TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
TOEFL is an examination required for students who wish to pursue their higher education, certification and planning to work in an English speaking country. This test is acceptable by most US and Canadian university. Objective of TOEFL test is to assess proficiency of those international students who are from non English speaking countries.
In order to perform academic tasks in a native English speaking environment, TOEFL measures your skills on different scales which include listening, reading, speaking and writing. Nowadays many European Universities along with other countries accept TOEFL as their benchmark.
TOEFL TEST SECTIONS, TIME AND QUESTIONS:
|Reading||60-80 minutes||36-56 questions||Read 3-4 passages from academic texts and answer questions.||0-30|
|Listening||60-90 minutes||34-51 questions||Listen to lectures, classroom discussions and conversations, and then answer questions.||0-30|
|Break 10 Minutes|
|Speaking||20 minutes||6 tasks||Express an opinion on a familiar topic; speak based on reading and listening tasks.||0-30|
|Writing||50 minutes||2 tasks||Write essay responses based on reading and listening tasks; support an opinion in writing.||0-30|
TOEFL test has two versions which depend on whether you want to go with internet based test (iBT) or want to give a paper based test (PBT). Student can prefer test centers and location according to their preference, i.e. iBT or PBT. But most test centers provide TOEFL iBT version Test centers.
TOEFL registration fee varies from country to country and are subject to change. In India registration fee is $170 and it normally ranges from $160 to $250.
Each section of TOEFL has a maximum score of 30 which forms a total of 120 scores. Most universities accept TOEFL scores ranging from 80-100. Scores will be posted online within two weeks of the test date. Student have to make an ID in order to get their result online ets.org. Students are asked to select 4 Universities on their test date where their scores will be sent for free. Additional Universities can be taken into consideration with a fee of $19.00 per report. Scores are mailed approximately four to seven days after receipt of your request and payment.
The validity of TOEFL score is two years from the date of test given by student. Students can give TOEFL once a month. Students can also send their scores to relevant institute, agency or programs but prior to that they have to choose iBT department code for sending the score to the desired institution.
Students have to register online. You can register your test at any time and day.
Your name and other particulars should be exactly same as your Identification document (passport) that you are going to show at test center on test day.
Pay Registration fee by debit, credit card (Master card, visa card and can also pay by electronic check).These methods are also subject to change.
Registration for a particular date is closed before seven days of days.
If a student registers after closing of registration for a particular date than have to pay late fee i.e. US $40.
Reach at test center 15 minutes before so that one can complete some formalities at test center.