BLUEPRINT OF THE IELTS READING EXAM
IELTS reading module contains three passages out of which 40 questions are encircled. Each passage forms one of the 3 sections of the of the IELTS reading exam. Generally there are 13 questions from two sections and 14 from one; however, this can differ. There are 10 essential types of questions, some with possible varieties. These questions must be answered in an hour, no extra time is available for transferring answers to the answer sheet, and everything must be completed in 60 minutes. Each right answer represents one check. There is no negative marking for wrong answers. Band scores are allotted according to a fixed scope of marks. For instance, 30 marks represent 7.0 bands. Touchstone lists the type of questions that are asked in the reading section of IELTS:
- Multiple choice
- Identification of accuracy of information in the content ( True/False/Not Given)
- Matching information with passages/areas
- Matching headings with passages/areas
- Matching statements with text features
- Matching sentence endings with beginnings
- Sentence completion
- Summary/note/table/flow chart completion
- Diagram label completion
- Short-answer questions
Out of these questions, many come in sequence in the content however some don’t. It isn’t obligatory that the question paper will have every one of these types of questions; however, some of these come noticeably in the exam. Same sort of questions can show up once, twice or thrice additionally in the paper. For example, all the three sections may have an arrangement of True/False/Not Given questions, multiple choice questions and fill in the blanks separately.
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