Most English-speaking universities and immigration centers around the world require foreign students to take a standardized English test to judge whether they will be accepted into the university or country. The main exam for American universities is the TOEFL. But the main exam for the majority of British commonwealth countries is the IELTS. It sometimes gets a bit tricky for you to decide between these two options since in some cases you have a choice on which to take. In order to make the correct decision you have to take a lot of considerations into account.
Below we give an IELTS vs. TOEFL comparison table and go over the differences and considerations you need to take into account while deciding between the 2 exams.
IELTS vs. TOEFL Comparison Table
Reading - 60 min
Listening - ~30 min
Speaking - 12-15 min
Writing - 60 min
Reading - 60-100 min
Listening - 40-60 min
Speaking - ~20 min
Writing - 50 min
Composite score is the average score of all sections (1-9).
Composite score is the combined of your scores on the four sections; ranges between 1-120