All You Need to Know About TOEFL

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What is TOEFL Exam?

TOEFL stands for Test of English as a Foreign Language. The purpose of conducting this test is to test the ability of the English language of the candidates. The TOEFL exam is one of the two major English – language tests that are conducted all over the world. Many English speaking academies and professional and educational institutions considered TOEFL as one of the basic and important eligibility condition for their courses.

About the TOEFL Exam

Mode of the Exam

The TOEFL exam is an internet – based or paper based exam.

Purpose of this Exam

This exam is conducted for testing the English language proficiency of non – native English speakers and other for other purposes.

Duration of the Exam

This exam is conducted for 3 hours 10 minutes to 4 hours 20 minutes. There is a break of 10 minutes is provided for the candidate those who attend the exam.

Validity of the TOEFL Score

The score that the candidates obtained in the TOEFL exam is valid for 2 years.

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Exam fee for the TOEFL Exam

The examination fee for the TOEFL exam varies for different cities based on their location in the world.

  • In India, the registration and test fees for the TOEFL exam is $170.
  • The candidates must have to pay an additional amount of $40 in case of late registration.

Payment Mode for Fees

The applying candidates can pay the examination fees for the TOEFL exam through the Debit/Credit card, Paper checks, and Western Union Quick Pay.

Exam Pattern of TOEFL test:

The TOEFL test consists of four main sections such as

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Speaking and
  • Writing

For Reading Section

The duration for the Reading section is 60 to 80 minutes.

The total number of questions asked in the Reading section is 35 to 36

For Listening Section

The duration for the Listening section is 60 to 90 minutes

The number of questions asked in the Listening section on total is 34 to 51

For Speaking Section

  • The time duration for the Speaking Section is 20 minutes.
  • The total number of questions asked in the Speaking section is 6 tasks.
  • The candidates can speak on some of the topics mentioned.

For Writing Section

  • The total time duration for the writing section of the TOEFL exam is 50 minutes.
  • The total number of questions asked in the Writing section is 2 tasks.
  • The candidates have to write essays on the topic given for them.

Registering for the TOEFL Exam

Before going to register for the TOEFL exam, the candidates must have to ensure that whether the examination is offered in their country or not.

In India, the TOEFL exam is offered nearly in 60 cities in all major locations.

The TOEFL exam is registered in three different ways such as

  • Via mail
  • Via phone
  • Via online

The candidates can select their mode of registration and register for the test. After that, the candidates can apply for the exam through the official web portal for the exam.