The Test of English as a Foreign Language (or TOEFL, pronounced "toe-full") evaluates the ability of an individual to use and understand English in an academic setting. The TOEFL iBT test is delivered via online / internet across various locations and on convenient dates.

Its an important test to be taken up to study in an English Speaking Country, predominantly in USA, Canada and other countries. The test measures your ability to understand English at University Level. It evaluates on your Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing skills in English and how well you combine them to perform them Academic task. The test is administered by ETS (Educational Testing Service)


Who can take TOEFL exam?
  • Students planning to study at a higher education institution
  • English-language learning program admissions and exit
  • Scholarship and certification candidates
  • English-language learners who want to track their progress
  • Students and workers applying for visas
TOEFL Test Pattern
The Test pattern of both IELTS General and IELTS Academic are the same, except that there would some changes in the reading and writing part of it.
Before you start your preparation for the test, you should be clear as to which is the correct format for you. Feel free to talk to us for any guidance.

Listening – Testing Format (30 minutes)

You will listen to four recordings of native English speakers and then write your answers to a series of questions.
  • Recording 1 – a conversation between two people set in an everyday social context.
  • Recording 2 - a monologue set in an everyday social context, e.g. a speech about local facilities.
  • Recording 3 – a conversation between up to four people set in an educational or training context, e.g. a university tutor and a student discussing an assignment.
  • Recording 4 - a monologue on an academic subject, e.g. a university lecture.
    Assessors will be looking for evidence of your ability to understand the main ideas and detailed factual information, the opinions and attitudes of speakers, the purpose of an utterance and evidence of your ability to follow the development of ideas.

Reading – Test Format (60 minutes)

The Reading component consists of 40 questions, designed to test a wide range of reading skills. These include reading for gist, reading for main ideas, reading for detail, skimming, understanding logical argument and recognising writers' opinions, attitudes and purpose.

IELTS Academic test - this includes three long texts which range from the descriptive and factual to the discursive and analytical. These are taken from books, journals, magazines and newspapers. They have been selected for a non-specialist audience but are appropriate for people entering university courses or seeking professional registration.

IELTS General Training test - this includes extracts from books, magazines, newspapers, notices, advertisements, company handbooks and guidelines. These are materials you are likely to encounter on a daily basis in an English-speaking environment.

Academic Writing – Test Format (60 minutes)

IELTS Academic test

Topics are of general interest to, and suitable for, test takers entering undergraduate and postgraduate studies or seeking professional registration. There are two tasks:
  • Task 1 - you will be presented with a graph, table, chart or diagram and asked to describe, summarise or explain the information in your own words. You may be asked to describe and explain data, describe the stages of a process, how something works or describe an object or event.
  • Task 2 - you will be asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem. Responses to both tasks must be in a formal style.

IELTS General Training

Topics are of general interest. There are two tasks:
  • Task 1 - you will be presented with a situation and asked to write a letter requesting information, or explaining the situation. The letter may be personal, semi-formal or formal in style.
  • Task 2 - you will be asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem. The essay can be fairly personal in style.

Speaking – Test Format (11-14 minutes)

The speaking component assesses your use of spoken English. Every test is recorded.
  • Part 1 - the examiner will ask you general questions about yourself and a range of familiar topics, such as home, family, work, studies and interests. This part lasts between four and five minutes.
  • Part 2 - you will be given a card which asks you to talk about a particular topic. You will have one minute to prepare before speaking for up to two minutes. The examiner will then ask one or two questions on the same topic.
  • Part 3 - you will be asked further questions about the topic in Part 2. These will give you the opportunity to discuss more abstract ideas and issues. This part of the test lasts between four and five minutes.
TOEFL iBT Test Sections

The test you take may include extra questions in the Reading or Listening section that do not count toward your score. These are either questions that enable ETS to make test scores comparable across administrations or new questions that help ETS determine how such questions function under actual testing conditions.

Please read the timing instructions for the Reading Section carefully. The instructions will indicate how many passages you will receive and the amount of time you have to respond to questions for those passages. Be sure to pace yourself so that you have time to answer all the questions.

Proficiency in English QWERTY keyboard typing will be an added advantage and we recommend you to be familiar with the usage of the same.

TOEFL Exam Registration
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(Should have a form similar to the one in ETS site)
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On the day of the exam
  • Ensure you carry all the required documents for the examination (Passport is the primary document to check for)
  • Start early from home and have a comfortable ride.
  • Reach at the destination well in advance and report of your arrival.
  • Keep yourself cool, comfortable and confident.
When you take the TOEFL iBT, you get a mark between 0 and 120. Each of the 4 exam sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing) is marked out of 30. The final mark is, therefore the sum of these 4 section marks.

In the reading and listening, your score can be interpreted this way:
  • If you got between 0 and 14/30, your comprehension level is weak.
  • If you got between 15 and 21/30, your comprehension level is average.
  • If you got between 22 and 30/30, your comprehension level is high.

The speaking is first marked out of 4, but it is then converted out of 30:
  • If you got between 0 and 9/30, your level is weak.
  • If you got between 10 and 17/30, your level is limited.
  • If you got between 18 and 25/30, your level is average.
  • If you got between 26 and 30/30, your level is good.

The writing section is first marked out of 5, the score is then converted out of 30 points as well:
  • If you got between 1 and 16/30, your level is limited.
  • If you got between 17 and 23/30, your level is average.
  • If you got between 24 and 30/30, your level is good.
You will get an overall mark out of a total of 120.

Source : ETS website
TOEFL Test Results
You will receive an email letting you know when your scores are available — approximately 10 days after your test date. You can log in to your TOEFL iBT account on the TOEFL® registration website and click "View Scores" on your home page to see your scores. See the list of dates (PDF) for an estimate of when you will be able to view your scores.

You can also download and print a PDF copy of your test taker score report from your account. The list of dates (PDF) gives an estimate of when your PDF score report will be available.