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IELTS vs. TOEFL: Which exam should you choose for Study Abroad?

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"ielts"IELTS and TOEFL are English language tests. Scores of these tests are used by the candidates who wish to study or work in the English speaking countries.

The IELTS is the world’s most popular high-stakes English language proficiency test, in which around 3 million candidates appear every year.

The IELTS scores are admissible in over 140 countries and more than 10,000 institutes recognise IELTS scores for granting admissions. Also IELTS scores are recognised by many employers, professional associations and government organisations around the world.

Why should you appear for IELTS?

Because of its world wide acceptance, the IELTS is the most preferred English language test among others.

IELTS for Study: World’s top Universities and Colleges accept the IELTS scores for checking candidates’ English language proficiency. There is hardly any organistation which does not recognise IELTS scores, therefore clearing the IELTS with good scores will help you in taking admission in a desired college/university.

IELTS for Professionals: Maximum organisations working in the filed of medicines, engineering, accounting, teaching, pharmacy, nursing etc accept IELTS score for English as an international language. Therefor, after completing your degree, you need to clear this examination in order to work as a professional in a foreign nation.

IELTS for migration: Even if you wish to a business or work in a English speaking country you should be well-versed with the English language. Your IELTS score helps in securing permanent residency. IELTS General Training Test is the only non-academic test available for migration to the USA, Canda, United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia.

TOEFL test

The TOEFL test (both TOEFL-IBT and TOEFL-PBT) is open to all. Ordinarily a pass in 10+2 level of any recognised Indian Board or University is a suitable qualification to take the TOEFL. However, the test is suitable for candidates studying at high school level or higher.

TOEFL PBT exam is administered via a paper and pencil format. This exam measures listening, reading, writing and grammar skills. This exam is only offered in areas where Internet is not available. This exam is being phased out and the TOEFL iBT will be the primary TOEFL exam given to international students.

TOEFL is recognized by more than 9,000 colleges, universities and organizations and other TOEFL participating institutes across 130 countries, including Australia, Canada, the U K and the United States.

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