In both types Listening and speaking modules remain exactly the same and there will be no difference all while Reading and writing will have some different variants,
This module has no difference at all both Academic & General remain exactly same. Test will consist of 4 sections including 40 questions. Audio recording will be played for 30 minutes and candidates have to answer questions, on the question booklet. At the end of the recording candidate will get another 10 minutes to transfer their answers on the answer sheet. Test will be 40 Minutes long in which recoding will play 30 minutes and 10 minutes to fill the answer sheet.
Reading Module is totally different in both types, in IELTS Academic reading candidate will find reading passage through historical inventions, analytical text. While in IELTS General Reading is taken from a magazine, books and newspaper etc.
Many believes that IELTS General is comparatively easy to IELTS Academic, However there is a difference in their scoring, Academic IELTS you need to get at least 23 correct answer out of 40 to get 6.0 band whereas candidate must get 30 right answers to make there 6.0 band in General IELTS. Reading test duration is 60 minutes and there will be no extra time provided to transfer answer on answer sheet.