IELTS tests is available in two test versions: Academic - for people applying for higher education or professional registration, and General Training for those migrating to Australia, Canada and the UK, or applying for secondary education, training programmes and work experience in an English-speaking environment. Both versions will provide a valid and accurate assessment of the four language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking.
The IELTS Academic test is for the people who are applying for higher education or professional registration in an English speaking environment. It reflects some of the features of academic language and it assesses whether you are ready to begin studying or training.This approach is supported by the institutions that recognise IELTS.
IELTS General Training
The IELTS General Training test is for those who are going to English speaking countries for secondary education and work experience or training programs. It is a requirement for migration to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. The test focuses on the basic survival skills in broad social and workplace contexts.