TOEFL Exam Dates: Know the Test Dates & Format

Organized by ETS, Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL), measures the command of applicants over the English language. It is a compulsory language test taken by non-native English speakers to assess and measure language skills that are needed to study and build a career in English-speaking countries such as the US, Canada, Australia, the UK, and others. The scores of the examination form a major eligibility criterion in more than 150 countries for various purposes. There is no official eligibility or prerequisite for the test takers to take TOEFL. As we proceed with knowing about the TOEFL exam dates, let us first understand what the two types of language proficiency tests are:

·   TOEFL paper-based exam

 TOEFL iBT (Internet-based) exami

 The test comprises four sections. They are reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

TOEFL is conducted 50 times a year, which makes it five times a month. The Internet-based TOEFL test is organized weekly at various test centers in all the major cities. Applicants can choose from the available TOEFL exam dates at the time of registration.  

 The date and time slots are chosen by the students at their convenience. Every year millions of students take the test to secure admission to the top universities abroad. If you want to appear for TOEFL this year or next year, it is important to have all the information about the TOEFL exam dates.

 Where to find TOEFL exam dates 2021?

 TOEFL exam dates 2021 are released on ETS’ (Educational Testing Service) official website, and one can see the available dates by creating an account there.

 The ETS website also gives information on the available time slots at the respective test centers so that the applicants can easily register with their desired date and time. Various websites and online portals are  informing about the dates of the TOEFL examination, but make sure you cross-check them with the schedule over the official website.

How to book TOEFL exam dates in India?

 TOEFL examination date and time can be booked online, through phone, or by email. More than 95% students choose the online mode for registration and booking the exam dates. The online registration process is easy and convenient. One can even cancel or reschedule his/her test by simply logging into his/her official account on the website.

 Book TOEFL examination slot by phone:

 Book your test slot by contacting the test center near your home. You need to share all the information and details as required. Book the desired time and slot over the call as there will be a representative to assist you with the booking. After that, you need to pay online with the help of net banking, credit card, or debit card. If you have booked your test slot over the phone, you need to cancel and reschedule it over the phone only.

 A step-by-step guide to booking the TOEFL exam dates online:

 ●      Go to the website: https://www.ets.org/toefl

●      Make an account or sign in using an existing one.

●      Fill in the required details.

●      Select the “Register/Find Test Centers and Dates” option.

●      Select the TOEFL test slot.

●      Go ahead with the payment to confirm your booked slot.

●      The booking confirmation will be received over a registered email id and phone number.

TOEFL examination dates:

 ETS releases the exam dates for only two months at a time over its website. So, the year-round dates aren’t available, but the dates released so far will give you a rough idea about the schedule ahead. Make sure you book your dates a month prior if you need your desired slot and date. There is a lot of competition, and once the slots are full, you will have to wait for the next date.

 TOEFL examination dates in India 2021:

Here are the exam dates for October, you can check the other dates at: https://v2.ereg.ets.org/ereg/public/workflowmanager/schlWorkflow?_p=TEL

 Exam dates in Delhi for October 2021:

Saturday- 9 October 2021

Wednesday- 13 October 2021

Saturday- 16 October 2021

Saturday- 23 October 2021

Sunday- 24 October 2021

Friday- 29 October 2021

Saturday- 30 October 2021

Exam dates in Bengaluru for October 2021:

Wednesday- 13 October 2021

Saturday- 16 October 2021

Saturday- 23 October 2021

Sunday- 24 October 2021

Friday- 29 October 2021

Saturday- 30 October 2021

Exam dates in Kolkata for October 2021:

Saturday- 9 October 2021

Saturday- 16 October 2021

Saturday- 30 October 2021

Exam dates in Mumbai for October 2021:

Friday- 29 October 2021

Saturday- 30 October 2021

Exam dates in Chennai for October 2021:

Saturday- 9 October 2021

Wednesday- 13 October 2021

Saturday- 16 October 2021

Saturday- 23 October 2021

Sunday- 24 October 2021

Friday- 29 October 2021

Saturday- 30 October 2021

TOEFL examination format:

Section

Time allotted

Number of questions

Task given

Reading

54-72 minutes

30-40 questions

Go through the passages and answer accordingly.

Listening

41- 57 minutes

28-39 questions

Respond to questions on lectures or discussions in the classroom.  

10 mins break

Speaking

17 minutes

4 tasks

Go ahead and talk about a known topic and then discuss the information and material you have read and listened to

Writing

50 minutes

2 tasks

Go through a paragraph, listen to an audio clip or a recording type in your answer.  

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