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IELTS Academic VS IELTS General Tests

Understanding the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) can be difficult, therefore choosing between the general and academic versions of the test should be your first step.
Depending on the unique requirements of the test-takers, these are differentiated. Choosing which one to
choose based on each test's aim is the first step towards advancing in the IELTS.
IELTS General Training (GT) Purpose
IELTS General Training is the ideal choice if you want to immigrate to an English-speaking nation or want to pursue secondary education at a level below that of a bachelor's degree.
IELTS Academic (AC) Purpose
This test is the one to select if you want to pursue undergraduate or graduate school abroad
Different Formats
IELTS GT has 4 modules that are Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking, taken in the same sequence. The Writing and Reading sections are different from Academic Writing and Reading.
  • Writing- Students write Task 1, a Report and Task 2, an essay.
  • Reading- three long passages- 40 Questions
IELTS Academic
  • Listening- 30 minutes Audio play-10 minutes- Transfer time-40 questions.
  • Speaking- an 11 to 14-minute in-person interview.
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