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About the test:

The English Comprehension test evaluates a candidate’s ability to comprehend business-level English, understand textual information, deduce information from presented facts and express ideas clearly in English. This test is used by recruiters for pre-employment screening of candidates for roles that require a good command over the English language.

Covered skills:

  • Drawing conclusions
  • Inferencing
  • Distinguishing between fact and opinion
  • Attention To Detail
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9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface English Comprehension Test is the most accurate way to shortlist Entry Level Graduates



Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The English Reading Comprehension Test helps recruiters and hiring managers identify qualified candidates from a pool of resumes, and helps in taking objective hiring decisions. It reduces the administrative overhead of interviewing too many candidates and saves time by filtering out unqualified candidates.

The insights generated from this assessment can be used by recruiters and hiring managers to identify candidates with strong reading comprehension skills. Anti-cheating features enable you to be comfortable with conducting assessments online. This English Reading Comprehension Test is ideal for helping recruiters identify which candidates have the skills to do well on the job.

Reason #2

No trick questions

Traditional assessment tools use trick questions and puzzles for the screening, which creates a lot of frustration among candidates about having to go through irrelevant screening assessments.

The main reason we started Adaface is that traditional pre-employment assessment platforms are not a fair way for companies to evaluate candidates. At Adaface, our mission is to help companies find great candidates by assessing on-the-job skills required for a role.

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Reason #3

Non-googleable questions

We have a very high focus on the quality of questions that test for on-the-job skills. Every question is non-googleable and we have a very high bar for the level of subject matter experts we onboard to create these questions. We have crawlers to check if any of the questions are leaked online. If/ when a question gets leaked, we get an alert. We change the question for you & let you know.

These are just a small sample from our library of 10,000+ questions. The actual questions on this English Reading Comprehension Test will be non-googleable.

🧐 Question

Medium

Binary Logic
Binary Logic
Solve
                        At DreamTeam conference, all participants answer any questions with two sentences, one of which is always true and the other is a lie.

I asked Andrew, Sid and Drew, "What is your favourite startup?" and got the following replies:

Andrew: Our favourite startup is SpeckX. We do not like playing baseball.
Sid: Our favourite startup is Cuber. We love playing baseball.
Drew: Our favourite startup is Drab. We love playing baseball.

1: The favourite startup of the participants of DreamTeam is SpeckX.
2: DreamTeam participants like playing baseball.
3: DreamTeam participants do not like playing baseball.
4: The favourite startup of the participants of DreamTeam is Cuber.
5: The favourite startup of the participants of DreamTeam is Drab.
                        Which of the following options is/are correct?
                        

Options:

  • 1 and 2
  • 1 and 3
  • 4 and 2
  • 5 and 2
  • 4 and 3
  • 5 and 3

Medium

Homeopathy
Solve
                        Two main axioms constitute the core principles of homeopathy. The "like cures like" principle holds that, if a substance causes a symptom (e.g. onion makes my nose run), then that substance can cure a disease that is characterised by a runny nose (e.g. hayfever or a common cold). The second principle assumes that the serial dilution process used for homeopathic remedies renders them not less but more potent (hence homeopaths call this process "potentiation").

Both of these axioms fly in the face of science. If they were true, much of what we learned in physics and chemistry would be wrong. If anyone shows the concepts of homeopathy to be correct, he or she becomes a serious contender for one or two Nobel prizes. Homeopaths often say that we simply have not yet discovered how homeopathy works. The truth is that we know there is no conceivable scientific explanation that could possibly explain it.

Which of the following options is not a possible conclusion based on the above passage?

Options:

  • Homeopathy stands on the belief that if onion makes your nose run, then onion can cure a similar disease too.
  • If the two axioms are proved right, the chemistry which we studied might be wrong.
  • There is no explanation to scientifically prove how homeopathy works.
  • Homeopathy cannot be effective, because it violates the physics & chemistry fundamentals.

Medium

Airline Operators
Solve
                        Four airline operators A, B, C and D operate on a popular route between 2 cities, Rome and Venice in Italy. Airline A wanted to increase the number of seats sold, so they reduced their fares for this route. Airlines B, C, D imitated this move immediately. The general belief is that the volume of air travel between Rome and Venice would increase as a result of this. Which of the following statements, if true, would add trust to the general belief?
                        
                        A: All 4 airlines see increased profits.
B: Airlines start slashing rates for other routes as well.
C: A study shows that around 80% of air travel in Italy is company sponsored.
D: A study shows that air travellers in Italy are price sensitive.

Options:

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D

Easy

Call Gurj Clooners
Solve
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                        Folks should call Gurj Clooners if they want to:
                        

Options:

  • schedule a visit to the store
  • speak to him about the offers
  • ask for discounts
  • get a product demo
  • understand the prices
  • talk to a sales representative

Medium

Cigarette taxation regime
Solve
                        Cigarettes account for only 23% of tobacco consumption, and only 16% of 250 million tobacco consumers use cigarettes. However these 16% contribute 85% of the tax revenues to the Exchequer from the tobacco sector. The punitive cigarette taxation regime has kept the tax base narrow, and lowering taxes will expand this base. Which of these best bolsters the conclusion that lowering duties will expand the tax base?
                        
                        A: The cigarette manufacturers’ association has decided to indulge in aggressive promotion.

B: Cigarette manufacturers are lobbying for a reduction on duties.

C: There is a likelihood that tobacco consumers will shift to cigarette smoking if cigarette prices reduce.

D: An increase in duties on non-cigarette tobacco may lead to a shift in favor of cigarette smoking.

E: There is a likelihood that tobacco consumers will shift to cigarettes if cigarette prices reduce.

F: A decrease in duties on non-cigarette tobacco may lead to more tobacco consumers shifting to cigarettes.

G: Cigarette smokers are becoming increasing aware of associated health risks.

H: Increased health warnings could reduce the tax base.

Options:

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E
  • F
  • G
  • H

Easy

Reading Comprehension
Solve
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                        This note informs Savannah that:

A: she can purchase new toys at a discounted rate.
B: the toy store has a new collection that she can purchase from now.
C: she can sell her used toys to the store.
D: she can get used and new toys in the ongoing sale at the store.

Options:

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
🧐 Question🔧 Skill

Medium

Binary Logic
Binary Logic
2 mins
Reading Comprehension
Solve

Medium

Homeopathy
2 mins
Reading Comprehension
Solve

Medium

Airline Operators
2 mins
English
Solve

Easy

Call Gurj Clooners
2 mins
English
Solve

Medium

Cigarette taxation regime
2 mins
English
Solve

Easy

Reading Comprehension
2 mins
English
Solve
🧐 Question🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
Binary Logic
Binary Logic
Reading Comprehension
Medium2 minsSolve
Homeopathy
Reading Comprehension
Medium2 minsSolve
Airline Operators
English
Medium2 minsSolve
Call Gurj Clooners
English
Easy2 minsSolve
Cigarette taxation regime
English
Medium2 minsSolve
Reading Comprehension
English
Easy2 minsSolve
Reason #4

1200+ customers in 75 countries

Brandon

With Adaface, we were able to optimise our initial screening process by upwards of 75%, freeing up precious time for both hiring managers and our talent acquisition team alike!


Brandon Lee, Head of People, Love, Bonito

Reason #5

1 click candidate invites

Email invites: You can send candidates an email invite to the English Reading Comprehension Test from your dashboard by entering their email address.

Public link: You can create a public link for each test that you can share with candidates.

API or integrations: You can invite candidates directly from your ATS by using our pre-built integrations with popular ATS systems or building a custom integration with your in-house ATS.

Reason #6

Detailed scorecards & comparative results

Reason #7

Designed for elimination, not selection

The most important thing while implementing the pre-employment English Reading Comprehension Test in your hiring process is that it is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. In other words: you want to use the test to eliminate the candidates who do poorly on the test, not to select the candidates who come out at the top. While they are super valuable, pre-employment tests do not paint the entire picture of a candidate’s abilities, knowledge, and motivations. Multiple easy questions are more predictive of a candidate's ability than fewer hard questions. Harder questions are often "trick" based questions, which do not provide any meaningful signal about the candidate's skillset.

Reason #8

High completion rate

Adaface tests are conversational, low-stress, and take just 25-40 mins to complete.

This is why Adaface has the highest test-completion rate (86%), which is more than 2x better than traditional assessments.

Reason #9

Advanced Proctoring


About The English Reading Comprehension Test

The English Reading Comprehension Test assesses a candidate's verbal skills with the English language, including the ability to grasp concepts offered through words as well as convey ideas clearly using words. It's an excellent pre-employment screening tool for people applying for a range of positions.

What roles can I use the English Reading Comprehension Test for?

  • Entry Level Graduate
  • Fresh Graduates

What topics are covered in the English Comprehension Test?

Finding the main idea, important facts, and supporting details
Reading Comprehension
Inferencing
Distinguishing between fact and opinion
Summarizing
Sequencing
Drawing conclusions
Comparing and contrasting
Problem-solving
Attention To Detail
Grammar
Vocabulary
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The hiring managers felt that through the technical questions that they asked during the panel interviews, they were able to tell which candidates had better scores, and differentiated with those who did not score as well. They are highly satisfied with the quality of candidates shortlisted with the Adaface screening.


85%
reduction in screening time

English Comprehension Test FAQs

What questions does the English comprehension test include?

The candidates are presented with passages, and the test asks them to answer multiple-choice questions to evaluate:

  • ability to comprehend business-level English
  • ability to understand the passage
  • ability to pick the most suitable option for each question based on the facts presented in the passage
  • command over vocabulary, spelling, word association, idioms and metaphors

Can I combine multiple skills into one custom assessment?

Yes, absolutely. Custom assessments are set up based on your job description, and will include questions on all must-have skills you specify.

Do you have any anti-cheating or proctoring features in place?

We have the following anti-cheating features in place:

  • Non-googleable questions
  • IP proctoring
  • Web proctoring
  • Webcam proctoring
  • Plagiarism detection
  • Secure browser

Read more about the proctoring features.

How do I interpret test scores?

The primary thing to keep in mind is that an assessment is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. A skills assessment is optimized to help you eliminate candidates who are not technically qualified for the role, it is not optimized to help you find the best candidate for the role. So the ideal way to use an assessment is to decide a threshold score (typically 55%, we help you benchmark) and invite all candidates who score above the threshold for the next rounds of interview.

What experience level can I use this test for?

Each Adaface assessment is customized to your job description/ ideal candidate persona (our subject matter experts will pick the right questions for your assessment from our library of 10000+ questions). This assessment can be customized for any experience level.

Does every candidate get the same questions?

Yes, it makes it much easier for you to compare candidates. Options for MCQ questions and the order of questions are randomized. We have anti-cheating/ proctoring features in place. In our enterprise plan, we also have the option to create multiple versions of the same assessment with questions of similar difficulty levels.

I'm a candidate. Can I try a practice test?

No. Unfortunately, we do not support practice tests at the moment. However, you can use our sample questions for practice.

What is the cost of using this test?

You can check out our pricing plans.

Can I get a free trial?

Yes, you can sign up for free and preview this test.

I just moved to a paid plan. How can I request a custom assessment?

Here is a quick guide on how to request a custom assessment on Adaface.

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