IELTS Test Format:
The IELTS test consists of four components: Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing. The Listening, Reading and Writing parts are taken on the same day one after the other, with no breaks between them. The Speaking test is usually scheduled on the afternoon of the test day however, it can be scheduled within seven days before or after that. Candidates will be contacted by their local IELTS test center to inform them about the date and location of the speaking test.
IELTS Academic measures English language proficiency needed for an academic, higher learning environment. The tasks and texts cover various subject fields. The Academic format is suitable for those who intend to study in an English-medium university at undergraduate or postgraduate level, or institutions of higher and further education. Many professions (e.g. medical, nursing, accounting, engineering) also require an Academic test result for registration purposes in many countries.
IELTS General Training:
IELTS General Training measures English language proficiency in a practical, everyday context. The tasks and texts reflect both workplace and social situations. The General Training version of the test is typical for those who are intend to travel to English-speaking countries to finish secondary education, gain work experience or join training programs. This version of the test is also often a visa requirement if you are planning to migrate to English speaking countries including Australia, the UK, Canada and New Zealand.
Should you choose IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training?
Each university, employer and immigration department sets their own IELTS requirements. You have to check which version of IELTS is accepted by your chosen organization and to find out what IELTS score will be required. The score of the IELTS is out of 9 marks for each section and 9 marks as an overall score.
There are usually 3 exams every month that you can choose from. You can reserve online or visit us at the AASTMT in person with the original identification document (Passport or ID) that you want to have your certificate with.