In IELTS Academic Reading Test:
The IELTS academic reading module/section/test comprises of 3 passages, for which you will get a total of 60 minutes to complete. To complete the test within the stipulated time, you’re advised not to spend more than 20 minutes on each passage. This section has 40 questions with each question carrying 1 point, and no negative marking for wrong answers. The questions fall under different question types which are explained elaborately further down the page. Please do keep a check on your spellings, as an incorrect spelling would be considered an incorrect answer.
Academic Reading Module:
- There are 3 sections.
- Each section contains one long text with questions below it.
- Texts are taken from books, journals, magazines, newspapers. The texts are on academic topics of general interest.
- The IELTS Academic Reading section is divided into 3 parts with each of these parts consisting of a long paragraph text.
- The difficulty level increases from part 1 to part 3. These texts are usually related to subjects like science, sociology and can even be some form of illustration.
The IELTS Academic Reading Band Calculation