Test of English as Foreign Language or TOEFL is conducted to assess the English proficiency of students who want to study abroad.
The TOEFL test is most widely accepted and respected English language test in the world. It is recognized by more than 8,000 colleges, universities, and agencies in more than 130 countries. TOEFL is registered and administered by ETS (Educational Testing Service).
TOEFL is taken by students planning to study abroad as well as working professionals applying for Visa. Those seeking scholarships and certification programs are also required to take the TOEFL exam.
Any student who has passed 10+2 level of any recognized Indian Board of University is a suitable qualification to take the TOEFL. Standard from a recognized educational institution or board can appear for this exam. Generally this test is taken by a candidate who wants to study outside his/her native country especially where English is not the native language.
There are four means of applying for the TOEFL
Paper based testing is also known as institutional TOEFL. This test is administered by English language institutions around the world and is evaluated in a paper based format. The TOEFL PBT is a paper based test that measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom in a college or at a university level. It measures how you can listen, read and write English. The duration of TOEFL PBT is approx 2.5 hours, with specific timings for each section.
TOEFL Paper based test is offered six times a year. In areas where the IBT is not available, a paper-based test (PBT) is the best option. The PBT TOEFL test comprises of three sections, listening comprehension, grammar and reading comprehension. Correct answers should be marked by pencil. Max points are 677. Except for TOEFL , you could pass one or two additional tests TWE (Test of Written English, composition) and TSE (Test of Spoken English) , plus 30-minute writing test (an English test).
The TOEFL test is offered in more locations around the world than any other English-language test. The TOEFL Internet Based Test is given 30-40 times in a year around the globe. Likewise the TOEFL Paper Based Test is offered in areas where the TOEFL Internet Based Test is not available. This test is given six times in a year
Your scores are based on your performance in the test. You must answer at least one question each in reading and listening section, write at least one essay and complete at least one speaking task to receive an official score.
The breakup of the marks is a follows:
For a better understanding lets understand what 0-30 means:
In addition to your scores, your score includes performance feedback that is a brief report on your performance level and a description of the kinds of tasks that test takers like you to perform.
How to prepare for TOEFL?
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