There are two tests available: IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. The test you choose should be based on what it is you want to do. The Academic test is usually for entry into university. General training is used for migration purposes. The organisation where you plan to work or study sets the requirements. So before you book your test, it is good to check which one is right for you.
IELTS General Training tests your English language proficiency in a practical, everyday context. The tasks and tests reflect both workplace and social situations. IELTS is the only English test that provides General Training for migration purposes.
Migrate to New Zealand, Australia or another English-speaking country
Get another job in your own country.
Study or train below degree level
Work in an English-speaking country
You should do IELTS Academic for an academic environment. For example, studying at University. This test measures whether your level of English language proficiency at an academic level. It reflects aspects of academic language. Also, it helps to assess if you’re ready to begin your studies.
Study at an undergraduate level or above
Get a job that requires professional organisation (for example, doctors, nurses, teachers or lawyers)
IELTS is recognised by more than 11,000 universities and employers globally. It’s also recognised by professional bodies, immigration authorities and other government agencies.
You can do your IELTS Academic or your IELTS General Training test on a computer. This is the same test as paper-based IELTS. But, instead of writing your answers on paper, you type them on a computer. So, why would you do IELTS on computer?
For almost 30 years, IELTS has been a paper-based English test that people have used to achieve their work, study and migration dreams. But you asked for more choice – and we’ve listened. Meet computer-delivered IELTS: the same IELTS test you know, delivered via computer, with multiple test sessions a day and fast results.
Results in 5-7 days
More test days
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