The IELTS test is jointly owned by The British Council, IDP, IELTS Australia, and University of Cambridge – ESOL Examinations.
All candidates are tested in Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking Modules. There is a choice of Reading and Writing Modules where a candidate can either opt for Academic or General Training Module.
The first three Modules – Listening, Reading and Writing – must be completed in one day. The Speaking Module may be taken – at the discretion of the test centre – either before seven days or after the other three modules.
The Academic Reading and Writing Modules assess whether a candidate is ready to study or train in the medium of English at an undergraduate or postgraduate level. Admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses is based on the result of these Modules.
The General Training Reading and Writing Modules are not designed to test the full range of formal language skills required for academic purposed, but emphasize basic survival skills in a broad social and educational context. General Training is suitable for candidates who are going to English speaking countries to complete their secondary education, to undertake work experience or training programmes not at degree level, or for immigration purpose to Australia, Canada and New Zealand.
No, the candidate needs to re-take the whole test