This test is generally taken by students who wish to study abroad or pursue some professional training in their concerned field. The name Academic itself implies educational requirements.
Topics are of general interest to, and suitable for, test takers entering undergraduate and postgraduate studies or seeking professional registration. Responses to both tasks must be in a formal style.
Listening: 30 minutes
Four recorded monologues and conversations
Reading: 60 minutes
1.) Three long reading passages with tasks
2.) Texts range from the descriptive and factual to the discursive and analytical.
3.) Texts are authentic (e.g. taken from general books, and newspapers)
Writing: 60 minutes
1.) Writing task of atleast 150 words where candidate must summaries the table. Chart, diagram
2.) Essay task of atleast 250 words
Speaking: 11-14 minutes
1.) Face to face interview
2.) Includes short question 1 cue card topic and structured discussion