How to Prepare for UPSSSC PET 2022 Reading Comprehension?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 13th, 2023

Candidates preparing for the upcoming UPSSSC PET 2022 exam must prepare for the reading comprehension section in a comprehensive manner. UPSSSC PET is going to be conducted soon. We will cover the reading comprehension section of the syllabus of UPSSSC PET 2022.

In this official syllabus of the PET exam, reading comprehension has been reserved for 10 marks. These 10 marks have great value as reading comprehensions are a great way to score marks and increase your chances of selection. In the PET exam, there will be 2 reading comprehensions in English and Hindi Language.

Lakhs of students have applied for the PET exam 2022, amid this high competition it is highly important for students to cover all the aspects of the syllabus and in this article, we are going to provide you with important tips and tricks to solve the reading comprehension in the UPSSSC PET Exam2022.

Check UPSSSC PET Syllabus to gain a better understanding of the topics. 

Problems Faced by Students while Attempting Reading Comprehension

  1. Time Management: Many students tend to skip the comprehension questions as they think it will take a lot of time to read and understand the paragraph written. But it is a misconception among students, there are mostly 4 to 5 questions based on one paragraph, with proper practice one can easily master this section and clear cut-off.
  2. Vocabulary: Vocabulary-based questions in reading comprehension pose a problem to students who are not in the habit of reading and find reading the whole passage pointless. But many times the answer is easily understood by the statement given.
  3. Inability to understand the passage: The passages that are going to be asked in the UPSSSC PE are going to be of a basic level that an average student can understand and answer in the given time frame. Hence, students should focus on improving their analyzing skills by reading more and more instead of giving up on such a scoring section.
  4. Language Problem: Hindi medium students find it difficult to understand English passages and vice-versa. This problem can only be tackled by developing a reading habit and practicing more and more questions.

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Preparation Tips for UPSSSC PET Reading Comprehension 

Here are a few tips for the UPSSSC PET Aspirants to follow while attempting the Reading Comprehension questions:

  • Firstly, do not be scared of a long passage, most of the questions asked will be direct and all you need to do is read the passage carefully and answer the questions.
  • I suggest that you first have a quick look at the questions asked based on the passage, this will keep your mind sharp towards the points you need to focus on. 
  • Give the passage a careful reading, sometimes word-to-word reading is not necessary but still, it is recommended that unless there is a high shortage of time you give the passage a thorough reading and make notes in your head about the questions you read as suggested in point number 2.
  • Now, read the questions again, you will find it much easier to know where the answer lies, as you have already read the questions before, and based on that you have read the passage. 
  • Practice this method by solving multiple passages. Remember Practice is the key when it comes to solving reading comprehensions.

Check detailed UPSSSC PET Exam Preparation Tips and Strategy 2022

Sample Reading Comprehension English Questions for UPSSSC PET

Now we will have a look at sample passages of English and Hindi, attempt the passages sincerely and tell us in comments what were the issues you faced:

Direction: Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow. Certain words are printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some of these.


A few years ago, researchers in Germany set out to plumb the moral consciences of small children. They invited a series of 2- and 3-year-olds to play with a marble track in a lab. Close to the track—inauspiciously close—was a block tower that one of the adult experimenters claimed to have painstakingly constructed. Just before turning her back, she asked them not to damage it. Needless to say, the game was rigged. After a few runs, a marble would knock over part of the tower, at which point the experimenter responded with what the resulting journal article described as a “mildly sad” tone. “Oh no,” she would say, then ask what had happened. In some versions of the experiment, the child seemed to be to blame; in others, an adult who was helping with the experiment toppled the tower. The kids’ reactions revealed a lot about how social-emotional development progressed during these key years. While many of the 2-year-olds seemed sympathetic to the researcher’s plight, the 3-year-olds went beyond sympathy. When they believed that they’d caused the accident, they were more likely than the 2-year-olds to express regret and try to fix the tower. In other words, the 3-year-olds’ behavior varied depending on whether they felt responsible.

Their actions demonstrate “the beginnings of real guilt and real conscience. Unlike so-called basic emotions such as sadness, fear, and anger, guilt emerges a little later, in conjunction with a child’s growing grasp of social and moral norms. Children aren’t born knowing how to say “I’m sorry”; rather, they learn over time that such statements appease parents and friends—and their own consciences. This is why researchers generally regard so-called moral guilt, in the right amount, to be a good thing. Viewed in this light, guilt is an opportunity. Work by Tina Malti, a psychology professor at the University of Toronto, suggests that guilt may compensate for an emotional deficiency. In a number of studies, Malti and others have shown that guilt and sympathy (and its close cousin empathy) may represent different pathways to cooperation and sharing. Some kids who are low in sympathy may make up for that shortfall by experiencing more guilt, which can rein in their nastier impulses. And vice versa: High sympathy can substitute for low guilt.

Q. 1 What does the author mean by the following line of the passage?
“…rather, they learn over time that such statements appease parents and friends—and their own consciences.”

A. Children inherit manners from their parents.
B. Children are genetically designed in a manner to be receptive to situations involving guilt and sympathy.
C. Guilt is not one of the basic emotions in humans, and a child learns o feel guilty through the social/ moral approval it gets.
D. Children observe that pleasing parents and elders can win them favours and unprecedented sympathy.

Q.2 The experiment mentioned in the passage was conducted to study which of the following aspects?

A. Aggression in children
B. Guilt and sympathy in children
C. The development of guilt in adults
D. The indifference of growing children

Q. 3 Which of the following is similar in meaning to “revealed” as used in the passage?

A. Disclosed
B. Concealed
C. Procured
D. Hide

Sample Reading Comprehension Hindi Questions for UPSSSC PET

एक गद्यांश दिया गया है । गद्यांश के आधार पर प्रश्न दिए गए हैं । गद्यांश को ध्यानपूर्वक पढ़ें तथा प्रत्येक प्रश्न के चार विकल्पों में से सही विकल्प चुने ।

मनुष्य के लिए अच्छे स्वास्थ्य का होना अत्यंत आवश्यक है । एक स्वस्थ शरीर में ही स्वस्थ मस्तिष्क होता है । दूसरे शब्दों में, स्वस्थ मस्तिष्क के लिए स्वस्थ शरीर का होना अनिवार्य है । रुग्ण शरीर, रुग्ण मानसिकता को जन्म देता है । वैदिक काल से ही हमारे पूर्वजों ने ‘निरोगी काया’ अर्थात स्वस्थ शरीर को प्रमुख सुख माना है । खेल अथवा व्यायाम स्वस्थ शरीर के लिए अति आवश्यक है अर्थात शरीर को स्वस्थ रखने के लिए खेल अथवा व्यायाम की उतनी ही आवश्यकता है जितनी कि जीवन को जीने के लिए भोजन व पानी की आवशयकता होती है । विद्यार्थी जीवन मानव जीवन की आधारशिला है । इस काल में आत्मसात की गई समस्त अच्छी-बुरी आदतों का मानव जीवन पर स्थायी प्रभाव पड़ता है । अध्ययन के साथ-साथ व्यायाम मनुष्य के सर्वागीण विकास में सहायक है । विद्यार्थी जो अपनी पढ़ाई के साथ खेलों को बराबर का महत्व देते हैं वे प्राय: कुशाग्र बुद्धि के होते हैं । वे तन और मन दोनों से ही पूर्ण रूप से स्वस्थ होते हैं । खेलों से उनका मानसिक स्वास्थ्य अच्छा रहता है । वे अन्य विद्यार्थियों की तुलना में अधिक चुस्त-दूरस्त होते हैं तथा उनमें धैर्य, सहनशीलता, क्षमा जैसे मानवीय गुणों का विकास अधिक होता है । हमारे देश में योगासन, दंड-बैठक, दौड़ना, कुश्ती, तैराकी आदि व्यायाम की अनेक पद्धातीय प्रचलित हैं । खेलना भी व्यायाम का ही एक रूप है । फुटबॉल, हॉकी, बालीबॉल, कबड्डी, खो-खो, क्रिकेट आदि देश के प्रमुख खेल हैं । अत: मनुष्य के सर्वगीण विकास के लिए यह अनिवार्य है कि हम खेल और शिक्षा दोनों को ही बराबर का महत्व दे ।

Q. 1 अध्ययन के साथ-साथ मनुष्य के लिए सर्वांगीण विकास में क्या सहायक होता है?

A. बुरी आदतें
B. नृत्य
C. पढ़ाई
D. व्यायाम

Q.2 वैदिक काल से हमारे पूर्वजों ने कैसे शरीर को स्वस्थ माना है?

A. रोगी काया
B. अच्छी-बुरी आदतें
C. अस्वस्थ काया
D. निरोगी काया

Q.3 विधार्थी का मानसिक स्वास्थ्य कैसे अच्छा रहता है?

A. प्रतियोगिता
B. लड़ाई
C. गीत
D. खेल या खेलों से

Q.4 उपर्युक्त गद्यांश का उपयुक्त शीर्षक क्या होगा?

A. खेलों व व्यायाम का महत्व
B. रोगी काया का महत्व
C. विधार्थी जीवन
D. अध्ययन का महत्व 



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