TOEFL Or IELTS which is tougher?

Which is harder IELTS or TOEFL?
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By Whizstorm 2020-03-03

TOEFL and IELTS, which is tougher?

 Both the test have their difficulty levels based on their sections, which are: writing, speaking, listening and reading.

Speaking Test:

In TOEFL you have to record your answers to a computer while in IELTS you have a direct conversation with a real person, which some students find easy, less tiring and less time-consuming.

Contrary to this, if you get nervous and interacting with a new person isn’t your habit, then you will find IELTS speaking test difficult.

Writing Test:

In IELTS you have to write down your answers or essays on the test paper while in the TOEFL test you need to type everything on a computer.

Some students have a habit of writing a test which yields better results for them, so they prefer IELTS.

TOEFL writing test has questions related to comparison and contrast finding skill which is a step ahead from the IELTS test which is summarizing and descriptive answering on the given information.

Listening Test:

The time difference between the two tests in the listening section is 30 minutes.

For non-English speaking students, it is difficult to concentrate on the accent for 60 minutes in the TOEFL test.

Moreover, TOEFL has multiple choice questions only whereas IELTS has a variety of questions along with MCQs.

However, TOEFL has an easier accent than IELTS.

Reading test:

The reading context in the TOEFL test is academic whereas IELTS has academic paper and non-academic paper.

Because of the length of TOEFL as compared to IELTS, the concentration and mental stamina required is higher as per reviews from students.



Other Frequently Asked Questions on TOEFL tests:

  1. What is the use of TOEFL?
  2. What is the syllabus of the TOEFL exam?
  3. What are the types of TOEFL tests?
  4. How can I register for the TOEFL exam?
  5. How much it cost to take up the TOEFL exam?
  6. What skills are essential for the TOEFL test?
  7. What is a good score in TOEFL for the USA?
  8. Can I retake the TOEFL test?
  9.  TOEFL and IELTS, which is tougher?
  10. How to reschedule/cancel my TOEFL test?
  11. Which are the countries that accept TOEFL?
  12. What is the time duration for the TOEFL test?
  13. What are the books for the preparation of the TOEFL exam?

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