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IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System. IELTS exam is designed to assess the Second Language Proficiency of a candidate aiming to gain higher education, work or residency in an English speaking country. It is recognized by universities and employers in many countries, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the USA. Apart from that many professional bodies, immigration authorities and other government agencies accept this test.

 

Those who have taken IELTS test its score is a proof of their English proficiency. IELTS is recognized worldwide and that's why if individuals have a good IELTS score, they can use this certificate as proof of their proficiency of handling English as a second language.

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What is IELTS?

IELTS test is available in two formats – Academic and General Training.

  • Academic Module is for those who are going to apply for further studies and professional registration. Individuals planning to get admitted in undergraduate or post graduate course at a college or university where English is the first language, it is necessary to take the Academic IELTS test. In this case an individual’s General Scores will not be considered.

  • General Module is appropriate for those who are going to English-speaking countries to complete work experience and training programs or for immigration purposes. General training IELTS tests the candidates' communication skill, which is needed for individuals those who are not a native English speaker and want to migrate to a country where English is the first language of communication.

 

In case of any confusion, it is advisable to contact the corresponding authority.

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What are the two types of IELTS?
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As stated earlier “The Academic Module” of IELTS is designed for those who want to  get themselves admitted in universities or any other higher educational institutes for undergraduate and postgraduate courses and for professionals  who want to study or practice in an English-speaking country.

The General Module IELTS is for those who are willing to gain work experience, undertake non-academic training or for immigration purposes.

The listening and speaking sections are exactly same for both the Academic and General training. The reading and writing sections are different. For Academic IELTS candidates, the reading passages are longer and are generally related to academic reading. On the contrary, the General readings are designed to test the basic reading ability. In writing part, the academic candidates need to write a report or summary from a given chart / graph or diagram and an essay whereas the General Module candidates need to write a letter and an essay. The essay topics of both the modules are different.

What are the differences between Academic and General version of IELTS?

IELTS is owned and administered by the following organizations:
University of Cambridge ESOL Exams, The British Council, IDP Education Australia & IELTS Australia.

 

These organizations holds the responsibility of setting the exam standards, maintaining the IELTS exam, monitoring the standards, reviewing and changing the exam format and everything related to the IELTS exam.

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Who owns the IELTS test?
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