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Know Everything About TOEFL

About TOEFL

  • TOEFL is a Test of English as a Foreign Language that is accepted worldwide.
  • Started in 1964, it assesses the English Language level of an individual who is non-native English speaker.
  • The test is both developed and administered by ETS.
  • This exam is an entry requirement of most US and Canadian universities.
  • It examines all necessary skills of the candidate, including Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking skills, that are required to live in English speaking nation.
  • Various European Universities and other countries also accept TOEFL.
  • It can be paper based or internet based test, depending upon the availability of internet in the center.
  • Test is conducted many times in a year and valid for 2 years.

Why TOEFL?

All non-native English speakers who wish to study in English speaking country has to go through TOEFL. This test examines the English proficiency of the candidate that will be required for academic or other purposes. Mostly required by US, European and Canadian universities and many other agencies around the world.

Eligibility Conditions

No official declaration. But intended for non- native speakers of English language.

Time Allotted

For Internet-based test (iBT): 3 hours 10 minutes to 4 hours 20 minutes
For Paper-based test (PBT) : 2 hours 20 minutes to 2 hours 30 minutes.

Structure of Test

The test structure is different for internet based test and paper based test.

Internet Based test Structure

Sections No.of Questions Type of Questions Time (in minutes)
Reading 36—56 Questions based on Passages 60—80 minutes
Writing 2 tasks Read a passage or listen to an audio then write an answer 50 minutes
Speaking 6 tasks Speak on a particular topic or about the audio you heard 20 minutes
Listening 34—51 Questions based on Passages 60—90 minutes

Paper Based Test structure

Sections No.of Questions Type of Questions Time (in minutes)
Reading 50 Questions based on Passages 55 minutes
Writing 1 One essay 30 minutes
Structure and Written Expression 40 Sentence completion, finding errors 25 minutes
Listening 50 Questions based on conversations 30 – 40 minutes

Fees

The fee for internet based test is USD 160 to USD 250 (varies from country to country)
For Paper Based Test, the test fee is USD 160

Test Scores

A candidate is graded with a score from 0 to 30 (in 1 point increment) for each section and a total score of 0 to 120 for the entire test.

Result Declaration

TOEFL exam result is declared after 10 days. You can view it online.

Preparation

Likewise any other competitive exam for higher studies in abroad, TOEFL also demands a dedicated preparation. To prepare for TOEFL, find the most suitable institute or coaching centre for you. You can also find online study material. First of all, you have to make a proper study plan. Once you start following plan, you will get success for sure. Get reviews from the previous successful candidates that will help you to find the best TOEFL coaching institute.

About Navjot Kaur

Being a blogger and an education counselor, I enjoy helping and guiding students regarding education and career planning. In this blog, we have tried contributing all relevant information required by students. I assist students in making prudent career decisions.

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2 comments

  1. i want to know about the difference about toffel,ilets,and pte . which is better for going abroad and which is easy

    • Hi Surinder,
      If you are good in English. Nothing is difficult 🙂 . All these exam are almost similar with few differences. But if you ask about easier one then go for PTE as it can pull high scores. But IELTS and TOEFL are also not difficult to be cracked if you get proper coaching from the best coaching institute in Chandigarh like British IELTS prepares for both IELTS/PTE.

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