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IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is a standardized international English test to check the English language proficiency of the candidates. People who wish to pursue education or work opportunities in English-speaking countries like the USA, UK etc may sit for the exam. As such, there is no minimum eligibility criterion

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IELTS academic reading test is one of the major parts in the exam that lasts for one hour. The questions in this section vary from multiple choice questions to identify the author’s view point on a certain idea given in the passage. The questions also include matching the headlines, matching ideas completing flowcharts and sentences. There will be total 40 questions in this section.


The candidates can download IELTS academic reading test sample papers from this page. The IELTS academic reading practice test papers will help the candidates to get more chances to prepare well and know the various types of questions that come for the test.

The IELTS reading test is divided into three parts. Each part of the test will have long passages with an average of 2500 words. At times, the text will also include diagrams and the candidates need to answer various questions related to that.


The main aim of the IELTS academic reading test is to analyze the ability of the candidate in understanding the inferences, reading the main points of the passage and reading the gist of passage and answer the questions effectively.

IELTS academic reading samples are provided by the British Council.


Download IELTS academic reading practice test with answers now!


Diagram label completion

Identifying information

Identifying writer’s views

Matching features


Matching headings

Multiple choice questions

Table completion

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