This is for people applying for higher education in an English speaking country. The test assesses your abilities in listening, speaking, reading and writing �in less than three hours. Listening and speaking are the same for both tests but the subject matter of the Reading and Writing components differs depending on the test you take. The speaking section can be completed before or after the other section, depending on the test centre. Other sections are completed on the same day with no breaks in between them. Total test time is 2 hours and 45 minutes.