Depending on the reason why you are taking a test, you may choose a different type of test and level.

Here is a table comparing levels and exams:

EFL Exam IELTS Band Level Common European Framework (CEFR) ESOL TOEIC TOEFL
KET
Key English Test
3.0 Elementary
Pre-Intermediate
A1/A2 Entry 2 10-549 38-56
PET
Preliminary English Test
3.5/4.0/4.5 Intermediate B1 Entry 3 - 57-86
FCE
First Certificate
5.0/5.5/6.0 Upper-Intermediate B2 Level 1 550-755 87-109
CAE
Certificate of Advanced English
6.5/7.0 ADvanced C1 LEvel 2 756-879 110-120
CPE
Certificate of Proficiency in English
7.5+ Proficiency C2 - 880-973 -
TKT
Teaching Knowledge Test
- - - - - -

If you decide to try one of the Cambridge exams,visit the Cambridge Exams overview page to apply.