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TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language®) Resources

Test of English as a Foreign Language® (TOEFL)

TOEFL assesses the English language skills of candidates with a native language other than English. Applicants wishing to study or work abroad need to furnish their TOEFL scores. It measures a candidate's abilities in listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills so that they can imbibe the teachings at a university abroad. Created by Educational Testing Service (ETS), the test measures a candidate's ability to adjust to an English-speaking academic environment, and the test is conducted worldwide via three testing options. The TOEFL exam is conducted on a scale of 0-120; a score above 85 is considered pretty good. Students need to enroll on the official website and choose a test center according to preference. After taking the test, within 11-15 days, the score reports are mailed through local postal services.

Types of TOEFL tests are:
  • TOEFL iBT test:- Under this option, students take the test on a computer at a test center authorized by ETS.
  • TOEFL iBT Home Edition:- Students get the chance to take the test at home under the surveillance of a human proctor.
  • TOEFL iBT Paper Edition:- Students get to take the test in two sessions. The speaking section has to be taken on a computer at home, whereas the reading, writing, and listening test has to be answered on paper.
  1. TOEFL iBT Reading Section
  2. TOEFL iBT Listening Section
  3. TOEFL iBT Speaking Section
  4. TOEFL iBT Writing Section

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