International education or studying abroad requires students to take up language proficiency tests. IELTS and TOEFL are the major proficiency tests taken and accepted worldwide. Though both the tests are quite different, it is important to choose one or the other. Choosing the TOEFL or IELTS proficiency test for your international educations decides the chances of your admission to a very great extent.  Though both the tests are for pursuing education in English-speaking countries, there are differences in the scores, format and timings.  Taking up the proficiency test can also depend on the university you are applying for. Certain universities prefer IELTS while some prefer TOEFL but both are accepted in the majority.

TOEFL ( Test of English as a Foreign Language) is for the non-native English speakers. This language test is the common entrance exam at graduate schools and universities. Academic English is offered by the TOEFL. On the other hand, the IELTS is a general test offered for academic options. IELTS ( International English Language Testing System) is mostly preferred for immigration purposes to Canada and the UK.

In both IELTS and TOEFL, the test scores will expire within 2 years after the test date. TOEFL scores are accepted by over 900 institutions worldwide. TOEFL is preferred by the majority of schools in the United States. Jointly owned by the IDP and British Council, IELTS has two versions – the IELTS General Training and IELTS Academic.

With a total time of 2 hours and 45 minutes, IELTS has four sections with each section with scoring from 0-9. The speaking section can be taken a week after or before the rest of the tests. The test time of TOEFL is about three and a half hours with four sections. The scores are given from a 0-30 and the total TOEFL scores range from 0-120. Both IELTS and TOEFL has four basic sections – reading, speaking, listening and writing.

Reading test in TOEFL includes three to four passages with multiple questions. Listening section in TOEFL has 4 to 6 recordings with multiple-choice questions.  The speaking test in TOEFL contains four integrated tasks; listen and speak.  The writing section in TOEFL has Independent writing and integrated writing.

IELTS listening test has 10 questions. With three passages, the IELTS reading has 10-15 questions. The writing section in IELTS includes two tasks. The speaking section in IELTS consists of three parts. For information regarding IELTS and TOEFL, contact Carewin. 

Education abroad gives students greater exposure and opportunity for the students. The world-class education and training offered at the universities are what students need. International education requires the students to meet certain requirements before the admission. Proficiency test being the primary one, students need the right training for ensuring good scores. Every institution looks into the IELTS or TOEFL scores of the students before admission.

Carewin is a leading IELTS coaching center in Trivandrum, offering assistance in the process of international education. For details regarding international education, the requirements, cost of living, etc, contact Carewein. Carewin offers the best TOEFL training in Trivandrum and the best IELTS training in Trivandrum.