About the IELTS test

Understand the IELTS test format

Overview of the IELTS test

The total test time is under three hours


Both IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training test your Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking skills in English

Test format in detail

IELTS test versions

This IELTS test is suitable for those applying to train or study at below degree level, as well as those wishing to migrate 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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The IELTS Academic test is suitable for entry to study at undergraduate or postgraduate levels, and also for professional registration purposes. It assesses whether you are ready to begin studying or training in an environment where English language is used, and reflects some of the features of language used in academic study.

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