'TOEFL ' is Test of English as a Foreign Language and 'IELTS' is International English Language Testing System.
Both are English proficiency test, tests the candidates ability in Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking.
These four sections are more important to secure admission inside the university or the college in the country
you wanted to study. Mostly the US had the system taking the TOEFL and GRE for M.S degrees and other degrees
related to science and also GRE Subject test for the college. Every college has their own cut off for the admissions
for that particular degree.
Apart from the TOEFL iBT and GMAT are required for the Business degrees either Masters or Bachelors degree in the abroad Universities. Usually these are computer based test that happens in the test centers specified in the Broucher.
Its possible to apply through the ETS website www.ets.org, where you can get the application posted by the ets
to our home address with the original application for TOEFL iBT, GRE,GMAT, SAT etc...
GRE is the Graduate Record Exam and GMAT is Graduate Management Admission Test used for the foreign universities for the admissions as a prerequisite for the subjects in English.
TOEFL Test Sections usually consists of four sections
Sections Time Limit Questions Tasks
Reading 60-80 minutes 36-56 Questions Read 3 or 4 Passages one for the academic texts and to answer the
Listening 60-90 minutes 34-51 Questions Listening to Lectures, Classroom discussions and conversations
and then to answer the questions.
Break 10 minutes
Speaking 20 minutes 6 tasks To express on a familiar topic, speak based on reading
Writing 50 minutes 2 tasks To write an essay responses based on reading and listening tasks,
supports an opinion in writing.
IELTS - International English Language Testing Systems, where the IELTS is prepared for the universities in the Australia, Canada and other countries where these countries accept only those in specific before. Nowadays most of the universities accept any 'TOEFL' or 'IELTS' for the college admission or for the University admission.
Some candidates take IELTS for the Migration purposes from one country to another country like canada, USA, Australia, Newzealand where the language requirement is only English the migrant has to understand while speaking inthe other countries.
Most of the time TOEFL is used for securing for admission to the students who wants to study abroad universities where English is the first language.
I.E.L.T.S are of two modules one is Academic Module and General Training Module
Listening : 30 minutes ( Listening is 40 minutes, 30- for testing, plus 10 transferring the answering the an answer sheet)
( One person speaking for example is speech is about local facilitates)
(conversation between two main speakers ( discussion between university students, perhaps guided by a tutor)
(One person speaking about an academic subject)
Reading : 60 minutes ( Variety of questions types such as multiple choice, short-answer questions, identifying information)
Writing : 60 minutes (Task 1, Task 2)
Speaking : 11-14 minutes ( Topic are general interest. There are two tasks Task 1, Task 2)
The total time is 2 hours and 55 minutes. Listening,reading and writing are completed in one sitting. Speaking may in the same day or the next day.
I.E.LT.S consists of four section Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking sections.
With the score cards you can apply to any university in any country and get admissions for the Higher eductaion.
I.E.L.T.S exam forms are available with British Council Chennai, IDP chennai. you can fill in the application there and hand it over to them.