The Academic module and the General Training module differ in the Reading and Writing sections. The Academic module is designed for individuals applying for higher education or professional registration. It assesses their readiness to study in English-speaking academic environments. The Reading section in the Academic module includes three long, challenging texts that are more academically focused.
On the other hand, the General Training module is suitable for individuals seeking work experience, training programs, or migration to English-speaking countries. The Reading section in the General Training module includes extracts from books, magazines, newspapers, notices, advertisements, and workplace-related documents.
The Writing section also differs in both modules. In the Academic module, Task 1 requires test-takers to describe visual information presented in graphs, charts, or diagrams. In the General Training module, Task 1 involves writing a letter in response to a given situation. Task 2, the essay writing task, is the same for both modules.