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IELTS Academics and IELTS General: Difference between them

IELTS academics and IELTS general: Difference between them

IELTS gives official certification for the English language, and the majority of German colleges use it to assess language proficiency. There are two types of tests: IELTS Academics and IELTS General.

There are a lot of people who are not sure about which test they need. That’s why we are here to help you. This article will give you a clear outlook of both the tests.

IELTS Academic and IELTS General: Difference between them
IELTS Academic and IELTS General: Difference between them

What is IELTS?

IELTS stands for the International English Language Testing system. You must take a recognized test, such as the IELTS, to demonstrate your English language ability if you wish to immigrate to an English-speaking nation or enroll in an English-speaking university.

There is no passing or failing criteria. You just need to score a good score on a scale from 1 to 9.

Uses of IELTS General and IELTS Academic

Your choice of the test varies with the location you want to live or work.

IELTS General:

The IELTS General exam tests your use of everyday English. It is suitable for secondary education, migration, or work experience.

        • Secondary education includes anything below degree levels such as school or college.
        • Migration includes destination countries such as the UK, Australia, Canada, or New Zealand.

IELTS Academic:

IELTS Academic is more suitable for students wanting to pursue their higher education in any foreign country. However, they can also work there.

        • Undergraduate and postgraduate programs at university are included in higher education.

The primary difference in the testing pattern of both tests appears in the reading and writing tasks. Still, you can read skill wise IELTS syllabus for more details.

If you have already given IELTS and want to check your TOEFL equivalent, you can convert your IELTS to TOEFL Score here!!

Most of the universities in Germany consider 6.5 a good band score. However, you need to confirm the requirements as different countries have different requirements regarding both IELTS general and IELTS academic test and their band scores.

Also, Read

IELTS and TOEFL: Similarities

IELTS vs TOEFL: Which is more Easier?

How To Prepare for IELTS?

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