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IELTS & TOEFL – How and why to choose one to migrate

Posted on November 4, 2020
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IELTS and TOEFL Coaching

It’s familiar with anybody aspiring to migrate to a foreign country that the scores of IELTS or TOEFL are used in determining one’s eligibility to study or work overseas. Yet there’s a commonly found confusion around which test will be required where. Here, we attempt to clear the air around this matter.

IELTS has more popularity and seems to be more widely used when it comes to language tests required to be eligible for migration overseas. About 3 million candidates appear for the test every year and IELTS scores are accepted in over 140 nations. Over 10,000 institutes recognize IELTS scores to give admissions. Needless to say, many employers, government organizations, and professional associations also recognize IELTS scores as a criterion for foreign workers.

Let’s see why IELTS is most suggested for each category of migrants in the world.

Students

IELTS scores are proof of an international student’s English proficiency and IELTS scores are accepted by the world’s top universities. So, if you want to study in USA, the UK, or any country that has an English-speaking population, IELTS scores will become necessary. Taking the IELTS training with professional trainers and earning good band scores will increase your chances of getting accepted into courses in universities abroad.

Professionals

It’s amazing to learn that organizations in the fields of nursing, pharmacy, teaching, accounting, medicine, engineering, and more accept IELTS as a standard test for assessing the language abilities of its prospective candidates. So, it will be wise to clear the IELTS exam after your graduation to increase your chances of getting a job in a reputed company abroad.

Immigrants

If permanent residency is your aim of migrating to another country, it becomes all the more necessary to have a certain level of knowledge and ability in the English language. Taking an IELTS examination and getting high scores increases the chance of your profile climbing up in the list during an immigration draw. IELTS General Training Test is your only way to take qualify in non-academic parlance to migrate to USA from India or any other nation. This stands true even for the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

So, what about TOEFL? The TOEFL test is an open-to-all test for candidates who have a basic qualification of 10+2 in India. The test is suitable for candidates who are willing to study at a high-school or higher level.

There are 2 types of TOEFL exams: TOELF-PBT and TOEFL-IBT.

TOEFL-PBT is conducted in a paper & pencil format. It tests language abilities like writing, reading, listening, and grammar skills. This exam is applicable mostly in areas where the internet isn’t available. Nowadays, this exam is being replaced by the TOEFL-IBT which is conducted online. It will also be the primary TOEFL test conducted for international students.

TOEFL scores are recognized by over 9,000 colleges, organizations, and universities. It’s also accepted by participating institutes across 130 nations, including the USA, the UK, Canada, and Australia.

When you are looking for admission in a foreign country for study or work, you may as well check which language proficiency test is accepted there and get trained for it.

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