The Important Numbers

5-6 Passages
40 Questions
60 60 Minutes
There is no additional time given to transfer the answers into the Answer Sheet in the IELTS Reading Test. Invigilators will collect your IELTS Answer Sheet after 60 minutes
Question Types
Sentence Completion
True/False/Not Given
Choosing Headings
Multiple Choice
Headings and True/False/Not Given seem to be the most challenging types of reading exercises for most test takers

Text Sources

IELTS General Reading test uses five to six texts taken from advertisements, timetables, job descriptions, staff training materials, newspaper, magazines, and so on. A total of 2,150 - 2,750 words is used in all the texts.

IELTS reading test only assesses your reading skills. Knowledge of the subject discussed in an IELTS text does not influence your IELTS Band Score.


. 1 point per right Answer
. Spelling is checked
. Both USA & British spelling are accepted
. Grammar is checked
. Capitalization is not checked

There is no negative marking in IELTS. Hence, if you do not have an answer, guess!
Share this page: