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IELTS Cyprus different test types


Learn about the different IELTS test types and find out which IELTS test you need to take to achieve your work, study or migration goals.

You must be able to demonstrate a high level of English language proficiency if you want to work, live, or study in an English-speaking country. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is an English language test designed to help you study, migrate, or work in a country where English is the native language.

How many types of IELTS tests are there?

Depending on your goals or purpose for moving abroad, you may choose to sit one of the following IELTS tests:

Academic Test

General Training Test

IELTS on paper

IELTS on Computer



If you plan to study in higher education or seek professional registration, you can take the IELTS Academic test.

If your goal is to study secondary education, work, or migrate to an English-speaking country, IELTS General Training test might be right for you.

This test requires test takers to sit at a desk with the question papers and answer sheets for the Reading, Listening and Writing tests in an official IELTS test centre. Test takers will write their answers in pencils. 

If you choose to take the IELTS on computer, you will take the Listening, Reading and Writing tests using a computer in an official IELTS Test centre.

IELTS on Paper


Listening (30 minutes + 10 minutes transfer time)

Reading (60min)

Writing (60 min)

Speaking (11-14 min) 

Face-to-face or VCS Speaking test with a certified IELTS Examiner

Results Available

13 days

Booking and Registration

Look for a blue paper icon              when booking your test

IELTS on paper
IELTS on paper
IELTS on computer
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