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  • #7724
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    Neupane Sanjay
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    Can I know what is the exact difference between IELTS and TOEFL. I have visited a local education consultancy here at Palpa and they said that I can apply for US with either IELTS or TOEFL. What is the difference between these two and which one is better in the context of Nepali students. Also, I don’t know how much it cost to do IELTS. That consultancy said they will start IELTS class soon but currently there is no IELTS institute in the place I live. We have internet here and Tansen( capital of Palpa) is also very near my place. I think there are IELTS or TOEFL institute there in Tansen. I am planning to go to study there. I have completed +2 in management. Please guide me how to study and which one to study.I am thinking of applying for either US or Canada or Australia. I want to know about IELTS and TOEFL…

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    #42387
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    mahiim ranjit
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    when is the ielts and toefl going to open?

    #45773
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    Bipin Lami
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    IELTS (International English Language Testing System) and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) both are two widely used English Language tests around the world. An English speaking country measures the English language ability of non-native speakers wishing to immigrate to those countries.It may include study options & working options as well.

    However there are some pros and cons in both of these language tests. The choice of IELTS or TOEFL depends upon the practicality of the language test system or the requirement any university, company or any other institution has set for the standard English.

    In case of University choices there are qualifications required for them and they have st criteria either they accept IELTS tests or TOEFL tests or both. So firstly to take IELTS tests or TOEFL tests it should be known about the University of your priority first.
    And it depends upon the country too where as UK doesn’t recognize TOEFL as a Secure English Test in case of visa applications. Whereas if visa is not required TOEFL goes well there.

    And in terms of the practicality of the IELTS or TOEFL as the Standard Language Test. IELTS seems somewhat more realistic than TOEFL in my opinion. (Let’s see how you take it to be.)

    Both the IELTS and TOEFL are split into 4 Sections: Writing, Listening, Speaking and Reading.

    TOEFL is usually 4 hours long test and IELTS is usually shorter at around 2 Hrs 45 minutes.

    TOEFL is a multiple choice only reading section whereas IELTS has a range of questions of the types including short answer,true/false, summary and then multiple choice questions. In real life speaking always the Multiple choice questions are not so much effective so IELTS seems to win here.

    Listening in TOEFL is based around situations relating to University Life only. Whereas IELTS listening section includes covering applying for something, an informational lecture, a conversation in an academic context and an academic lecture. IELTS seems to focus on many aspects rather than just the university lives.

    Speaking in TOEFL includes a 20 minute conversation with a computer which is recorded and later examined by an examiner. But in IELTS for few times computer is also required but the major speaking test is performed with a real examiner. So, after the immigration one doesn’t speak with computer a native speaker is whom we need to talk to.

    Writing in TOEFL is a two essay question exam typed in a computer but in IELTS the answers in comparison to the TOEFL are handwritten. This comparison seems to match but it depends whether u need to write things out in a computer always or just a laptop regardless both the forms of writing are good to practice.

    So I feel IELTS to be more real life based and it depends how you consider it to be.

    IELTS test fee is NPR 16,950 with effect from 1 April,2016 and the British Council offers IELTS tests in Kathmandu, Bhairawa, Biratnagar, Pokahara and Chitwan cities in Nepal.

    The dates always seem to be packed for the IELTS examinations. But one can regularly visit the different IELTS website at http://www.britishcouncil.org.np because the dates for next month are always opened a month earlier and for now the dates for the June intake are opened but the payment which needs to be done within 6 days from the date of registration or before the registration closure date (which is generally 12 days before the examinations date).

    And most importantly one needs to have a valid passport to register the IELTS and appear the examinations.
    For more details you can e-mail at general.enquiry@britishcouncil.org.np
    Hope I could help.
    Thank you… Good luck for the Future…..  

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    Soni Rajlawat
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    Well as far as i know, ielts is paper based and toefl is online based examination. In America, only about 3000 universities out of around 6000 universities accept ielts. Toefl is accepted in almost all universities in America. You can easily get examination date for TOEFL but for IELTS, you may have to wait for 6 months.

    #108391
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    Babita Gurung
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    So far what I basically know is that TOEFL exam is specifically for those students planning to study in US. If you are planning to study in US then it will be more appropriate for you to take TOEFL classes and give the TOEFL exam. TOEFL exam dates are not packed like that of IELTS exam. Whereas IELTS works for many other countries including US too but what I’ve heard is that US universities give a bit more priority to those who have taken TOEFL exam when compared to people who have given IELTS exam. So now it depends upon you which classes you’ll take considering about the country where you want to study.

    #113907
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    kaila nepali
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    Better to take IELTS because many universities in USA has started accepting IELTS (to know university you can google it)
    and in case if you didn’t get VISA you can move towards Australia or Canada or any European Country suitable for your course.
    hope this was helpful

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    Sudha Joshi
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    I want to apply US for undergraduate program, is it better to take Ielts or Toefl? Along with these tests what other tests are advised to do?

    #116556
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    Anupa Khanal
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    For undergraduate program u can take any one ietls or tofel .But if u take ietls you apply to other countries too but nowdays tofel are also acceptable in australia and even other countries. And you can take SAT which help to provide good amount of schoolarship from the universities and also it is taken as a plus point by embassy.

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    nitin mehta
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    Want to know more about the difference between TOEFL and IELTS? Check this out
    https://yocket.in/blog/toefl-ielts-preparation-guide-2

    #190401
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    nitin mehta
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    To know more about the differences between TOEFL and IELTS, Check this out https://yocket.in/blog/toefl-ielts-preparation-guide-2

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