TOEFL vs IELTS

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What is the TOEFL about

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What is the IELTS about

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Comparison of the tests

IELTS AcademicTOEFL iBT
For Institutions mainly in Europe and the UKFor Institutions mainly in USA and Europe (from 2014, many UK universities do not accept TOEFL)
Paper-based testComputer-based test
Variety of questionsMultiple choice questions
Poor spelling and grammar are penalisedExaminees can skip questions and go back to review or change responses
Interview conducted by an examinerSpeaking conducted in a computer
Validity of scores: 2 yrsValidity of scores: 2 yrs
Total score 0-9
Total Score: 0-120
Cost: €190Cost: $240

Score conversion table

IELTS Academic TOEFL iBT
9
118-120
8.5115-117
8
110-114
7.5102-109
7
94-101
6.579-93
6
60-78
5.546-59
535-45
4.532-34
0-40-31