IELTS (International English Language Testing System) tests are growing in popularity every year. In 2018 alone, 3.5 million people took this test. There are two versions of the IELTS test: Academic IELTS and General IELTS. Each version is designed for a different purpose.
General IELTS purpose(s)
This test has become a requirement for most immigration processes in these countries. However, the General IELTS is not only for immigration. It is also used for international training programs and in many cases to evaluate the English level of staff or applying for jobs.
Difference in exam format
Difference in scoring