Reading Comprehension Test

Please note that this product can only be administered if you have a valid Vienna Test System administration software license for VTS online or a local VTS version 8.0.00 or higher.

Field of Application+

Detailed Description+

Assesses reading comprehension.
Reading comprehension is defined as understanding the content of what is read. The key components of this work-related skill are word comprehension, vocabulary, sentence comprehension, text comprehension and memory. The test is used in personnel psychology in the context of staff & management assessments and job & career placement.

Test forms+

S1: A – parallel form
S2: Text B – parallel form


The respondent reads a text in the style of a short story and then answers questions on it. The questions use a multiple-choice format. The previous answer can be corrected.


Cognitive abilities




approx. 15–20 minutes


Norms for ages 12+.

Test administration+

Controlled Mode

Products specifications
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DimensionsCognitive abilities
Test typeSpecial Ability Tests