There are two formats of the test – Academic and General Training.
The Academic format is, broadly speaking, for those who want to study or train in an English-speaking university or Institutions of Higher and Further Education. Admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses is based on the results of the Academic test.
The General Training format focuses on basic survival skills in broad social and workplace contexts. It is typically for those who are going to English-speaking countries to do secondary education, work experience or training programs
It should be noted that certain professions require an Academic test result for registration and migration purposes.
The Listening and Speaking modules remain the same in both the formats but have different Reading and Writing modules.
|Academic Training||General Training|
|Listening: 4 Sections, 40 questions and 30 minutes||Listening: 4 Sections, 40 questions and 30 minutes|
|Reading: 3 sections, 40 questions and 60 minutes||Reading: 3 sections, 40 questions, 60 minutes|
|Writing: 2 tasks, 60 minutes||Writing: 2 tasks, 60 minutes|
|Speaking: 11-14 minutes||Speaking: 11-14 minutes|