|The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) measures the ability of non-native speakers of English to use and understand North American English as it is spoken, written and heard in college and university settings.The TOEFL test is the most widely respected English-language test in the world, recognized by more than 8,000 colleges, universities and agencies in more than 130 countries. Wherever you want to study, the TOEFL test can help you get there.
The TOEFL iBT® test, administered via the Internet by Educational Testing Services (ETS), is an important part of your journey to study in an English-speaking country.
The TOEFL iBT test measures your ability to use and understand English at the university level. And it evaluates how well you combine your listening, reading, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks.
More than 25 million people from all over the world have taken the TOEFL test to demonstrate their English-language proficiency.
Students planning to study at a higher education institution abroad.
English-language learning program admissions and exit
Scholarship and certification candidates
English-language learners who want to track their progress
Students and workers applying for visas
There are two formats for the TOEFL test. Most test takers take the TOEFL iBT test. Test centers that do not have Internet access offer the Paper-based Test (PBT).
In India, it is TOEFL internet-based testing (TOEFL iBT test)
The TOEFL test has four sections in all. The sections include Listening, Structure, Reading and Writing. All the papers are not the same. Each student gets to work on different set of questions and answers. There can be additional questions sometimes. These additional questions are an add-on to the scores and are used for research purpose.
The TOEFL is scored on a scale of 0 – 120 and consists of 4 sections:
Reading: Passage reading followed by 36- 70 questions and the duration of the test is 60-100 minutes.
Listening: conversations and lectures and answering the 34-51 questions that follow in duration of 60-90 minutes.
Speaking: comprises of 2 tasks to express an opinion on a topic and 4 tasks to speak based on what is read and listened to, in a total of 20 minutes.
Writing: one task to write on what is read and listened to, and one task to support an opinion on a topic, in a total of 50 minutes.