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TOEFL Training – Dates, Centers, Sample Papers, & Tips

The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is an English proficiency test used by students planning to study abroad as well as those seeking to immigrate to English-speaking nations. It is the most extensively used exam on the planet.

The TOEFL test is conducted by the ETS (Education Testing Service) in two different ways.

  • TOEFL iBT
  • TOEFL Essentials
  • TOEFL iBT

    TOEFL iBT means Internet based test. Earlier there used to be a three skills-paper based test but recently it was stopped and only TOEFL iBT is being conducted. With the surge in Covid-19 pandemic, to make the test more convenient to take, the test conducting body has come up with three different ways of TOEFL iBT test from which students can choose their own way to take the test.

    • TOEFL iBT Test: Test taken on a computer at the test center
    • TOEFL iBT Home Edition: Test taken on a computer at home
    • TOEFL iBT Paper Edition: Reading, Listening, and Writing on paper at a test centre, and Speaking on a computer at home are the two sessions.
  • TOEFL Essentials

    TOEFL essentials test is recently introduced by the ETS to make the test easier and user friendly, with a good quality that Universities respect. It is faster and shorter version of TOEFL iBT. TOEFL Essentials is a 1 ½ test with a personal video statement required.

[Read More: How Could TOEFL Help You Enroll In English Speaking Universities?]

Features of TOEFL

  • The test doesn't have a minimum passing score. However, each university will have its test score requirements.
  • The TOEFL is used to determine admission and scholarship eligibility.
  • You will be evaluated on your listening, reading, and writing skills in English.
  • The total time for taking the test, including the time for checking in, is around four and a half hours.
  • Students will be granted a 10-minute break after completing the TOEFL Reading and listening sections in TOEFL iBT test and where as no breaks in TOEFL essential test.

Quick Details on TOEFL

  • TOEFL Test Duration – 3 hours (TOEFL iBT) & 1 ½ hours ( TOEFL Essentials)
  • TOEFL Test Dates – More than 50 times per year.
  • TOEFL Sections –4– Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing
  • TOEFL Maximum Score – 120 points
  • Minimum TOEFL Score Required – No minimum score. Min 100 is qualifying for abroad opportunities

Top FAQs Asked by Students about TOEFL Training

Here is the structure of TOEFL test with number of questions and test durations.

TOEFL Sections Number of Questions Duration
Reading 3-4 Passages 60 – 80 minutes
Listening 34-51 Questions 60 – 90 minutes
Speaking 2 Independent tasks + 4 Integrated tasks 20 minutes
Writing 1 Independent task + 1 Integrated task 50 minutes

iBT means Internet-based test and PBT means Paper-based test. TOEFL iBT and TOEFL PBT differ in number of sections. TOEFL PBT will not have writing where TOEFL iBT contains a writing section. And the highest score for TOEFL iBT and PBT are 120 and 677 respectively.

TOEFL 2022 registrations can be completed over the phone, online, by mail, or in person at a test registration center. Steps to Register TOEFL Online are available here.

  • Visit the official website for TOEFL test registration
  • Create a profile with your details
  • Submit the TOEFL application form with all required details
  • Select the date and test centers as per your convenience or opt to take the test at home.
  • Finish the payment process for TOEFL registration
  • Confirm all the details and submit
  • Take a printout and save the TOEFL registration confirmation page.

And last but not least, be prepared for the second attempt too, and plan your first test accordingly.

As TOEFL is conducted all year long, prepare yourself and take at least 2 months before the university admission deadline. By which, you can have enough time for a second attempt.

Any assessment can be cracked with best practices only. Best practices come from best plans. Here are some tips to prepare for the TOEFL test.

  • Determine your target score:

    Each university or nation has its own set of standard cutoffs. So be sure to verify the nations' qualifying conditions and select your desired score.

  • Take practice tests

    Take as many TOEFL practice tests as possible to familiarize yourself with the test format. It will also let you know question patterns, time limitations, and other factors. Furthermore, these practice exams will allow you to identify your weaknesses and strengths.

  • Focus on Vocabulary

    As TOEFL is a completely English proficiency testing exam, all the sections involve testing your vocabulary. So make sure to have more focus on vocabulary

  • Maintain Error Log

    An error log is a record of your errors that can help in not repeating those.

  • Habituate to Reading & Listening

    The fun part of preparing for TOEFL is reading novels, stories or a magazine is also part of the Reading practice. In the same way, watching English movies, sitcoms, the news is part of the Listening practice. Make these habits in your free time.

  • Practice a lot

    The more you practice, the better your TOEFL score will be.

The TOEFL score ranges from 0 to 130 points, which are broken into four divisions as follows:

  • Reading – 0 to 30
  • Listening – 0 to 30
  • Speaking – 0 to 30
  • Writing – 0 -30

A score of 85-90 in TOEFL is considered moderate. But 100+ scores in TOEFL can help you get placed in top universities abroad.

  • TOEFL Registration fee in India is $185 / 14,000 INR
  • TOEFL Late Registration Fee is $40 / 3,025 INR
  • TOEFL Rescheduling Fee is $60 / 4,538 INR

The TOEFL test can be rescheduled or canceled within four full days before the exam day. And the fee to re-schedule the TOEFL test is $60.

2 years. TOEFL test results will be valid for 2 years to apply to universities. You can take the printout of the score from the ETS account within eight days after taking the test.

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