The International English Language Testing System examination can be taken in over 100 different countries in the world. It is promarily designed to assess whether candidates are ready to studu or train in futher or hicher education courses held in english at colleege or university.
The examination takes 2 hours and 45 minutes to complete, and consists of four sub-tests in the skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking.
There are two IELTS test modules availabe-the Academic Module and the General Training Module. The results of the Academic Midule may be used to determie a candidate's suitability for study at undergraduate or postgraduate level. The General Tranining Module is suitable for candidates wishing to continue their studies at diploma level only. The General Training Module is also used for immigration purpoes to Australia or New Zealand, and for students who wish to complete their secondary education in an English-speaking conuntry. The General Training reading and writing sub-tests are less demanding than the corresponding Scademic Module sub-tests, but the listening and speaking sub-tests are the same for both midules.
It does not matter what subject you are going to study in the futureor have studied in the past-all students taking the desired module do the same test. You will not be tested on your specific knowledge of a subject; only your English language skiils are assessed.
You may write on the question papers, but you may not take teh question papers from the exemnination room. All your answers must be written on the Ansewer sheet provided.