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Which IELTS test is right for me?

There are two types of the IELTS test: IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training.

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IELTS Academic

The IELTS Academic test is for people applying for higher education or professional registration in an English speaking environment. It reflects some of the features of academic language and assesses whether you are ready to begin studying or training.

This approach is widely supported by the institutions that recognize IELTS.

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IELTS General Training

The IELTS General Training test is for those who are going to English speaking countries for secondary education, work experience or training programs. It is also a requirement for migration to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. The test focuses on basic survival skills in broad social and workplace contexts.
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Individual organisations have different requirements. Make sure you check which IELTS test the organisation you are applying to recognises.

Click here if you are applying for IELTS to go or stay in the UK.

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A test of four skills

IELTS is a task-based test covering the four language skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking).

How do I register?

You can sit an IELTS test in more than 1,200 locations across the world. Find out how and where you can book your IELTS test.

IELTS for study

Thousands of education and training providers all over the world use IELTS results to select their students.