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Academic vs. General Training: Which should you take?
Start by deciding where you will apply
It's very important to decide where you will apply before you decide which IELTS to take. This is because there are exceptions to the rules below. For example, some companies require the Academic IELTS because it is considered more rigorous.
In general, the Academic IELTS is designed for students who want to:
1. Study at the university or post-graduate level in an English-speaking country
2. Join a professional organization in an English-speaking country
In general, the General Training IELTS is designed for students who want to:
1. Study below the university level in an English-speaking country
2. Work or pursue work-related training in an English-speaking country
3. Emigrate to an English-speaking country
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