You may have heard about the five pillars of reading comprehension. Vocabulary is one of them, and a good grasp of words and their usage ensures speedy comprehension and passage-solving. As a result, it becomes necessary to have a strong command of English vocabulary and to get good grades on RC portions. Moreover, in almost every competitive exam, you will find several questions testing your vocabulary in the form of synonyms, antonyms, and one-word substitutions.
Furthermore, in examinations like IBPS, SSC and UPSC, you need to answer fill-in-the-blanks, error finding, para jumble, and idioms and phrases. This further accentuates the importance of vocabulary for competitive exams.
Besides being important for exams, having a strong stock of words is one of the valuable assets in one’s professional life. If you were to seek professional help, they would advise you to increase your vocabulary and get more familiar with a variety of key English terminology.