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TOEFL or IELTS , Which is Better ?


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.

If you want to get admission in universities in the UK or Australia, you should give IELTS. In contrary if you are targeting the US, go for TOEFL. Some of the Universities in US, UK, Canada and Australia accept both IELTS and TOEFL these days.

Difference between TOEFL and IELTS

Both IELTS and TOEFL test your Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking skills in English. The major difference between these two is the basic format of both the tests which differs in many ways. You can check the Format of IELTS and TOEFL on our website.

IELTS or TOEFL – How to decide

  • Find out what test is accepted by the Universities that you want to apply.  If they accept both, then find out which one you are good at?
  • Are you good with North American English or British / UK accents? If your answer is British, then go for IELTS and if you are good at Hollywood accent, go for TOEFL. 

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