The Academic Version
It is intended for those who want to enroll in universities and other institutions of higher education and for professionals such as medical doctors and nurses who want to study or practice in an English-speaking country.
The General Version
It is generally acknowledged that the reading and writing tests for the Academic Version are more difficult than those for the General Training Version, due to the differences in the level of intellectual and academic rigor between the two versions.
Reading, Writing and Listening sections are completed in one day. Depending on test centre, the Speaking test may be offered on the same day or up to a week before or after the other parts.