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TOEFL Key Facts:
  • TOEFL iBT is an English language proficiency test. TOEFL stands for Test of English as a Foreign Language, and iBT represents Internet-based test.
  • It tests your ability to use and understand English at the university level. It measures how well you can combine your listening, reading, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks.
  • Many North American colleges and universities, and a large number of institutions, agencies and programs require official TOEFL test scores during the admission process.
  • TOEFL is designed and administered by Educational Testing Services (ETS) Princeton, New Jersey, USA.
  • TOEFL is conducted on fixed dates in a network of secure Internet-based test centers.
  • During the TOEFL test, you can take notes. Pencils and paper will be provided. However, you cannot use your own pencil or paper. You must give your notes to the test site manager at the end.
  • You cannot pass or fail the TOEFL test. You will get a score out of 120 total points.
  • Your TOEFL scores are valid for two years. You cannot renew your TOEFL score. You must retake the test and get a new score.
  • You can retake the test as many times as you wish, but you cannot take it more than once in a 12-day period.
TOEFL Scores:

Each section of your TOEFL iBT is scored separately. The number of points you obtain on each section is converted to a scaled score of 0-30, for a combined total of 120

Sections Section Scores   Total Score
Reading 0-30 0-120
Listening 0-30 0-120
Speaking 0-30 0-120
Writing 0-30 0-120
TOEFL Test Format:
Sections Number of Tasks / Questions Test Items Time
Reading 3-4 passages 12-14 60-80 minutes
Listening

4-6 lectures

2-3 conversations

6

5

60-90 minutes

 

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