You should get accustomed to the exam pattern. This you can do by solving a lot of practice paper. By solving practice papers you also get used to the questions. The ETS also provides the students with the full-length sample papers. These sample papers are the best papers to solve for practice.
If you got 80 in TOEFL, to score 100, you will have to practice hard for at least 2 months more. The case is always that a person has to practice harder than he had planned to. Practice tests are a mandatory part of the preparation for TOEFL. One must solve as many numbers of practice tests as possible before the exam. One must begin doing the tests once one has done enough preparation for facing a test.
Don’t get demotivated by the result of initial tests. Don’t be overconfident either. The practice test results are just for practice and you can become better with time. Practice tests tell you which topics you have mastered and will encourage you to practice more. Take more and more tests as the exam approaches near.
Yes, everybody needs to take practice tests. It is a must. Practice tests are a way of boosting your score in the final exam. The conditions in the exam hall may not be at all ideal; there can be disturbances, extreme temperature conditions, and sometimes even clock is not visible and practice tests give you a prior experience of concentrating so you don’t deflect from your main aim. You can also analyze the results to know what are your mastered topics and which are the weak ones.
1. When should I take the test?
Plan to take the TOEFL test 2 to 3 months before your earliest application or another deadline so your scores arrive at your institutions or agencies in time. Find application deadlines by checking each score recipient's website.
2. How far in advance do I register?
Register 3 to 4 months before the test date.
3. Where are TOEFL test scores accepted?
More than 10,000 colleges, universities, and agencies in 150 countries accept TOEFL test scores. You can even use your TOEFL scores to satisfy visa requirements in Australia and the U.K. To learn more, see Who Accepts TOEFL Scores.
4. When should I start preparing for the test?
Start preparing for the test at least 8 weeks before your test date.
5. What is the best way to prepare for the TOEFL test?
Practicing your English reading, listening, speaking and writing skills as much as possible will help you feel prepared and confident on test day. We offer resources to make it easier. Because ETS is the maker of the TOEFL test, we are the only source for authentic sample questions. For detailed descriptions of all the test preparation materials available, see test preparation.
6. What is included in the TOEFL Go! Official app?
The TOEFL Go!® Official app is the only TOEFL iBT preparation app created by ETS — the makers of the test. The app is free to download and includes free content as well as in-app purchases to help you practice the skills you want, prepare with insider tips and go far! Download today.
7. What is included in The Official Guide to the TOEFL Test?
The guide provides practice with hundreds of real TOEFL test questions and includes 4 full-length, authentic practice tests. The Official Guide to the TOEFL® Test can be purchased in your ETS Account.
8. Where can I purchase TOEFL test preparation materials?
You can purchase TOEFL test preparation guides, practice tests, value packs and courses in your ETS Account.
9. What is TOEFL Practice Online?
With TOEFL® Practice Online you can experience actual test questions and get scores and performance feedback within 24 hours. Complete practice tests are available on the TOEFL Practice Online website and can be taken in timed mode to simulate the real TOEFL iBT testing environment.
10. What is The Official TOEFL iBT Tests, Volume 1 book with audio?
This prep book includes 5 real past TOEFL iBT tests, plus all of the audio passages for each test. The book provides you with lots of practice and is the perfect companion to The Official Guide to the TOEFL® Test. It also includes the TOEFL® Test Prep Planner to help you create an 8-week plan to prepare for the test.
The Official TOEFL iBT® Tests, Volume 1 can be purchased in your ETS Account in eBook or paperback format:
The eBook version with digital audio passages is downloaded electronically at the time of purchase. (No physical disc is mailed or delivered.)
The paperback version includes hard copies of 5 real past TOEFL iBT tests, plus an interactive DVD-ROM that includes all of the audio passages from each test.
11. Are there any additional FREE TOEFL test resources from ETS?
Other free resources that you may find helpful include:
TOEFL Go Anywhere website
TOEFL TV Channel on YouTube
TOEFL IBT Quick Prep
TOEFL Test Preparation: The Insider's Guide
12. What if my test is rescheduled or there is a problem at the test center?
If your test administration is canceled before your test, or your test cannot be scored or your scores are canceled due to a testing irregularity, you can select a different test date and you will not be charged the rescheduling fee.
If you arrive at the test center and find out that the test administration has been canceled by ETS, you can reschedule your test at no charge or receive a full refund of your test fee.
If ETS cancels a test administration or cancels scores after you test, and you have incurred travel costs to get to the test center, you may be eligible for a refund of reasonable and documented travel expenses for yourself only within 30 days of your original test date. Refunds are in U.S. dollars. For more information on reimbursement, see Testing Policies.
13. If I experience technical problems at the test center, can I ask that my test be rescheduled?
In rare instances, technical problems may require late starts and/or rescheduling of the test. If such an event at the test center makes it necessary for you to cancel your test session, or if it is later determined that your scores could not be reported, you can choose to take the test again for free or receive a full refund of the original test fee.
14. What if I observe questionable or unacceptable behavior at the test center?
Please contact us 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.
1-800-353-8570 (United States and Canada) or +1-609-406-5430 (all other locations)
15. Does ETS ever cancel scores?
ETS may cancel scores for administrative errors (for example, improper timing, improper seating, defective materials, and defective equipment), natural disasters or other emergencies, improper access to test content, identification discrepancies, misconduct, plagiarism and inconsistent performance across different parts of the test. If your scores are canceled after they have already been reported, ETS will send a copy of your cancellation letter to any institution or agency that has received your scores.