IELTS General Training – prove you have practical, everyday English language skills
IELTS General Training measures English language proficiency in a practical, everyday context. The tasks and tests reflect both workplace and social situations.
Take this test if you would like to:
- train or study at below degree level
- work or undertake work-related training in Greece or an English-speaking country
- emigrate to an English-speaking country
- get a better job in your own country.
If you want to emigrate to the UK, find out more about IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI).
Fee for the IELTS General Training test: €205
*From January 2021 the fee will be €207.
Duration: 2 hours and 45 minutes
Format: There are four sections to the test: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. When you book your IELTS test with the British Council, the test will take place at an official British Council IELTS test centre.
Speaking tests are scheduled to take place either during the week before the written parts of the test, on the day of the written tests or one day after the written tests. For candidates from towns in the provinces or abroad (based on the full postal address provided), the speaking test will be scheduled on the same day as the written examinations.