The candidate has to select a test date and test center and reserve a seat. She/he has to provide the necessary details. The candidate has to complete the procedure of payment in order to sanctify his/her registration.
TOEFL has no specific criteria for eligibility. Some universities or colleges may have their own eligibility statements. Such statements do not restrict any individual from appearing for the exam.
You can register for the TOEFL both online or in person. The points to keep in mind are given below.
The candidate can opt to cancel his scores by the end of his test session. Keep in mind that it is not possible to cancel only a certain portion of the test. You have the option to reinstate your scores. But this can be done only if your request is received by the ETS within a time limit of 60 days of your test date. For reinstating, the charge is US$20.
To change/cancel your TOEFL iBT score you need to follow the following steps. Firstly login to the official website. Go to the ‘Test Registration and Orders’. Then click on the ‘Modify’ button. The candidate can always seek the help of the ‘Help Desk’ and mail/call the helpline that has been provided.
The payment can be made through
The test center has to be chosen during registration. The candidate can choose the test centers as per their convenience. The test is held in all metropolitan cities of India. About 39 cities in India conduct TOEFL. It is advised to take experts advice after giving the test.
The test is held for around 50 times in India. There is a gap of at least 12 days between two TOEFL tests. It is conducted in ETS authorized centers. The official website publishes the dates of the test online. The candidates have the liberty to choose the date as per his convenience.
1. What do I need to know before I register?
Before you register, decide where you want to take the test. See test centers, test dates, and seat availability through your ETS account.
You will be required to enter identification (ID) information before you can register for the test. Be sure to use the same form of ID that you will bring to the test center. ID requirements depend on your country of citizenship and where you plan to test. See ID Requirements for details.
2. When can I register for the test?
Seats can fill up quickly, so register early. We recommend that you register 3 to 4 months before your desired test date to reserve your seat. Your test date should be 2 to 3 months before your earliest admissions application or another deadline.
3. How do I register to reserve my seat?
You can register using any of the 3 methods — online, by phone or by mail. Online registration is the fastest, easiest method. You can choose where you want to test and see which dates are available.
When you register, remember to:
4. What is a TOEFL iBT Resource Center?
A TOEFL iBT Resource Center is a place where you can go to get general in-language information about the TOEFL test and test preparation. TOEFL iBT Resource Centers cannot assist with registration or score reporting.
5. What forms of payment do you accept?
Online payment is accepted.
6. How should my name appear on my registration?
Your name and the spelling of your name must match the name printed on the valid ID document you will present at the test center. If this information does not match, you will not be permitted to test, and your test fee will not be refunded.
7. I have a multiple-part first or last name. How should I enter it?
Enter your name exactly as it appears on the ID document you will bring to the test center. If the names do not match, you will not be permitted to test and your test fee will not be refunded.
Enter your entire last name (family name/surname) and first (given) name. If you have a multiple-part first or last name, enter it as it appears on the ID document you will bring to the test center, excluding accents and apostrophes. For example, if your first/given name is "Jean Louis," enter both names in the First/Given Name(s) box. If your last/family name is "Smith-Davis," enter both names in the Last/Family Name(s) box. Be sure to enter all the names in the same order as they appear on your ID document.
8. I don't have a first (or last) name. What should I do?
If you do not have a first name, or do not have the last name, enter the name you have in the Last Name field and leave the First Name field blank. This is because the Last Name field is a mandatory field, and the First Name field is not.
9. Should I enter my middle name?
If your ID shows your middle name, you must enter it in the Middle Name field so the name on your registration matches exactly to the name on your ID. If your ID does not show your middle name, or you don't have a middle name, leave the Middle Name field blank.
10. How can I find a test center?
When you select a date and general location in the online registration system, you'll see a list of test sites in that area. You can search by site or date to find a match for your needs.
11. What can I do with my ETS account?
When you register online, you will create an account, including a username and password. You will be able to use your account to:
12. What if I make a mistake entering my name or date of birth?
Once you enter your name and date of birth, you can't change those fields. If you need to make a change to your name or date of birth, contact TOEFL Services:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +1-609-771-7100 (outside the United States and Canada) or 1-877-863-3546 (United States and Canada)
September–May: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–7:45 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time, except for U.S. holidays
June–August: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5:45 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time, except for U.S. holidays
Phones are busiest on Mondays.
13. Will I receive a confirmation of my registration?
Yes, you will receive a confirmation email. You can also print your confirmation on the page with the heading "Thank You for Your Order." Your test date, start time and test center address are listed on your confirmation. Return to your online account the day before the test in case changes have been made to your registration details (for example, different time or building than originally scheduled). You will also receive an email confirmation.
14. How can I change my email or mailing address?
From your Home page, on the top right under your name, pull down the drop-down menu and select "Personal Information and Preferences."
15. Why can't I get the test date I want?
You need to register at least 4 days before the test date. For example, if the test is on a Saturday, the deadline to register is Tuesday.
If the test date you want is not listed, the deadline for registration may have passed, or all seats may have been filled.