Academic or General Training

IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training

The IELTS Test is available in two different formats:

IELTS Academic

IELTS Academic measures whether your level of English language proficiency is suitable for an academic environment. It reflects aspects of academic language and evaluates whether you’re ready to begin training or studying.

Take this test if you want to: 

  • study at an undergraduate level or postgraduate level anywhere in the world
  • work in an English-speaking country for a professional organization.


IELTS General Training

IELTS General Training measures English language proficiency in a practical, everyday context. The tasks and tests reflect both workplace and social situations.

Take this test if you would like to:

  • work or undertake work related training in an English-speaking country
  • emigrate to an English-speaking country
  • get another job in your own country.

Please ensure you have registered for the correct version of the test for your individual needs.


 For more information about IELTS in Canada, visit the IELTS Canada website.