Introduction

Test of English as a Foreign Language or TOEFL /'to?f?l/ toh-f?l, is a standardised test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers wishing to enroll in U.S. universities. The test is accepted by many English-speaking academic and professional institutions. TOEFL is one of the two major English-language tests in the world.

Programmes

TOFEL

Eligibility

  1. TOFEL is not recommended for candidates under the age of 16.
  2. It is eligible for student.
  3. Students who are applying to study in UK, Australia, Canada, US and New Zealand.
  4. People planning to emigrate to Canada, Australia or New Zealand.
  5. The minimum education qualification is 10+2.
  6. Candidates from any discipline who wish to study in an English-speaking country can take this test

Examination

Paper based format is conducted over the duration of 3 hours 30 minutes. The focus of the paper is on testing listening abilities and grammar, reading & writing skills. The test can be taken 6 times a year at test centers where TOEFL iBT is not available. 

TOEFL Test Format

Listening Comprehension 50 30-40 minutes 31 to 68
Structure and Written Expression 40 25 minutes 31 to 68
Reading Comprehension 50 55 minutes 31 to 67
Writing (Test of written English) 1 topic 30 minutes -
  • Listening Comprehension tests your ability to understand North American English.
  • Structure and Written Expression tests your ability to identify language that is appropriate for standard written English.
  • Reading Comprehension tests your ability to understand non-technical reading material.

Application Procedure

  • Register 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Be sure to spell your name exactly as it appears on the identification you will bring on test day.
  • Pay with a credit/debit card: American Express®, Discover®, JCB®, MasterCard® or VISA®. You can also use an electronic check (e-check) if you have a bank account in the United States or its territories.
  • Payment can also be made using a registration voucher obtained from a local master TOEFL iBT Resource Centeror a Voucher Reseller.
Payment methods are subject to change without notice.
Note: American Express, Discover, JCB and MasterCard are NOT accepted for the following locations: Benin, Cameroon, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Togo.
  • Registration closes seven days before your test date.
  • Late registration closes three days before your test date (not including the day of the test) and has a late fee of US$35.
  • Need help registering online? Use our step-by-step guide (PDF).

Institutes

Test of English as a Foreign Language or TOEFL /'to?f?l/ toh-f?l, is a standardised test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers wishing to enroll in U.S. universities. The test is accepted by many English-speaking academic and professional institutions. TOEFL is one of the two major English-language tests in the world.


In 1962, a national council made up of representatives of thirty government and private organizations was formed to address the problem of ensuring English language proficiency for non-native speakers wishing to study at U.S. universities. This council recommended the development and administration of the TOEFL exam for the 1963-1964 time frame.


The test was originally developed at the Center for Applied Linguistics under the direction of Stanford University applied linguistics professor Dr. Charles A. Ferguson.


The TOEFL test was first administered in 1964 by the Modern Language Association financed by grants from the Ford Foundation and Danforth Foundation.


In 1965, The College Board and ETS jointly assumed responsibility for the continuation of the TOEFL testing program.


In 1973, a cooperative arrangement was made between ETS, The College Board, and the Graduate Record Examinations board of advisers to oversee and run the program. ETS was to administer the exam with the guidance of the TOEFL board.

Exam Date

2014


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