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TOEFL Exam Fee: How Much does TOEFL Cost in India

Updated on 09 August, 2022
Mrinal Mandal

Mrinal Mandal

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Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) measures the English language proficiency of international students who wish to graduate from a university/college in an English-speaking country. The score is one of the most important admission criteria as set by top-ranked universities and colleges worldwide. The English proficiency test is a general eligibility criterion to understand if the applicants can integrate and communicate in an English-speaking environment while they study and work. TOEFL is of two types, TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) and TOEFL Paper-delivered test. While the TOEFL exam fee varies across locations, the TOEFL exam fee in India is US$190.

The Internet-based TOEFL test assesses candidates across four academic English skills: Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening. Since the fee for the TOEFL exam in India is slightly higher in comparison to other entrance tests, it is recommended that the aspirants take the test only once or twice. Also, it may be noted that the test can be taken as many times as the candidate wishes. To keep the process of registration, cancellation, and rescheduling hassle-free, ETS (the conducting body of TOEFL) has set some guidelines. To know about the TOEFL exam fee, cancellation policies, and rescheduling guidelines, read further.

TOEFL Exam Fees: Let’s Delve Deeper 

At this point it must be noted that apart from the TOEFL exam fee, a candidate will need to pay extra to avail services like late registration, rescheduling the exam, or score review. The test fee may vary so the applicants must confirm the test fee with the official ETS website before making the payment to book the test slot.

TOEFL cancelation fee:

TOEFL cancelation is done through the same mode as was used while registering for the test. It can be canceled any time before the examination. For a refund, you need to follow the guidelines regarding cancellation policies as stated by ETS.

To get a 50% refund, the applicants need to cancel the test at least four days prior to the test date. The other 50% is non-refundable as it is charged by the test center to carry out the registration process and holding of the slot for a candidate.

If the cancellation has been done due to some medical emergency, original copies of documents will be required. There are exceptional cases, under which a complete refund may be processed. The refund takes three-four weeks to get credited to the applicant’s account.

TOEFL rescheduling fee:

ETS allows candidates to reschedule the TOEFL exam against a fee of US$60.

The rescheduling request will only be processed if it has been made four days before the booked slot. You can only reschedule by the method that you had used for registration.

If you travel to the test center and find out that the test has been canceled by ETS, you can reschedule your test at zero charge or receive a full refund of your test fee.

Go through the below-given table to know about the additional charges that may be applicable in your case: 

RegistrationFees vary by testing location
Late registrationUS$40
ReschedulingUS$60
Reinstatement of canceled scoresUS$20
Additional score reports (per institution or agency)US$20 each
Speaking or Writing Section score reviewUS$80
Speaking and Writing Section score reviewUS$160
Returned paymentUS$30

 

Mode of payment:

Several payment methods are accepted by ETS depending upon how the candidate has registered for the exam. Below mentioned are all the ways in which a payment can be a made:

●  American Express, China Union Pay, Discover, JCB, VISA, Diners Club and Mastercard are accepted for registration.

●  ETS also accepts PayPal to process the test registration fee.

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Payment and Refund Policies for TOEFL

  • You'll get a 50% refund if you cancel your registration before the 4-day deadline.
  • If you arrive at the test center and discover that ETS has canceled the test to be administered and you do not want to reschedule, you can get a full refund of your test cost.
  • Suppose ETS cancels a test, and you pay for travel to the test center. In that case, you may be eligible for reimbursement of reasonable and documented travel charges within 30 days of the original test date. 
  • If you don't complete the registration requirements or don't bring the required ID to the test facility, you won't get a refund.
  • If paid by credit/debit card or bank account, the refund gets credited back to the original credit/debit card or bank account.
  • You need to contact the organization in case you made the payment using  a voucher but did not get the enrolment. If you've already scheduled a test, standard refund policies apply.
  • You need to wait for a period of eight weeks for processing if you paid with a personal check.
  • Refunds are issued in the same currency as the test and include applicable taxes.
  • There are no cash refunds available.
  • Only registration fees are refundable. Other services are not refundable.

TOEFL Exam Fee Reduction Service

The TOEFL Fee Reduction Service is for financially disadvantaged high school seniors in the United States who are applying to colleges and universities that require TOEFL scores. The fee reduction voucher entitles you to a 50% discount on the standard test charge. 

Country Wise TOEFL Exam Fee 2022

While applying for the IELTS one must know that test fee vary from country to country and some of them are listed below:

USA

$235

Australia

$273

India

$190

Germany

$265

South Korea

$220

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How to register for the TOEFL examination?

TOEFL examination registration can be done through ETS’ official website, phone, or email ID. Here is a complete step-by-step guide to registering for the examination online:

a. Visit the official ETS website

b. Create a new account or log in to an already existing one

c. Fill in the details correctly

d. Click on “Register/Find Test Centers, Dates”

e. Select the TOEFL test dates and timing

f. Make the payment, and the booking is confirmed

Q. How can I cancel my registration for the TOEFL exam?

Registration can be canceled by the same mode used for registering for the exam. If you have registered using the phone, you need to contact the test center, speak to them about the registration cancellation, and inquire about the refund policy. You need to log in to your ETS TOEFL account for online registration and then cancel the registration. After you have canceled, you will get notified through your registered email address and contact. Refunds, if any, will be credited to your account within three-four weeks.

Q. What are the documents required for the TOEFL test?

To take the TOEFL test, you need to have a valid photo ID proof, like a passport. If you do not have a passport, you must present a national photo ID proof or military identification proof. Make sure the photo ID you use for registration is taken along with you on the day of the examination. The photo ID should be valid on the day of registration and the test day.

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Q. What are the critical dates for the TOEFL exam?

Candidates can take TOEFL iBT in all the major cities of India. The test is conducted every month, and the exam dates may vary as per the location. Therefore, it is advised to register for the exam a month in advance to ensure that you get your desired date and center.

The TOEFL at-home test is available every day throughout the year and can even be taken 24 hours after completing the registration.

Q. How much is the TOEFL exam fee in India?

The exam fee for TOEFL in India is USD190, while it varies country-wise. The TOEFL Fee in Indian rupees is around INR 14670.42.

Q. How much is the TOEFL Score Sending-Fee?

The TOEFL test fees also include the facility under which the candidate's TOEFL scores are forwarded to four universities/institutions at registration. Candidates who want to send their TOEFL results to universities other than the pre-selected four universities must pay an additional TOEFL score sending fee. The charge for reporting TOEFL scores is USD 20.00 per recipient which comes out to be 1544 in indian rupees.

Q. What is the fee for the TOEFL Essential Test?

ETS has introduced the TOEFL Essential test in response to the pandemic. The TOEFL Essential Test, a shorter form of the TOEFL iBT test, delivers an equal punch when it comes to exam efficacy. The pricing for the TOEFL Essential Test has been fixed at USD 100 which comes out to be INR 7721.

Q. What is the fee for TOEFL at Home edition?

The TOEFL at-home edition of the test was launched by ETS, the TOEFL exam's governing organization, for test-takers who want to take the TOEFL exam from the comfort of their own homes. The TOEFL at-home test is offered in all regions administered by the TOEFL iBT. The TOEFL home edition is priced at US$190, the same as the TOEFL iBT test.

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