What in TOEFL(Test OF English as a Foreign Language)
USA has also set its own Language standards, which is tested with an entrance exam called as TOEFL(Test OF English as a Foreign Language). Every university in USA has its own TOEFL requirements and hence to get in to you desire university you have to get the scores required by that particular university.
The Exam is conducted at the test centers where you will be allotted a Computer and ETS TOEFL web Application is provided as soon as you log in you time starts. The Exam will be for 4 Hrs.
Few Universities even accept other English Testing Exams like IELTS, PTE. A few may accept scores from other examinations or administer their own tests.
More than 130 countries 8,500 colleges, institutions, and agencies accept TOEFL scores.
Other Uses of TOEFL
- Immigration departments use them to issue residential and work visas
Medical and licensing agencies use them for professional certification purposes
- Individuals use them to measure their progress in learning English
Who Manage TOEFL?
The TOEFL is managed by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) which is a US based private non-profit organization.
For detailed information on test dates and centers you may log on to www.ets.org/toefl
TOEFL Test Type?
There are two types of Test Types:
- PBT(Paper Bases Test)
- IBT(Internet Based Test)
The Exam is conducted at the test centers where you will be allotted a Computer and ETS TOEFL web Application is provided as soon as you login you time starts. The Exam will be for 4 Hrs . To understand the test pattern check below listing.
|Sections||No of Questions||Question Type||Time Limit|
|Listening||34 - 51||Listen to lectures, classroom discussions and conversations, and then answer questions.||60 - 90 Mins|
|Reading||36 - 70||Read passages from academic texts and answer questions.||60 - 100 Mins|
|Speaking||6 tasks||Express an opinion on a familiar topic; speak based on reading and listening tasks.||20 Mins|
|Writing||2 tasks||Write essay responses based on reading and listening tasks; support an opinion in writing.||50 - Mins|
|Break||-||After Reading Section||10 Mins|
Min TOEFL Requirements for admission
Every University sets its own Admission requirement ,which even includes TOEFL. Most of the Universities set there TOEFL requirement from 65-100. The requirement will be different for different degree level for undergraduate Min TOEFL IBT 70-100 and for graduate 79-100.
Even the TOEFL requirements will be different from Program to Program.
So check out your university and program requirements before taking TOEFL Test. To Check TOEFL Universities TOEFL requirements please fill in the form (Click the Link) and our Expert Overseas Education Counselors will evaluate the unviersites and send you the requirement.
Validity of TOEFL
TOEFL Scores are valid up to 2 Years.
What if I Score Less TOEFL?
You can retake the TOEFL Test but not before 3 Months from the previous test date.