IELTS Academic is necessary to get into an English-speaking university or professional registration. It is necessary to take academic IELTS if you are planning to study at a higher education level abroad but not for migration purposes.
This option is a general English test and assesses whether an examiner is ready to study or teach English. The IELTS academic edition measures the English language skills required for an excellent academic learning environment. Homework and texts are available for all test takers, regardless of their academic focus.