Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT) is an English Language proficiency test conducted by Educational Testing Services (ETS).  All natives of non-English speaking countries require to take the test for admission to academic courses at universities and colleges in English speaking countries or for emigration to these countries. It is one of the most popular English proficiency tests and earlier it was very popular for admission to the United States and Canadian universities but now this test is widely accepted by universities in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Europe and other Asian countries as well.

The Internet based test (iBT) measures the listening, reading, writing and speaking skills and also requires the test taker to combine 2 or more skills to respond to a question. From August 01, 2019 the duration of the TOEFL test is reduced to approximately 3 hours. The revised TOEFL test pattern is as follows:

Test Pattern:


No of Questions/Tasks

Type of Questions




3-4 passages from academic texts; approximately 700 words long; 12-14 questions per passage.

54-72 minutes



3-4 lectures, some with classroom discussion; each 3-5 minutes long; 6 questions each.

2-3 conversations; each 3 minutes long; 5 questions each

41-57 minutes



1 task to express an opinion on a familiar topic; 3 tasks to speak based on what is read and listened to.

17 minutes



1 task to write based on what is read and listened to; 1 task to support an opinion on a topic.

50 minutes


All the four sections Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing are scored on a scale of 0 to 30 and the final score is accorded out of 120. The score is available online after 06 days and the scorecard is mailed 12 days after the test date.

Score Validity:

TOEFL scores are valid for a period of TWO years.

Score reporting:

The score is available online after 06 days and the scorecard is mailed 12 days after the test date. The candidate can send 4 official score reports to universities or institutions of his/her choice within the test registration fee charged by ETS. For each additional score report you are charged 20 US$.

Test Registration:

You can register online for TOEFL iBT at using a credit card. The examination fee is 180 USD and the rescheduling fee is 60 USD. Registration of TOEFL closes 7 days before the test date but you can register even before 4 days of the test by paying late registration fee of 40 USD.

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