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Exam Full Name:: Test of English as a Foreign Language
Category: TOEFL
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The Test of English as a Foreign Language - TOEFL measures your ability to communicate in English. TOEFL is accepted by 6,000+ institutions in more than 130 countries. With more than 4,300 test centers worldwide, taking the test is convenient and easy. The TOEFL measures how well you read, listen, speak and write in English and use these skills together in the university classroom. For example, you might read a passage or listen to a lecture, and then write or speak about what you learned.

One can take

  • Internet-based Test (IBT)  
  • Paper-based Test (PBT) 

Depending on which format is offered at your chosen test center. You would be required to take the TOEFL test, If you are planning to study at colleges and universities where the medium of instruction is English. TOEFL is used for admissions to the top colleges and universities around the world including those based in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia and New Zealand. In addition, many government agencies, scholarship programs, and licensing/certification agencies use TOEFL scores to evaluate English proficiency. TOEFL offers the iBT-Internet Based Test in most locations and where this is not available it offers Paper Based Tests to applicants.

Exam Level

National level exam

Contact Information

For taking TOEFL there are no restrictions and requirements. There are no requirements on age, qualification etc. for taking this exam. One can appear any time for the exam when they want to take.


TOEFL Test Format

TOEFL comprises of 4 sections: Reading, Listening, Speaking and writing sections.

  1. Reading section will have 3 to 5 passages from academic texts; approximately 700 words long with 12 to 14 questions per passage. The duration is of 60 to 100 minutes during which a total of 36 to 70 questions need to be answered. The Score scale for this section is 0 to 30.
  2. Listening section will have 4 to 6 lectures, some with classroom discussion; each 3 to 5 minutes long with 6 questions in each lecture. This section also includes 2 to 3 conversations, each 3 minutes long with 5 questions each. This section is of duration 60 to 90 minutes during which 34 to 51 questions need to be answered. The Score scale for this section is 0 to 30.
  3. Speaking section is organised after 10 minutes. This comprises of 2 tasks to express an opinion on a familiar topic and 4 tasks to speak based on what is read and listened to. The duration of this section is 20 minutes for 6 tasks with a score scale of 0 to 4 points converted to a 0 to 30 Score scale.
  4. Writing section includes applicants need to write 1 task based on what is read and listened to and the other 1 task is to support an opinion on a topic. These 2 tasks need to be completed in 50 minutes and will be scored on a 0 to 5 points basis converted to 0-30 score scale.

Total TOEFL score will be in the 0 to 120 range.

The TOEFL test has more test dates (over 50 per year) and locations than any other English-language test in the world. You can retake the test as many times as you wish, but you cannot take it more than once in a 12-day period. If you already have a test appointment, you cannot register for another test date that is within 12 days of your existing appointment.

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