If you plan to study in higher education or seek professional registration in an English-speaking country, you might need to take the IELTS Academic test.
IELTS Academic test assesses your English-language proficiency at an academic level to determine whether you are ready to study at an undergraduate or post graduate level, or work in a professional setting, such as doctor, nurse, teacher or lawyer.
The Academic test looks at your English-language proficiency across the four skillsets, listening, reading, writing and speaking. The Listening and Speaking parts of the test are the same for both Academic and General Training, while the Reading and Writing parts are different.
If you take the paper-based test, the IELTS Academic test costs 180 USD. If you take the computer-delivered test, the IELTS Academic test. costs 190 USD.
Find out the differences between IELTS Academic and General Training so you can choose which one is best for you.