The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) evaluates on basis of four language skills.
The total test time is 2 hour 44 minutes plus 10 minutes of transfer time. The test are taken in serial manner first listening, second reading & last one is writing without any break in-between. And for the Speaking it depends upon the test center which may take up to 7 days after the above test is given.
There is no difference in the content, format or level of difficulty and scoring between IELTS General Training and Academic examination. The listening and speaking tests remain the same for both the versions.