The Canaries travelled in good form, having picked up seven points in their last three league outings, but both teams were guilty of poor finishing and wasteful possession in a match that lacked any moment of quality.
The game started slowly and, other than a few profligate efforts sprinkled throughout the match, it never had the tempo required to get the home fans fully behind their side's quest for a maiden league victory.
The first chance of note came after a quarter of an hour when Royals winger Garath McCleary fired in a long-range effort that was parried away by John Ruddy in the Norwich goal.
In a lacklustre second half Reading captain Jobi McAnuff arrowed a shot inches over the crossbar before Jimmy Kebe's cross bounced on top of the woodwork moments later.
Sunday Indo Sport