Sitting the test
Where can you sit an IELTS
IELTS has more than 500 test centres in over 120
countries around the world.
What is the test format?
The test has four sections – Listening, Reading, Writing and
Speaking. Candidates must sit all four sections to receive a test
What is the difference
between an Academic and a General Training test?
- There is a choice between the Academic and the General
Training test in the Reading and Writing modules.
- The Academic module
assesses whether a candidate is ready to study or train in English
at an undergraduate or postgraduate level. Admission to
undergraduate and postgraduate courses is based on the results of
- The General Training module
is designed to test basic survival skills in a broad social and
educational context. General Training is suitable for candidates
who plan to complete their secondary education in an
English-speaking country, undertake work experience or training
programs, or for immigration requirements to Australia, Canada and
- How is the test administered?
Every aspect of the test is subject to the highest quality
controls, security procedures and integrity management practices.
All test centres follow the same code of practice and