The test of English as a Foreign Language is a test that measures the student/ individual’s ability to speak and understand American English as it is spoken, written and Heard in college and university settings. People who take the TOEFL test are planning to study at colleges and universities where the mode of instruction and communication is English. TOEFL scores are also considered by many government agencies, licensing/certification agencies, as well as scholarship and exchange program to evaluate English proficiency.
TOEFL is 4- hour internet-based test (IBT) and has four sections. Four sections are as follows: Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing. These sections are equally weighted and the total score is 120. The emphasis is on integrated skills and the TOEFL IBT is arguably a better gauge of the students’ proficiency to communicate ideas in English. TOEFL preparation is a must before appearing for the exam.
|Test Takers||Undergraduate, Graduate, Doctoral or MBA Programs|
|Test accepted by||US, Canada, Few Universities in UK and New Zealand|
|Test conducted by||ETS-Pro metric|
|Nature of Test||Internet based test (IBT)|
|Test Pattern||Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking|
|Test Duration||4 hrs|
|Test Score Validity||2 years|
|Test Report||After 3-4 weeks of taking the test|
|Test Period||Every month but fixed dates|
|Test repetition Policy||In 7 days|
|Mode of Registration||Online, Telephonic or by Post|
|Documents required for Registration||Original & Valid Passport|
|Mode of fee Payment||Bank Draft/ International Credit Card|
TOEFL paper format:
|Reading||60-80 mins||36-56||Read 3-4 passages from the academic texts & answer questions.|
|Listening||60-90 mins||34-51||Listen to lectures, classroom discussions, conversation, then answer them.|
|Speaking||20 mins||6 tasks||Express an opinion on a familiar topic; speak based on reading and listening tasks.|
|Writing||50 mins||2 tasks||Write essay responses based on reading and listening tasks; support an opinion in writing.|
The test you take may include extra questions in the Reading or Listening section that do not count toward your score. These are either questions that enable ETS to make test scores comparable across administrations or new questions that help ETS determine how such questions function under actual testing conditions.