Would you prefer a paper or computer based exam?
Do you prefer speaking into a voice recorder or interacting with an examiner?
How good are you at listening and taking notes?
How good are your reading skills (such as skimming and scanning a text)?
Are you a student?
How much time have you got to prepare for the exam?
Are you used to sitting for a long time in an exam?
Do you need to learn British or American spellings and pronunciations?
Are you able to travel to a test centre for your test? (Test centres are usually a language institute or college. You might need to travel to another city.)
Based on your answers, you might be better to apply for the IELTS exam. There are two main types of IELTS exam: General Purpose or Academic, with different questions on the reading and writing sections.
TOEFL is better for you
Based on your answers, you might be better to apply for the TOEFL exam.
Neither exam is better
Your answers are somewhere in the middle: it's hard to say whether you're better doing IELTS or TOEFL. Read more about both exams in our blog.