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When you are striving to become part of a globally renowned university, you do not want to leave anything on a stroke of luck. Higher education aspirants from countries where English is not the first language need to exhibit required proficiency in English in order to become a part of an international classroom setting.
There are predominantly two standardized English language testing which are widely accepted in most of the foreign universities i.e. IELTS (International English Language Testing Service) and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). While both evaluate your English language skills based on four parameters of Listening, Reading, Writing and speaking, on-going debate of which test to take has become a moot point amongst the aspirants.
Let us closely examine the factors to consider before zeroing in on which one to take up:
Which test you should take is mostly a matter of opinion and individual preference. While TOEFL is more popular in North American countries, IELTS has wider acceptance globally especially in Europe, New Zealand and Australia. You must do a thorough research on the testing requirements of the universities you intent to attend. While some may accept both; others may give preference to one over the other. It is always a good idea to get a clear picture before you seal your decision.
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