Importance of IELTS & TOEFL for admission to Overseas Universities
Posted on July 7, 2018
It is the time of the year when Overseas Universities open their gates for students from India. Students are required to appear for tests assessing Proficiency in English in order to get an admission.
The TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language and IELTS – International English Language Testing System are tests all need to clear. This is for those who want to obtain admission in Overseas Universities or job overseas, as quoted by the Hindu.
An immigration test for individuals who plan to immigrate to an English-speaking nation is also present in the IELTS.
The tests are divided into 4 parts. These are speaking, listening, writing, and reading. The TOEFL and IELTS serve the basic premise of assessment of candidates for these aspects. Nevertheless, both have subtle differences.
Overseas Universities in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the UK accept test results of IELTS. The US Universities accept test results of TOEFL.
IELTS takes 2.45 hours to complete and is a paper-based test. Candidates are offered scores on a band of 0 to 9. On the other hand, it takes 4 hours to complete the TOEFL. It is an online test that evaluates candidates on a scale of 120 points.
Students who intend to apply to US universities/colleges are advised to take the TOEFL. Those applying for any other nation can take IELTS. Those who intend to immigrate to Canada, Australia, and the UK will be required to take the IELTS General Exam.
It is advisable that students make calculated efforts with practice and learning while preparing for these tests. The assistance of professional coaching can make all the difference for your aspirations to study overseas.
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