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Which on is Better IELTS or TOEFL for Abroad Study?

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I am planning to study in abroad.Which on is Better IELTS or TOEFL for Abroad Study?

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  • Ritika Gupta profile image
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For studying abroad, IELTS is better, since it is accepted by various countries like Canada, Australia, New Zealand.

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Sometime it depends where you want to study. To study in Australia, you should pass the IELTS exam, it is the most popular English test for foreigners who are going to Australia.

To study in America, you should pass the TOEFL, it is the most popular test for foreigners who are going to America.

But in maximum country IELTS and TOEFL both are considered as basic requirements for pre-university students to get into higher studies in better educational countries. Although both tests ostensibly focus on the same thing, they do so in different ways, which is why so many students want to know which is better (and even more common, which is easier). The scoring system is also different, with an IELTS ratingbetween 0 and 9, with halfway points in between. TOEFL is given a more numerical SAT-type, grade, totalling your scores from all the areas. This gives an insight into another key difference. TOEFL is administered by the Educational Testing Service, a non-profit US based organization, and conducts its test according to US English. IELTS is administered jointly by the British Council, the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations and IDP Education Australia, and conducts its test in UK English.

While the differences are not as great as some assume, accents and spelling variations can cause a problem for some students.

One of the main differences is the speaking part of the test. For IELTS you are required to take this with an IELTS examiner's face to face. For TOEFL the speaking test consists of six questions which you answer into a microphone. These are recorded and sent to an examiner to mark.

Finally, both are good in their own perspectives, but if you go for IELTS you will be having more options (likenumber of countries (doesn't include the US)) It will be great if you talk to those people who already passed  this situation. You can check out  this is a free service for college applicants and students to get a head start with your college journey. On Ivyties  you can connect with international students and alumni.  I used Ivyties to get an overview about the overall structure of the course curriculum offered by the university and the place, which helped me a lot to decide whether I should proceed with the application or do more research .

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Hi there, first of all you should decide which country or which university you planning to join, after then look at website and admissions department of those universities for relevent exam, if you cant find any informative answer or website can mail them to find out. 

These both exams are different them each other,

Both test are basically taken to find out how confortable with english language, these are not to check verbal english level.

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If you aren’t an English native speaker, you’ll almost always be required to sit an English language proficiency test as part of your application to study abroad at an English-speaking university. The two most accepted English language tests worldwide are the International English Language Test System (IELTS) and Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) tests.

The IELTS is an English language test that is used for educational, immigration and occupational purposes, and is accepted by over 9,000 institutions across 130 countries worldwide.

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I am planning to study in abroad.

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