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Test of English as a Foreign Language which is popularly known as TOEFL is a standardized test to assess English language proficiency. It is for non-native speakers willing to enroll in colleges or universities in English-speaking countries. It is accepted by more than 11000 universities in the World. It is administered and conducted by the Education Testing System (ETS).
The test duration is 2 hours and 47 minutes. TOEFL is mostly taken by international students who are planning to pursue higher education abroad. There are 2 types of TOEFL exams:
TOEFL evaluates the English language proficiency of non-native English speakers based on 4 sections. These sections of TOEFL are sketched in such a manner that the applicant’s English language proficiency is assessed in all respects. The sections of TOEFL are:
ETS has not set any official TOEFL exam eligibility for the test-takers. It can be taken by any student or skilled worker from a non-native English-speaking environment. There is no official limitation regarding the minimum or maximum age limit for candidates to appear for TOEFL. However, it is recommended that the test should be taken by students who have completed a minimum of Class 12. You must have a valid photo ID proof for taking the exam.
You can register for TOEFL through the official website of ETS or by phone or email. TOEFL is conducted more than 50 times a year, which makes it 4 to 5 times a month. There are 4,500 test centres in 150 countries. The TOEFL exam can be taken once every 3 days. TOEFL exam fees can be anywhere between $160 to $260. The fees vary depending on the location one chooses as the test centre.
TOEFL exam dates are obtainable on ETS official website. You must check the official website to get the right test dates. The exam dates and time slots are available on the ETS Website. It opens the test dates of only two months at a time, and not for the whole year.
The TOEFL Syllabus consists of four subjects, called TOEFL modules. They are Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking. The test assesses the candidate in all these modules and it provides a score for that, indicating one’s proficiency level in the English language. Here are the details:
TOEFL exam results are declared on the official website of ETS (Education Testing System). Log in with your ETS account and check your result. It takes around 6 days to declare the result after the test date. The TOEFL iBT exam is scored on a scale of 0 to 120 points. Each section of TOEFL has a score range from 0 to 30.
There are two ways to prepare for the TOEFL Exam. Either join the classes for the preparation or self-study. TOEFL test materials and practice papers are the best methods to choose if you want to self-study. Here are some TOEFL examination tips:
TOEFL is a compulsory general eligibility criterion set by various universities where the applicants are enrolled only when they fulfil the test requirements. The TOEFL test score is valid for 2 years from the day of declaration of the results. TOEFL is intended for non-native English speakers from all over the world.