Reading Comprehension is the only question type that appears on all major standardized tests and the reason isn't too surprising.
No matter what academic area you pursue, you have to make sense of dense, unfamiliar prose. Dentistry, of course, is no exception.
On the Reading Comprehension section, you'll have 60 minutes to address three passages, each with 16 to 17 corresponding questions (for a total of 50 questions). These long, dense excerpts are often filled with scientific jargon and technical explanations. Questions may ask you to identify the main idea or a detail, make an inference, or determine the function of a part of the passage.
The questions are designed to test your ability to retain information and ascertain the structure and purpose of the passage.