All the passages are taken from Magazines, Newspapers, and from various online resources. All three passages are designed and written for the general audience.
Topics are academic in nature and require your basic understanding of English. Texts are descriptive, may contain technical words for which a glossary below each section is provided. At times passages may comprise non-verbal materials like illustrations, or diagrams. Texts are written in diverse styles.
There are a total of 14 question types that one should definitely need to know before sitting for the exam.
Reading Format- Academic
The General Training Reading test contains a number of texts. Texts are authentic and are taken from notices, advertisements, company handbooks, official documents, books, magazines, and newspapers.
The first section, 'everyday life', contains two or three short factual texts, one of which may be composite (consisting of 6-8 short texts related by topic e.g. hotel advertisements). Topics are relevant to everyday life in an English-speaking country.
The second section, 'work-related issues', contains two short factual texts focusing on work-related issues (e.g. applying for jobs, company policies, pay and conditions, workplace facilities, staff development, and training).
The third section, 'general interest', contains one longer, more complex text on a topic of general interest.
There are a total of 12 question types that one should definitely need to know before sitting for the exam.
Reading Format- General
No. of Questions
1 Mark/ Answer
- You will get a band score of 1-9, half or whole, e.g. 5.5 or 7
No. of sections
- Reading texts with a total word length of 2,150 to 2,375 words.