TOEFL

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT) is an English Language proficiency test conducted by Educational Testing Services (ETS) and 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.

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.

Test Pattern:

Section

No of Questions/Tasks

Type of Questions

Time

Reading

36-70

3-5 passages from academic texts; approximately 700 words long; 12-14 questions per passage.

60-100 minutes

Listening

34-51

4-6 lectures, some with classroom discussion; each 3-5 minutes long; 6 questions each. 2-3 conversations; each 3 minutes long; 5 questions each

60-90 minutes

Speaking

6

2 tasks to express an opinion on a familiar topic; 4 tasks to speak based on what is read and listened to.

20 minutes

Writing

2

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

50 minutes

Scoring:

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 and the scorecard is mailed 15 days after the test date.

Score Validity:

TOEFLâ scores are valid for a period of two years.

Score reporting:

The score is available online and the scorecard is mailed 15 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 17 US$.

Score Validity:

TOEFLâ scores are valid for a period of two years.

Test Registration:

You can register online for TOEFLâ iBT at www.ets.org using a credit card. The examination fee is 165 USD and the rescheduling fee is 60 USD.

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