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IELTS General Training

Migrate to a country where English is spoken with the world's most trusted test of English language.

You can take the IELTS General Training test at a test centre.

Choose this if you wish to migrate to an English-speaking country, (e.g. Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK) or if you wish to train or study at below degree level.

In IELTS, there are four papers: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The Speaking and Listening tests are the same in both the Academic and the General Training tests, but the Reading and Writing tests are different.

Learn about the sections of the test

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Time allowed: Approximately 30 minutes (plus 10 minutes to transfer your answers to an answer sheet)

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Time allowed: 60 minutes (including transfer time)

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Time allowed: 60 minutes

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Time allowed: 11–14 minutes