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TOEFL Exam Pattern and Syllabus

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TOEFL Exam

Test of English as a Foreign Language or simply known as TOEFL is a test to measure the English speaking skills of an individual. It is a standardized test which non-native English speakers give to enrol in English speaking universities or other academic institutes.

TOEFL is one of the two most major tests of English language, the other one being the IELTS. It is accepted by all the major universities and institutes and is widely accepted globally as well. TOEFL is also a compulsory test in many international universities, it is often mentioned as the required tests for admission.

It was started in the year 1964 and is running successfully for the last 55 years. The test was developed by the professor, Dr. Charles A. Ferguson of Stanford University and was widely appreciated for its whole structure and overall design.

The exam is run by a non-private organisation called  Educational Testing Service (ETS). The organisation is in charge of organising, conducting and to prepare the results of the test. The test is divided into four sections and each section is marked separately.

A TOEFL score of an individual is valid for two years from the date of the test taken. Annually almost 2.3 million people take this test online or on paper – as are the two formats of the test. TOEFL boats of 4500 test centres in more than 190 countries and is also widely accepted in all of them.

What is TOEFL Exam?

TOEFL is a standardized exam to test the English speaking skills of people whose native language is other than English. The test is taken all over the world and is highly coveted and widely accepted across more than 190 countries. However, a candidate cannot take this exam more than once within a time period of 3 days.

The exam is mostly taken over the internet and has 4 parts which are, Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. There is also a PDT or Paper-Delivered Test which is used in places where there is no internet facility. The sections in this paper include Reading, Writing, Listening and Structure and Written Expression.

Each section of the exam is to be completed within a certain time duration by the candidate and all sections are marked separately and candidates are not provided with a total score or any type of aggregate in the PDT type. Though scores are given from a 0-30 scale and total can be calculated.

TOEFL Exam Fee in India

In India, many students opt for a TOEFL test to prove their English language proficiency in order to get admission in a foreign university. A one-time fee for the TOEFL exam amounts to USD 180 or INR 12,693 for both iBT or PDT test.

There is also a fee of USD 40 or INR 2820 for the students who choose to go for the option of late registration. The amount is paid as a late fee.

TOEFL Exam Fee

The fee may vary from one country to another country. One should register at least 7 days before the date of the test. If you register later than that, it would count under late registration and an additional fee of USD 40 will have to be paid as the late fee.

Late registration is often allowed up to 4 days before the test but not after that. On cancellation, TOEFL refunds 50% of the fee and if one wants to reschedule their test, they have to pay a fee of USD 60. The best way to pay is via Paypal or Western Union money transfer. One can also do an online money transfer.

Cost of TOEFL Exam in India

The cost of the TOEFL Exam in India is USD 180 per person which roughly translates to INR 12,700 per test. For late registration one has to pay USD 40 and to reschedule the test, the fee is USD 60. On cancellation, only half the amount is refunded.

There is no reduction in the fee for students belonging to the economically weaker background. There is a reduction but only available for US citizens. To pay the fee, one can use Paypal, Western Union money transfer or simply an online bank transfer, asp er the convenience.

TOEFL Exam Dates

TOEFL is held around 50 times during a year in each country. There ideally is a week’s gap between each exam and often a candidate is not allowed to reappear in the exam before a 3 day time period.

TOEFL Exam Dates 2020

PlaceDates
AhmedabadSunday, Nov 04, 2020
Saturday, Nov 10, 2020
Sunday, Nov 11, 2020
Saturday, Nov 17, 2020
Saturday, Nov 24, 2020
Sunday, Nov 25, 2020
Saturday, Dec 01, 2020
Saturday, Dec 08, 2020
Saturday, Dec 15, 2020
Sunday, Dec 16, 2020
Saturday, Jan 05, 2020
Saturday, Jan 12, 2020
Saturday, Jan 26, 2020
Saturday, Feb 02, 2020
Friday, Feb 08, 2020
Saturday, Feb 16, 2020
Saturday, Feb 23, 2020
AllahabadSaturday, Oct 27, 2020
Saturday, Nov 10, 2020
Saturday, Nov 17, 2020
Saturday, Nov 24, 2020
Sunday, Nov 25, 2020
Saturday, Dec 01, 2020
Saturday, Dec 08, 2020
Saturday, Dec 15, 2020
Saturday, Jan 05, 2020
Saturday, Feb 02, 2020
Friday, Mar 08, 2020
AmritsarSaturday, Nov 10, 2020
Saturday, Nov 17, 2020
Saturday, Dec 01, 2020
Saturday, Dec 08, 2020
Saturday, Jan 05, 2020
Friday, Mar 08, 2020
BengaluruSaturday, Oct 27, 2020
Friday, Nov 02, 2020
Saturday, Nov 10, 2020
Saturday, Nov 17, 2020
Saturday, Nov 24, 2020
Sunday, Nov 25, 2020
Saturday, Dec 01, 2020
Saturday, Dec 08, 2020
Saturday, Dec 15, 2020
Sunday, Dec 16, 2020
Saturday, Jan 05, 2020
Saturday, Jan 12, 2020
Saturday, Jan 26, 2020
Saturday, Feb 02, 2020
Friday, Feb 08, 2020
Saturday, Feb 16, 2020
Saturday, Feb 23, 2020
Friday, Mar 08, 2020
Saturday, Mar 09, 2020
Saturday, Mar 16, 2020
BhopalSaturday, Nov 17, 2020
Saturday, Jan 05, 2020
Saturday, Jan 12, 2020
Friday, Feb 08, 2020
Friday, Mar 08, 2020
BhubaneshwarSaturday, Nov 10, 2020
Saturday, Nov 17, 2020
Saturday, Nov 24, 2020
Saturday, Dec 01, 2020
Saturday, Dec 08, 2020
Saturday, Dec 15, 2020
Saturday, Jan 05, 2020
Friday, Feb 08, 2020
Saturday, Mar 09, 2020
ChandigarhSaturday, Nov 10, 2020
Saturday, Nov 17, 2020
Saturday, Nov 24, 2020
Friday, Dec 07, 2020
Saturday, Jan 05, 2020
Saturday, Jan 12, 2020
Saturday, Jan 26, 2020
Saturday, Feb 02, 2020
Friday, Feb 08, 2020
Friday, Mar 08, 2020
ChennaiSaturday, Oct 27, 2020
Sunday, Oct 28, 2020
Sunday, Nov 04, 2020
Saturday, Nov 10, 2020
Saturday, Nov 17, 2020
Saturday, Nov 24, 2020
Sunday, Nov 25, 2020
Saturday, Dec 01, 2020
Saturday, Dec 08, 2020
Saturday, Dec 15, 2020
Sunday, Dec 16, 2020
Saturday, Jan 05, 2020
Saturday, Jan 12, 2020
Saturday, Jan 26, 2020
Saturday, Feb 02, 2020
Friday, Feb 08, 2020
Saturday, Feb 16, 2020
Saturday, Feb 23, 2020
Friday, Mar 08, 2020
Saturday, Mar 09, 2020
Saturday, Mar 16, 2020
Coimbatore Sunday, Nov 04, 2020
Saturday, Nov 10, 2020
Saturday, Nov 17, 2020
Saturday, Nov 24, 2020
Sunday, Nov 25, 2020
Saturday, Dec 01, 2020
Saturday, Dec 08, 2020
Saturday, Dec 15, 2020
Sunday, Dec 16, 2020
Saturday, Jan 05, 2020
Saturday, Feb 02, 2020
Friday, Mar 08, 2020
Saturday, Mar 09, 2020
DehradunSaturday, Nov 10, 2020
Friday, Feb 08, 2020
Friday, Mar 08, 2020
DelhiSaturday, Nov 10, 2020
Saturday, Nov 17, 2020
Saturday, Nov 24, 2020
Saturday, Dec 01, 2020
Saturday, Dec 08, 2020
Saturday, Jan 05, 2020
Saturday, Jan 12, 2020
Saturday, Feb 02, 2020
Friday, Mar 08, 2020
Saturday, Mar 09, 2020
Gurgaon (NCR region)Saturday, Nov 10, 2020
Saturday, Nov 17, 2020
Saturday, Nov 24, 2020
Sunday, Nov 25, 2020
Saturday, Dec 01, 2020
Saturday, Dec 08, 2020
Saturday, Dec 15, 2020
Sunday, Dec 16, 2020
Saturday, Jan 05, 2020
Saturday, Jan 12, 2020
Saturday, Feb 02, 2020
Friday, Feb 08, 2020
Saturday, Feb 16, 2020
Saturday, Feb 23, 2020
Friday, Mar 08, 2020
Saturday, Mar 09, 2020
Saturday, Mar 16, 2020
Guwahati Sunday, Nov 04, 2020
Saturday, Nov 10, 2020
Saturday, Dec 08, 2020
Sunday, Dec 16, 2020
Hyderabad Saturday, Oct 27, 2020
Sunday, Oct 28, 2020
Sunday, Nov 04, 2020
Saturday, Nov 10, 2020
Saturday, Nov 17, 2020
Saturday, Nov 24, 2020
Sunday, Nov 25, 2020
Saturday, Dec 01, 2020
Saturday, Dec 08, 2020
Saturday, Dec 15, 2020
Sunday, Dec 16, 2020
Saturday, Jan 05, 2020
Saturday, Jan 12, 2020
Saturday, Jan 26, 2020
Saturday, Feb 02, 2020
Friday, Feb 08, 2020
Saturday, Feb 16, 2020
Saturday, Feb 23, 2020
Friday, Mar 08, 2020
Saturday, Mar 09, 2020
Saturday, Mar 16, 2020
IndoreSaturday, Nov 03, 2020
Saturday, Dec 08, 2020
Rajashthan Saturday, Nov 17, 2020
Saturday, Dec 15, 2020
Sunday, Dec 16, 2020
Friday, Mar 08, 2020
KolkataSaturday, Oct 27, 2020
Friday, Nov 02, 2020
Saturday, Nov 10, 2020
Saturday, Nov 24, 2020
Sunday, Nov 25, 2020
Friday, Nov 30, 2020
Saturday, Dec 01, 2020
Friday, Dec 07, 2020
Saturday, Dec 08, 2020
Saturday, Dec 15, 2020
Sunday, Dec 16, 2020
Saturday, Jan 05, 2020
Saturday, Jan 12, 2020
Saturday, Jan 26, 2020
Saturday, Feb 23, 2020
Saturday, Mar 09, 2020
MumbaiFriday, Nov 02, 2020
Saturday, Nov 03, 2020
Saturday, Nov 10, 2020
Saturday, Nov 24, 2020
Sunday, Nov 25, 2020
Saturday, Dec 01, 2020
Saturday, Dec 08, 2020
Saturday, Dec 15, 2020
Sunday, Dec 16, 2020
Saturday, Jan 05, 2020
Saturday, Jan 12, 2020
Saturday, Jan 26, 2020
Saturday, Feb 02, 2020
Saturday, Feb 23, 2020
Friday, Mar 08, 2020
Saturday, Mar 09, 2020
Saturday, Mar 16, 2020
NashikSunday, Nov 04, 2020
Saturday, Dec 01, 2020
Saturday, Dec 08, 2020
Saturday, Dec 15, 2020
Saturday, Jan 05, 2020
Saturday, Jan 12, 2020
Saturday, Jan 26, 2020
Friday, Feb 08, 2020
Friday, Mar 08, 2020
PuneSaturday, Nov 10, 2020
Friday, Nov 16, 2020
Saturday, Nov 17, 2020
Saturday, Nov 24, 2020
Sunday, Nov 25, 2020
Friday, Nov 30, 2020
Saturday, Dec 01, 2020
Friday, Dec 07, 2020
Saturday, Dec 08, 2020
Saturday, Dec 15, 2020
Sunday, Dec 16, 2020
Saturday, Jan 05, 2020
Saturday, Jan 12, 2020
Saturday, Jan 26, 2020
Saturday, Feb 02, 2020
Saturday, Feb 16, 2020
Friday, Mar 08, 2020
Saturday, Mar 09, 2020
Thiruvananthapuram Saturday, Oct 27, 2020
Sunday, Oct 28, 2020
Friday, Nov 02, 2020
Saturday, Nov 03, 2020
Sunday, Nov 04, 2020
Saturday, Nov 10, 2020
Saturday, Nov 17, 2020
Saturday, Nov 24, 2020
Sunday, Nov 25, 2020
Saturday, Dec 01, 2020
Saturday, Dec 08, 2020
Saturday, Dec 15, 2020
Sunday, Dec 16, 2020
Saturday, Jan 05, 2020
Saturday, Jan 12, 2020
Saturday, Jan 26, 2020
Saturday, Feb 23, 2020
Friday, Mar 08, 2020
Trichy Sunday, Nov 04, 2020Saturday, Dec 01, 2020Saturday, Dec 08, 2020Saturday, Jan 05, 2020Saturday, Feb 02, 2020Saturday, Mar 16, 2020
Vadodara Sunday, Nov 04, 2020
Saturday, Nov 10, 2020
Saturday, Dec 01, 2020
Saturday, Dec 08, 2020
Saturday, Jan 05, 2020
Saturday, Feb 02, 2020
Friday, Mar 08, 2020
Saturday, Mar 09, 2020
VijayawadaSaturday, Oct 27, 2020
Sunday, Oct 28, 2020
Sunday, Nov 04, 2020
Saturday, Nov 10, 2020
Saturday, Nov 17, 2020
Saturday, Nov 24, 2020
Sunday, Nov 25, 2020
Saturday, Dec 01, 2020
Saturday, Dec 08, 2020
Saturday, Dec 15, 2020
Sunday, Dec 16, 2020
Saturday, Jan 05, 2020
Saturday, Jan 12, 2020
Saturday, Feb 02, 2020
Friday, Mar 08, 2020
Vishakhapatnam Saturday, Nov 10, 2020
Saturday, Nov 17, 2020
Saturday, Nov 24, 2020
Sunday, Nov 25, 2020
Saturday, Dec 01, 2020
Saturday, Dec 08, 2020
Saturday, Dec 15, 2020
Sunday, Dec 16, 2020
Saturday, Jan 05, 2020
Saturday, Feb 16, 2020
Friday, Mar 08, 2020
WarangalSaturday, Oct 27, 2020
Sunday, Oct 28, 2020
Sunday, Nov 04, 2020
Saturday, Nov 10, 2020
Saturday, Nov 17, 2020
Saturday, Nov 24, 2020
Sunday, Nov 25, 2020
Saturday, Dec 01, 2020
Saturday, Dec 08, 2020
Saturday, Dec 15, 2020
Sunday, Dec 16, 2020
Saturday, Jan 05, 2020
Saturday, Feb 16, 2020
Saturday, Mar 09, 2020

TOEFL Exam Pattern

There is no prescribed syllabus for the TOEFL exam.  However, one should know the pattern of the exam and what to expect from it. There are four sections, each testing different skills. Questions are normally given to test the knowledge of the Egnlish language so they can come from anywhere.

  • The Reading Section is 60-80 minutes long and has around 36-56 questions.
  • The Writing Section is 50  minutes long and has 1 question.
  • The Listening Section is 60-90 minutes long and has around 34-51 questions.
  • The Speaking Section is 20  minutes long and has around 6 questions.

TOEFL Exam Format

There are two types of TOEFL Exams iBT and PDT, both of them have more or less the same pattern and are equally credible. It is not very difficult to understand the whole pattern of the TOEFL exam, it is actually quite easy.

  • The iBt format is an online one which is to be given on computers.
  • The PDT is a physical format where physical papers are sent to the centres.

TOEFL Exam Structure

TOEFL Exam’s structure is quite easy to understand. There is a lot of ease provided by the people at TOEFL who help students in understanding the structure of the paper.

  • The exam is almost three hours long and is divided into four sections.
  • The first section one has to attempt is Reading, then Listening, then Speaking and then Writing.
  • There is a compulsory break after the first two sections and before the last two sections.
  • Writing section also has a topic which is already discussed during Reading and Listening section.

TOEFL iBT Exam Pattern

  • The test is given in computer labs.
  • Every candidate is provided with a PC to give their exam.
  • Each section is of about 30 marks each.
  • A minimum score of 80 out of the total 120 is needed to pass the exam and achieve the certificate.

TOEFL Exam Syllabus

There is no prescribed syllabus for the TOEFL exam. Questions can come from anywhere as it is a language test and focuses on the candidate’s English language skills. However, one should know the pattern of the exam and what to expect from it. There are four sections, each testing different skills.

the first section is Reading where candidates will find 3-4 passages of around 700 words each and after each passage, 12-14 questions will be given. These are unseen passages which are randomly taken from different academic texts. The intention of this exercise is to check the candidate’s comprehension skills.

The second section is Listening. Here, the candidate has to listen to 4-6 lectures which are 5 minutes each. After listening, there is a question and answer round in which the candidate has to give answers according to what they understood from the audio clips.

The third section is Speaking, which is one of the most important and crucial one. Candidates are expected to answer and express their opinions. This section is designed to test the fluency of language, thinking capacities and understanding of the language.

The last section is Writing, which is considered to be a difficult one. Often, the reading and listening sections serve as the prerequisite of this section whee the candidate has to write an opinion piece based on the knowledge gained from these two sections and is also required to write a piece to showcase their knowledge and experience.

TOEFL Exam Duration

The TOEFL Exam can take around 3 hours of your time to complete. There is no exact duration of time as Reading and Listening sections can take varying time. The duration also depends on the candidate who is taking the test. The timeline is two sections, break and then two sections.

Normally, the Reading section can take around 54 to 72 minutes; the Listening section takes 41 to 57 minutes; Speaking can take around 20 minutes and Writing around 50 minutes. There is also a 10 minutes break between the sections.

TOEFL Exam Registration

TOEFL exam registration is both an online and an offline process. It is not at all difficult and both the processes are quite easy.

  • The candidate can take the exam as per his convenience, they can decide the time and place.
  • The easiest way to register for the TOEFL is through online mode.
  • The candidate has to go to the specified website, follow the instructions and create an online profile.
  • Candidates can choose the date and venue of the test.
  • The payment would complete the process of registration.

How to apply for TOEFL Exam

Candidates can apply for TOEFL Exam online or offline. There is no age limit or any other restrictions which are put on candidates who want to give this exam.

  • Candidates are required to go to the official website and make a profile.
  • Then candidates are required to fill in their details and upload whatever is asked for.
  • Candidates can choose the venue and time of their own choice.
  • Then they are required to pay a fee of USD 180.
  • After the payment is complete, their registration is complete as well.

TOEFL Exam Eligibility

Anyone who has passed their high school or from any other institution with the equivalent of it can give this exam. However, there are some restrictions:

  • The candidate can sit for the test for only 5 times in a year.
  • Candidate cannot give a retest before a period of 3 days.

TOEFL Exam Requirements

There are not many requirements for the TOEFL exams, the only requirement is a valid passport.

  • Candidate must have passed high school or from any institute which is equivalent to it.
  • There is no minimum or maximum age limit.
  • A valid passport is the only requirement for registration.

Documents required for TOEFL Exam

Following are the documents required for the TOEFL exam.

  • Any identification proof with a photograph.
  • A valid passport.
  • High school transcript.

TOEFL Exam Qualification

Everybody is qualified to give TOEFL as long as they possess a valid passport.

How to Prepare for TOEFL Exam

TOEFL Exam is not very difficult. However, it does require thorough preparation in order to obtain a good score. It is quite important to follow the preparation tips and strategies to get an amazing result. One of the most important things to do is to follow the syllabus.

TOEFL exam is not as much about studying hard as it is about studying in the right manner. Candidates can take up various shortcuts and use different techniques to help them understand things better. Not only will it save time but also boost one’s confidence regarding the language and exam.

TOEFL Exam Preparation

Nothing is too hard to achieve and it is true for TOEFL as well. With little preparation done with great discipline, one can score great marks. It is really just all about preparing correctly and with smartness.

  • Get complete information about the exam format and get acquainted with it.
  • Give yourself enough time to prepare. Start at least a month before you plan to take the exam.
  • Set a goal for yourself and follow through.
  • Go only for high-quality resources and books. Don’t waste your time on cheap, good for nothing resources.
  • Work on your vocabulary daily by reading newspapers and dictionaries.
  • Maintain a healthy routine with lots of healthy food and enough sleep.
  • Don’t be demotivated or overconfident, keep yourself on the ground and attempt the exam humbly.

TOEFL Exam Tips

While giving the exam, many things can overwhelm you. However, it is of utmost importance that you keep your calm and attempt the exam cooly. There are few exam tips which will help you when you will sit to give the exam and in performing well.

  • Do not be nervous, there are chances that you will forget important things if you are not calm.
  • Practice listening to foreign accent, it will help during both the listening and speaking sections.
  • Solve as many practice tests as possible.
  • Keep updating your knowledge of grammar rules.
  • Pay attention to your way of speaking and also to the pace and enunciations.
  • Keep yourself updated with everything happening around you so you can speak without stopping during the exam.
  • For writing section, practising on QWERTY keypad will greatly help you.

How to prepare for TOEFL Exam at Home

YOu don’t have to take up expensive tutors or coaching classes to pass the TOEFL exam. You can prepare very well sitting at home as well. There are many ways to prepare for TOEFL at home.

  • Be disciplined. At home, one can procrastinate but it is important to be disciplined and study well.
  • Prepare a schedule and follow it.
  • Take help from Youtube, there are many lectures available there to help you.
  • Invest in good books with sample question papers.
  • Read English newspapers and listen to English news channels, especially debates and observe their way and pace of talking.
  • Write as much as you can in your free time to practice your writing skills.
  • Try to speak as much English as possible at home to practice.

How to pass TOEFL Exam successfully

It is really easy to pass the TOEFL exam as there is no passing marks criteria. However, to get a good score one must step up and work a bit harder and a lot smarter. There are many things one can do to pass the exam successfully.

  • Solve as many practice tests as possible.
  • Keep updating your knowledge of grammar rules.
  • Write as much as you can in your free time on a computer using a QWERTY keyboard.
  • Try using only the appropriate words. Don’t use the fancy words that you don’t know the exact meaning of.
  • Watch videos online and work on your accent. There are many tutorials available online as well.
  • Learn the exact pronunciation of words.
  • Maintain a healthy routine and do not get overwhelmed during the preparation period or the exam.

TOEFL Exam Centres in India

TOEFL is an important English language exam which is required in most of the American, especially North American Universities. It is a prerequisite and a great score in TOEFL can do wonders for one’s chances of getting admission in university of their choice. In India, there are many centres where one can attempt this exam.

  • Ahmedabad

Indo American Education Society

Education USA Advising

Center 3rd Floor,

Office No. 1 & 2, 3rd Floor,

Sun Square, Nr. Hotel

Regent Antrim,

Ahmedabad – 380 009.

  • Bengaluru

Prometric Testing Pvt Ltd

3rd Floor Tower B Prestige Shanti Niketan,

White Field ITPL Road

Bangalore South Taluk,

Bengaluru – 560 048

  • Chandigarh

Saint Kabir Public School – Chandigarh

Sector 26 – Computer Lab,

Chandigarh – 160 019

  • Gurgaon NCR Region

Prometric Testing Pvt Ltd

Iris Tech Park, Tower A, 2nd

Floor Sector – 48 Sohna

Road,

Gurgaon – 122 018

  • Indore

Shri Vaishnav Polytechnic College

MOG LINE – Ground Floor

Indore – 452 002

  • Delhi

Council For American Education

A-260 Defence Colony

New Delhi – 110 024

NIMT Information Centre- Delhi

F3, First Floor, CSC2,

DDA Market, Above Mother Dairy,

G Block Preet Vihar,

Preet Vihar, Delhi – 110 092

  • Thrissur

Sahrdaya College of Engineering and Technology

PB No 17,

Kodakara PO,

Thrissur – 680 684

  • Amritsar

Spring Dale Senior School

Fatehgarh Churian Road,

Amritsar – 143 001

  • Visakhapatnam

ANCONS International -Visakhapatnam

503, Kamakshi Residency,

Sheela Nagar Main Road

Opp. Vikas Junior College, Visakhapatnam – 530 0012

  • Nizamabad

ConquerIT Consultancy

Services – Nizamabad

Behind Vijay Theatre Police

line, Nizamabad – 503 001

  • Pondicherry

Kalvi Institute Private Ltd – Puducherry

231/2 Subramaniyan Street,

Opposite Ashok Theatre, Villianur,

Puducherry – 605 110

  • Chennai

Prometric Testing Pvt Ltd

Dr VPR Nagar,

Off Tambaram Sriperumbudur Road,

Manimangalam Post,

Chennai – 601 301

  • Bhopal

Billabong High International

School – Bhopal

Beyond Bhadbhada Neelbad,

Bhopal – 462 044

  • Dehradun

The Doon School Mall Road,

Dehradun – 248 001

  • Coimbatore

Knowledge Institute of Technology

KIOT Campus,

Kakapalayam Salem – 637

504

ANCONS International Coimbatore

#15, Sethuram Bldg, G. Flr

Sundaresa Layout Lane,

Adj IOB Race Course Br.

Trichy Road,

Coimbatore – 641 018

  • Jaipur

Kalvi Institute Private Ltd – Jaipur

Katewa Nagar Ext Gujar

Kithari,
New Sanganer Road, Jaipur

– 302 019

  • Patna

Technoplus Education And

Solution Pvt Ltd

1st Floor, Pratiksha Bhawan,

BSNL Exchange Compound,

Opp. Shiv Mandir, Khajpura,

Bailey Road,

Patna – 800 014

  • Tirupati

ANCONS International – Tirupati

Arch Road Above Syndicate Bank Building,

Bairagipatteda,

Tirupati – 517 501

  • Vadodara

MeritTrac Pvt Ltd – Vadodara

Meraki Edutech 4th Floor,

Carnation Complex,

Opposite Pizza Hut Race

Course Cir, Vadodara – 390

007

  • Warangal

ANCONS International – Warangal

G.Floor, Behind ICICI Bank,

# 1-1-504, Waverly Complex

Chaitanyapuri Colony Main Rd., Kazipet,

Warangal – 506 001

  • EAST GODAVARI DISTRICT

BVC College of Engineering

Palacharla Rajanagaram

Mandal,

East Godavari District – 533

104

  • Allahabad

IPEM

119/25A Mahatma Gandhi Marg,

Civil Lines,

Allahabad – 211 001

  • Kolkata

Prometric Testing Pvt Ltd

Millennium City,9th Floor

Block DN-62,

Sector V, Salt Lake Kolkata –

700 091

  • Kochi

Sacred Heart College

Sacred Heart College

Computer Lab,

Thevara Cochin – 682 013

  • Hyderabad

Prometric Testing Pvt Ltd

9th Floor, Unit – 2, Kapil

Towers IT Block,

Survey No 115/1, IT Park,

Hyderabad – 500 032

ANCONS International – Hyderabad

Kaizen Imperial Heights,

St.no.2, Uma Nagar Near

Lifestyle,

Begumpet Hyderabad – 500

016

  • Mumbai

Prometric Testing Private

Limited

C/o Dnyan Ganga Edu Trust

Ghodbunder Road, Thane

West – 400 615

Study Overseas Counseling

Center Flovill;

St. John’s Avenue,

Opp. Wellington Catholic Gymkhana,

Near Khar Subway,

Santacruz (West),

Mumbai – 400 054

  • Pune

The Lexicon International

School – Pune

Lexicon Estate, Gat No. 726

Pune Nagar Highway,

Bakori Phata Wagholi,

Pune – 412 207

  • Trichy

Kalvi Institute Private

Limited – Trichy

10th Cross Street,

Pon Nagar, Trichy – 620 001

  • Vijayawada

ANCONS International – Vijayawada

Tadikonda Elites, Opp. A

Convention Center,

Labbipet,

Vijayawada – 520 010

  • Gwalior

Kalvi Institute Private Ltd –

Gwalior

132 Sharda Vihar Colony,

New High Court Road City

Center Gwalior

  • Thiruvananthapuram

Prometric Testing Pvt Ltd

7th Floor, KEK Towers,

Thiruvananthapuram – 695 010

TOEFL Exam Results

The result of TOEFL is provided after 10 days of taking the exam. The results are often published online and can be found on the website by logging in. The results are also mailed to the candidate’s email address in the PDF form and the physical copy of the result is also mailed to the address provided by the candidate.

The result carries the score of the candidate’s performance in the four sections of the test, ie. Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. Each section is marked separately which and the marks can be used later to calculate an aggregate. The score scale lies between 0-120.

Candidates also have an option to review their reading and writing test scores for which one has to pay USD 60 for one section review and USD 180 for both. Listening and SPeaking cannot be reviewed. In case, after the review, the test score does not change, the money is refunded.

TOEFL Exam Marks

TOEFL exam is marked on a scale of 0 to 120. The sections are marked on the following scale. Reading 0–3; Listening 0–30; Speaking 0–30; and Writing 0–30. There is no passing mark criteria in this exam. One can send their score for verification as well if they are not satisfied with it.

The candidate can send their marks to as many institutions as they want. There is no minimum or maximum number limitation on sending the TOEFL exam results to institutions.

The percentile can be calculated using the marks which are given on the scale between 0-120. For eg, if one scores 120 marks, the percentile will be 120, for 60 marks percentile will be 16, and so on until 20 after which the percentile remains 0.

TOEFL Exam Validity

TOEFL Exam score is valid for a period of 2 years. The exam score is often provided within 10-14 days of the exam is taken and is mailed to the candidates in the form of PDF. They are also published online. The physical score sheet is sent to the address provided by the candidate within 2 weeks.

If a candidate is not happy with their score, they can also cancel it by paying USD 60. Cancellation of the score does not have any effect on future or past attempts. There is no passing score criteria in TOEFL so whatever a candidate scores is a valid score.

TOEFL Exam Online

TOEFL Exam can be given online or offline. The online exam is known as TOEFL iBT. This exam is purely online and has four sections which are – Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.

TOEFL Exam Books

TOEFL Exam can be a bit tricky. Even with a sound knowledge of English, it is important that one studies extensively to gain a good score. There are various books in the market which extensively gives knowledge about the pattern of this exam and touch upon all the technicalities of the English language along with sample papers.

  •  The Official Guide to the TOEFL Test
  •  Princeton Review’s Cracking the TOEFL iBT
  • Official TOEFL iBT Tests Volume 1 and Volume 2
  •  Kaplan’s TOEFL iBT Premier
  •  240 Writing Topics: with Sample Essays
  • 240 Speaking Topics: with Sample Answers
  •  Barron’s Essential Words for the TOEFL
  • The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation
  • Oxford Dictionary

TOEFL Exam for which Countries

TOEFL is a very widely accepted exam. More than 130 countries accept it, however, it is mostly accepted in the universities which are located in Northern America. There are still many countries which accept TOEFL as the only proof of English proficiency of an individual.

  • The United States of America
  • The United Kingdom
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • France
  • Germany
  • Australia

Who can give TOEFL Exam

This exam is designed for Non-native English speakers and those are the people who can give this exam. Professionals often also opt to take this exam to get a visa and prove their language efficiency. There’s no minimum or a maximum age limit to take this test.

Individuals who have completed their high school or have done some course equivalent to it can appear for the TOEFL exam. It is necessary for an individual to possess a valid passport to give this exam. Other than that, there no specific requirements to take this exam.

TOEFL Exam Full form

The full form of TOEFL is the Test of English as a Foreign Language. It is a standardized test which is used to measure the non-native English speakers’s ability to understand the English language.

Why TOEFL Exam

TOEFL exam is taken as a means of testing your proficiency in the English language by foreign universities. The test basically gives the universities an idea of whether one can adjust to the English speaking academic atmosphere or not. The test, however, serves many other purposes as well.

  • Students who are applying to universities abroad have to give the TOEFL test. Universities decide whether or not the student has capabilities to adjust with the language based on the TOEFL score.
  • TOEFL scores are widely accepted in foreign universities. The test is accepted by more than130 countries which makes it globally relevant.
  • TOEFL is quite flexible. One can give it wherever and whenever one wants. There is no cap on the number of tries. hence, one can give it again and again to test their language skills.
  • It is most likely that univeristy of your choice would like to take a look at your TOEFL score before giving you admission, despite your other academic merits.
  • Scoring high on this test can do wonders to your confidence in the language. A good score in this test is proof that you don’t only speak English but also understand it and its technicalities.

What is TOEFL Exam all about

TOEFL or Test of English as a foreign language, as the name suggests is an English language proficiency exam. This exam is accepted widely in all North American Universities, and students who wish to pursue their studies in a foreign country may opt for this exam.

The exam is conducted to basically test whether the students will be able to write, speak and understand the language of the country they are going to study in. It is used by universities as a way to ascertain whether the English speaking academic atmosphere will too overwhelming for the student or not.

  • TOEFL exam is conducted by the Educational Testing Service (ETS).
  • Countries, where English is the official language in practice, exemption from this exam, is granted automatically.
  • International students belonging to the Commonwealth nations do not have to give the TOEFL exam.
  • In every country, the exam is conducted more than 50 times a year in every 12 days.
  • TOEFL is available in both iBT and PBT formats and almost ten thousand agencies, institutions, and colleges are associated with it.

FAQs

1. Is water available at the test centre?

It depends on the test centre. However, it is advisable to carry your own water bottle and snacks.

2. Can I choose the location of the test centre?

Yes, you can choose the location of the test centre.

3. When does the result come out?

One can expect the result within 10 days of giving the exam.

4. Can I choose the date on which I want to give the exam?

Yes, you can choose the date and test centre according to your convenience. Select both during your registration.

5. Are watches allowed at the test centres?

No, watches are not allowed in the test centre.

6. What is the difference between TOEFL iBT and TOEFL PDT?

TOEFL iBT refers to online test whereas TOEFL PDT is the offline test where the physical paper is delivered to you.

7. How early should I reach the test centre?

Ideally, one should reach the test centre at least 30 minutes before the commencement of exam.

8. Is the test centre available in my country?

Yes, there are many test centres available in India.

9. Which things are not allowed at the test centre?

Any types of books, photographic devices, electronic devices, mobile phones, watches, etc. are not allowed inside the test centre.

10. What should I bring to the test center?

Carry a printout of your confirmation email, photograph identification proof, water bottle and snacks, if required.

Also, Check Out:

  1. TOEFL – Everything You need to know
  2. TOEFL Syllabus
  3. TOEFL Registration
  4. TOEFL Results and Scores
  5. TOEFL Dates
  6. TOEFL Test Centres
  7. TOEFL Practice Papers
  8. TOEFL Preparation Tips

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