IELTS test types and sections
The IELTS test format consists of four sections: Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.
There are also two test types you can take, IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training. The test type you choose depends on what purpose you need your IELTS test for and organisation you are applying to.
You can find out more about the Academic and General Training IELTS tests here.
The Speaking and Listening sections are the same for both Academic and General Training IELTS tests, but the content differs very slightly on the Reading and Writing sections.