What are the IELTS Modules?
Studying abroad is a preferred choice for many students. Even many choose overseas destinations for work and migration purposes. As most countries have English as their native language, when an individual wants to go to one of these countries, they need to appear for standard English tests. IELTS is one such test. The International English Language Testing System, IELTS, assesses the aspirant's English language skills. There are four parameters- Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking- based on which the examiner scores the test taker. Each country or specific education/work organization has its eligibility criteria (band score) regarding the IELTS score and preferred IELTS Modules. If only the individual crosses the benchmark, the country permits a visa or the institute for study/work purposes.
IELTS Modules (Types)
Read on to know the detailed description of the types. There are two IELTS Modules-
- IELTS Academic
- IELTS General Training
The difference in IELTS Modules (IELTS Types) is based on the candidate's purpose of going overseas (English-speaking countries like the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand).
- If an individual wants to go abroad for graduation, post-graduation, or other degree-level courses, they must opt for the IELTS Academic module.
- If a person wants to study (below degree level course), work, or migrate overseas, for that person, the suitable module is IELTS General Training.
Both IELTS Modules- IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training have Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking sections, but the approaches vary.
IELTS Listening and Speaking is the same for both, but the format, questions, complexity, and themes differ in IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training's Reading and Writing Sections.
The Reading, Writing, and Listening sections tests happen on one day, while the Speaking test is scheduled a few days before or after these three sections.