The Difference between IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training Exam

We often get the question from people who are about to take the IELTS exam on what the difference between IELTS academic and IELTS General Training exam is? And which test they should take? So here is a brief overview of the two different IELTS formats.

IELTS General Training Exam

The General Training IELTS Test focuses on English in more of a professional setting. This could be in environment as secondary school, workplace and immigration.
The majority of IELTS General Training test takers are professionals who are looking to work in a country where the language is English. Some countries also require an IELTS score for immigration purposes.

IELTS Academic Exam

The IELTS academic test is for students who are looking to study at a University level in a English speaking country. Many admission offices require a certain level of IELTS score to be able to attend their University.

The IELTS Academic test is used by colleges and universities in these countries Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and United Kingdom.