The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is designed to assess the
language ability of candidates who need to study or work where English is the language
IELTS is jointly owned by IDP: IELTS Australia, the British Council and Cambridge
English Language Assessment, The test conforms to the highest standards of language
assessment, It covers the four language skills:
Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking.
Approximate Test Time
Listening - 30 minutes
Reading - 60 minutes
Writing - 60 minutes
Speaking - 15 minutes
Academic and General Training
IELTS has two versions – Academic and General Training:
- The Academic test is for those who want to study at tertiary level in an English-speaking
country or those who wish to apply for undergraduate or postgraduate study.
- The General Training test is for those who want to do work experience or training
programs, secondary school or migrate to an English-speaking country. All candidates
take the same Listening and Speaking tests but different Reading and Writing tests.
Note that you must know which version to take when you complete the online application
For further information, please visit the IELTS website.
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