Free Online IELTS Academic Reading Practice Test 1

Welcome to our Free Online IELTS Academic Reading Practice Test, designed to simulate the real test environment and help you prepare for your IELTS exam with confidence. Our practice test provides you with interactive questions, a timer to replicate test conditions, and immediate results upon completion.


  1. Start the Test: Click on the ‘Start Test’ button to begin your practice session.
  2. Timer: Once you begin, the timer will start, counting down from 60 minutes – the same duration as the actual IELTS Reading section.
  3. Navigation: Use the ‘Previous’ and ‘Next’ buttons to navigate between questions. Make sure to respond to each question before moving on.
  4. Completion: After answering all questions, click the ‘Submit’ button. Your score will then be calculated, and your estimated band score will be displayed.
  5. Retake: If you wish to attempt the test again for further practice, click the ‘Retake Test’ button.

Test Format:

The test consists of several passages related to academic topics. Each passage is followed by a series of questions that check your reading comprehension abilities, including:

  • Multiple-choice questions
  • True/False/Not Given questions
  • Summary completion tasks


Your answers are automatically scored once you submit the test. The score is out of 40, and it will be converted to the IELTS 9-band scale. This will give you a good indication of your current reading level.

Tips for Success:

  • Skim the passages first to get a general understanding.
  • Pay close attention to the titles, headings, and any highlighted words.
  • Manage your time wisely – do not spend too long on one question.
  • Read the questions carefully and look for specific information in the passages.

Start Your Practice:

Are you ready to take your IELTS Academic Reading skills to the next level? Click ‘Start Test’ and begin your practice session now!