TOEFL iBT®: How does it compare to IELTS & PTE?

The Most Popular English Proficiency Test

The TOEFL® test often gets compared to other English Proficiency tests. Here in Australia, most international students would most likely be more familiar with the IELTS test, or the PTE test. So we've decided to put together a handy little chart to help you easily understand how the TOEFL iBT® compares.

The test is carried out by ETS (Educational Testing Services) and is comparatively among the most affordable in Australia. ETS offers this test around 50 times in a year and the selection of test date and location can be conveniently done on the ETS website.

TOEFL® iBT is hundred percent fair and unbiased and most affordable English test and is accepted for all Australian visas which makes this test most coveted over the others.

Price $298 $340 $330
Duration one session, 3 hours*

*beginning August 1, 2019
two sessions, 2.5 hours & 15 minutes one session, 3 hours
Format computer-based computer or

Grading human evaluator for speaking & writing, automated scoring for reading & listening multiple human evaluators for speaking & writing, automated scoring for reading & listening automated scoring on all four tests
Results In 13 days 13 days (paper-based) or

5-7 days (computer-based)
5-7 days


Thanks to our exclusive partnership with ACE Testing Hub- an exclusive voucher reseller for TOEFL iBT® in Australia, we're able to bring you the TOEFL iBT® test at the lowest, most affordable rate for any English Proficiency test in Australia. You could buy a discounted TOEFL voucher from any AECC Global office in Australia- just ask your counselor or buy online at ACE Testing Hub.


All four components of the TOEFL iBT® test are taken in one sitting compared to IELTS who separates their speaking test into a separate session which happens on a different day. That way, you do not have to set aside two different days just to take the test. The TOELF iBT® also lasts for 4 hours, to give you ample time to answer all of the questions without feeling the need to rush through it.


Like the other Tests, the TOEFL iBT® test is a computer-based test. Most of the questions are multiple choice, which means students need not do a lot of typing and will have enough time to properly understand the questions.


Unlike other English Proficiency tests, the TOEFL iBT® test is the only one to use multiple human evaluators for the Speaking sections. This is to ensure that there will be no subconscious biases when it comes to a student's accent or manner of speaking.


Results of your TOEFL iBT® test will be sent to you within 13 days via email.

So, what are you waiting for? You could buy a discounted voucher from any AECC Global office in Australia- just ask your counsellor or buy TOEFL Voucher online at ACE Testing Hub.


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