future leaders of this country will be forthcoming. I have had occasion to travel fairly extensively and to visit a number of university centres in the country. It is deeply encouraging to see that despitethe economic and other difficulties which these young men and women have to face they are full of energy and idealism. The real question is whether we have the ability and imagination to tap this reservoir, to fan the sparks of youthful idealism into bright flames that would illumine the future of India – the India of our dreams for the building of which countless generations have struggled and sacrificed; an India socially emancipated, economically prosperous, politically integrated, militarily strong and spiritually dynamic.

CDS RC: Passage-24

Question 1
Which one of the following is correct? The writer believes that India is
A
socially emancipated
B
economically prosperous
C
spiritually dynamic
D
None of the above
Question 1 Explanation: 
The author doesn’t believe in any of the above options. None of them are mentioned in the passage in context t the question that is asked. Hence, none of the above is the right choice.
Question 2
What is the author's tone in the passage?
A
Optimistic
B
Autocratic
C
Pessimistic
D
Partisan
Question 2 Explanation: 
Author takes his talks in a positive manner about the universities and hence, the tone is optimistic.
Question 3
Where will the future leaders of the country mainly come from?
A
The families of present political leaders
B
The community of social scientists
C
The universities
D
The entire younger generation
Question 3 Explanation: 
the answer becomes crystal clear from the line mentioned here ‘..I feel that our universities provide the richest reservoir from which the future leaders of this country will be forthcoming..’
Question 4
Which one of the following is correct? For realizing the India of our dreams,
A
we should have the imagination to exploit our budding leadership potential
B
we should admire the sacrifices made by several generations
C
we should bring about more technological advancements
D
we should provide better facilities for sports
Question 4 Explanation: 
In relation to the passage, the most logical option would be option (a) as that is the theme on which the whole passage is based. All the other options anyways are irrelevant in context of the passage.
Question 5
Which one of the following is correct? What is deeply encouraging about educated young men and women of India is that
A
they come from the richest reservoirs of leaders
B
they are full of energy and idealism because of quality education
C
they are full of youthful idealism and imagination
D
they are full of energy and idealism in spite the economic and other difficulties they face as students
Question 5 Explanation: 
The author feels that the current generation of India is full of zest and enthusiasm. The answer is directly mentioned in the passage, somewhere in the middle of it.
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