IELTS Reading Format
Duration of the IELTS Reading test: 60 minutes
Type of Questions
Fill in the blanks in a passage
Match the headings and Complete Sentences
Multiple Choice Questions
Short answers to Open questions
Read the entire passage once for basic understanding
Observe the main information in the entire passage
Analyze the important areas of the passage
Understand the points which are relevant to the given questions
You should be able to understand a writer’s perspective and the concept behind the passage
Check the overall development of the passage
Write your answers directly on the answer sheet.
Read quickly and efficiently, and manage your time.
Expect to read approximately 2150-2750 words during your test.
IELTS Academic Reading
IELTS General Reading
The test will have three sections ,each with one long text
The content is taken from books, journal, magazines and newspaper
The text might be accompanied by diagram, graphs or illustrations .
The text range from the descriptive and factual to the discursive and analytical.
A simple Glossary will be provided if a material contains technical terms.
The test will have three to four sections
The texts are taken from newspapers, advertisements, official documents etc.
There are two or three short factual texts relevant to everyday life
It has two shorts factual texts focused on work-related issue e.g. a job application
There is one longer, more complex text based on a topic of general interest.