IELTS Exam Format - Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking


What are the test formats for IELTS Academic and IELTS General test?

The International English Language Testing System offers two variations of tests Academic and Generic.

The Academic IELTS test is taken for academic purposes and evaluates the English language proficiency of the test-taker to test their ability to perform in an academic or higher learning environment where English is the primary language of communication.

The General IELTS test is taken for work or immigration purposes to evaluate the skills of the candidate to judge how well they can understand English and how proficient they are in using the English Language for work and everyday life that is basically in social context.