TOEFL Dates
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TOEFL Dates

RARachit Agrawal
Updated OnJul 11, 2020

TOEFL DATES 2020

The full form of TOEFL is the Test of English as a Foreign Language. The TOEFL is the standardized test for measuring the ability of the English language of non-native speakers who are wishing to enroll in English-speaking universities. The Educational Testing Services (ETS) is the body which conducts TOEFL. The students who want to study abroad have to apply for the TOEFL test. The mode of the TOEFL exam can be computer-based and paper-based. The ETS has announced the TOEFL dates for the period of October 2019 – March 2020. 

TOEFL Login

For the TOEFL exam, you need to register yourself for applying and log in for the exam. The TOEFL exam follows a step wise process for registering. There is an official website to register for the TOEFL exam (www.ets.org/toefl). TOEFL registration is a simple process. The candidate can give the exam any time in the whole year. The candidate can attempt only 5 times in a year. The following steps of registration and TOEFL log in is as follows – 

  • Candidates are first required to create an account for the TOEFL exam.
  • The candidate needs to mention all the details for creating the TOEFL account on the official website.
  • Once the account is created, the candidate can log in to the TOEFL account.
  • After login goes for a further procedure that is selecting the test date and test centers.
  • Then, at last, pay the registration fees and print the acknowledgment receipt. 

TOEFL Exam Dates

The TOEFL exam is held 50 times in a year. The candidate needs to target the exam date at least one month before the application deadline. The ETS TOEFL date is different for different cities and centers. The candidate can retake the TOEFL exam after 12 days of the first attempt. The ETS TOEFL dates can be held various times. 

TOEFL Dates 2020

The TOEFL exam dates 2020 is as follows – 

DAY

DATES

Sunday

04 Nov 2020

Saturday

10 Nov 2020

Saturday

01 Dec 2020

Friday

08 Feb 2020

Saturday

16 Feb 2020

Sunday

25 Nov 2020

TOEFL Dates Centres

The TOEFL test dates are as follows – 

TEST CENTER

TEST DATES

Ahmedabad

04 Nov 2020 

Ahmedabad

24 Nov 2020

Amritsar

08 Dec 2020

Amritsar

08 Mar 2020

Bengaluru

23 Feb 2020

Bengaluru

08 Mar 2020

Chandigarh

07 Dec 2020

Chandigarh

26 Jan 2020

Delhi

12 Jan 2020

Delhi

09 Mar 2020

Gurgaon

17 Nov 2020

Gurgaon 

08 Feb 2020

Jaipur 

17 Nov 2020

Jaipur

08 Mar 2020

Kolkata

05 Jan 2020

Kolkata

16 Dec 2020

Mumbai 

02 Feb 2020

Mumbai 

16 Mar 2020

Patna 

27 Oct 2020

Patna

01 Dec 2020

Pune 

25 Nov 2020

Pune 

12 Jan 2020

FAQs

Q: How many times TOEFL is conducted in a year?

A: The TOEFL exam is conducted in a year approx. over 50 times. There are various test centers for conducting the TOEFL exam. The candidate can give the TOEFL exam as many times as he/she wants. The candidate can give the TOEFL exam 5 times in a year but within 12 days’ gap in between the two exams. The TOEFL exam is conducted in over 165 countries every year and there are over 4500 authorized test centers. 

Q: How much does it cost to take the TOEFL?

A: The TOEFL test or Registration fees for the Internet-based test (iBT) can range from $160 - $ 250. The fees will depend upon the region. The TOEFL total exam fees worldwide for the Paper-based test (PBT) is $180. If the candidate opts for late registration, then the candidate would require to pay an extra amount of $40 as a late fee. 

Q: When should you take the TOEFL exam?

A: There is no perfect or exact answer to this question. You can take the TOEFL exam anytime as per your convenience. But it is advised to give the TOEFL exam 6 months before your college or university application deadline as this gives you more time and you can easily retake the TOEFL exam many times. Also, you will get your test results early.

Q: What is the good score on the TOEFL?

A: The good score on the TOEFL is 100-110. The 90-100 TOEFL scores are considered perfectly good. 

Q: Does the TOEFL score affects admission?

A: No TOEFL scores will not affect your admission. The TOEFL score is the English proficiency test to check the English language ability. The TOEFL does not affect your admission results. But the TOEFL might affect your chances to get assistantships.

Q. What things should I remember to do before test day?

Return to your online TOEFL iBT account under "View Orders" and check your registration confirmation. Note any change in the test center (for example, different time or building than originally scheduled.)

Select the recipients of up to 4 free official score reports before 10 p.m., local test center time, the day before your test, if you did not do so when you registered. Log in to your online account, click on "View Orders" on your home page and select your first recipient from the list provided. Verify your first selected recipient and select a department, if applicable. You can choose "Add Another Recipient." To finalize, remember to scroll down and confirm the changes. If you select your institutions after the 10 p.m. deadline, there is a US$20 fee for each score report. Score recipients cannot be deleted or changed after the 10 p.m. deadline. Keep in mind that if you select score recipients, you will not be able to have your Speaking and/or Writing section rescored using the Score Review service.

Bring valid identification that exactly matches the name you used when you registered. If you do not have acceptable identification, you may not be permitted to test and your test fee will not be refunded. See ID Requirements for details.
Make travel plans to get to the test center. Your test registration confirmation will list the street address of the test center. Arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled start time.

What do I need to bring on test day?

There is only 1 important thing you need to bring with you on test day:
Acceptable, valid identification (ID) with your name, recent photograph, and signature. You will be required to enter ID information before you can register and the ID you bring on test day must exactly match the name you used when you registered. ID requirements vary depending on your country of citizenship and where you plan to test. See ID requirements for more details.

Q. What happens on test day?

Here are a few things to keep in mind on test day:
• Arrive at the test site at least 30 minutes early. If you arrive late, you may not be admitted and your test fee will not be refunded.
• Bring the valid ID you used when you registered for the test. See What to Bring for more details. Without the required ID, you will not be permitted to test and your test fee will not be refunded.
• There is a 10-minute break midway through the test.
• The test takes approximately 4 hours, and you cannot go beyond the time limit.
• No electronic devices or other personal items are allowed in the testing room.
• Watch a short video for a preview of what to expect when you go to a TOEFL iBT test center.

Q. Will I be allowed to go for a break during the test?

You can use the restroom at any time, but remember that the total length of the test is 4 hours. The time clock does not stop while you are absent. There is a mandatory 10-minute break for all test takers after the Reading and Listening sections of the test have been completed.
Raise your hand if you need to leave your seat for any reason.
If you leave the testing room, you must show the test center staff your identification document when you leave and when you return.
You cannot use your phone, watch or any other electronic device or unauthorized aid during the test or during breaks.

Q. What should I do if I see suspicious behavior at the test center?

Please contact ETS as soon as possible to report any observed behavior that may lead to an invalid score — for example, someone copying from another test taker, taking a test or part of a test for someone else, having access to test questions or answers before the test or using notes or unauthorized aids. All information is held in strictest confidence.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 1-800-353-8570 (United States and Canada) or 1-609-406-5430 (all other locations)

Q. How long is the test session?

The entire TOEFL iBT test session (including check-in) is approximately 4½ hours. The test itself is 4 hours. Check-in time is 30 minutes.

Q. What can I take into the test center?

Identification documents are the only personal items allowed in the testing room. You cannot bring phones, watches or any other electronic devices.

Q. Can I take notes during the test?

You can take notes throughout the entire test, using the paper provided by the test administrator. At the end of testing, all paper is collected and destroyed at the test center to ensure test security. Do not tear or remove part of any piece of scratch paper.

Q. Do I need to wear headphones for the test?

Yes. You will be given noise-canceling headphones with a microphone that you will speak into for the Speaking section of the test.

Q. Which computer keyboard is used?

The TOEFL iBT test uses a standard English-language (QWERTY) computer keyboard. It takes its name from the first 6 letters in the third row of the keyboard. If you haven't used this kind of keyboard before, practice on one before test day to become familiar with it. In some countries, the common keyboard used is configured to QWERTY and a template is provided to each test taker to help with locating the few keys that are in a different location.

Q. Can I take only a specific section or sections of the test?

No. The entire test must be taken at the same time. To receive a score, you must answer at least 1 question each in the Reading section and the Listening section, write at least 1 essay and complete at least 1 speaking task.

Q. How do I find testing locations and dates?

Choose an available test date from among testing locations around the world. Register online, by mail, by phone or in person.

Q. Can I take the entire test in 1 day?

Yes, the test is given in 1 day. The test takes about 4 hours, but with check-in, you should plan to be at the test center for at least 4½ hours.

Q. Can I retake the test?

Yes, you can. There is no limit to the number of times you can take the test, but you cannot take it more than once in a 12-day period. If you already have a test appointment, you cannot register for another test date that is within 12 days of your existing appointment. The registration fee is due each time you register for a test date.
This policy will be enforced even if a violation is not immediately identified (for example, due to inconsistent registration information).
If the violation is identified after registration, but before the test date, your test appointment will be canceled and your test fee will not be refunded.
If the violation is not identified until after your scores have been reported, your scores will be canceled. You and any score recipients will be notified by a cancellation letter. Your test fee will not be refunded.

Q. Does the TOEFL program offer accommodations to test takers with disabilities?

We are committed to serving test takers with disabilities or health-related needs by providing services and reasonable accommodations deemed appropriate given the purpose of the test. To request accommodations, go to Disabilities Accommodations to see the steps you need to take to register.

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Rachit Agrawal
Study Abroad Expert & Co-Founder @ AdmitKard
Rachit believes in the power of education and has studied from the top institutes of IIIT Allahabad, IIM Calcutta, and Francois Rabelias in France. He has worked as Software Developer with Microsoft and Adobe. Post his MBA, he worked with the world's # 1 consulting firm, The Boston Consulting Group across multiple geographies US, South-East Asia and Europe.