Non-Native English speaker planning to study in USA, should take mandatory test to show English proficiency. One such test is TOEFL – Test of English as Foreign Language.
TOEFL is administered by ETS.
TOEFL iBT test measures your ability to use and understand English at the university level.
TOEFL iBT evaluates your ability to to listen, read, speak and write at university academic tasks.
There are two formats for the TOEFL test depending on the location of your test center.
- TOEFL iBT test (internet based test)
- Paper-based Test (PBT)
Who Takes the TOEFL iBT Test?
Each year, nearly a million individuals take TOEFL test to demonstrate their English-language proficiency. The average English skill level ranges between Intermediate and Advanced.
- Students planning to study at a higher education institution
- English-language learning program admissions and exit
- Scholarship and certification candidates
- English-language learners who want to track their progress
- Students and workers applying for visas
TOEFL iBT Test Sections
|Reading*||60–100 minutes||36–70 questions||Read 3–5 passages from academic texts and answer questions.|
|Listening||60–90 minutes||34–51 questions||Listen to lectures, classroom discussions and conversations, then answer questions.|
|Speaking||20 minutes||6 tasks||Express an opinion on a familiar topic; speak based on reading and listening tasks.|
|Writing||50 minutes||2 tasks||Write essay responses based on reading and listening tasks; support an opinion in writing.|