The TOEFL iBT® Test Format
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Do TOEFL scores expire?
Scores are valid for 2 years from your test date, so make sure to consider that in your plans. This is the same for the Home Edition test.
What skills are tested by the TOEFL test?
There are four sections in the TOEFL iBT ® test: reading, listening, speaking, and writing. All four skills are measured and scores are based on criteria set forth by ETS, the maker of the TOEFL test. The test measures your level of English proficiency in all four of these skills, and English-speaking institutions use your scores to determine if you would be able to succeed in their academic environment.
How often is the test given?
The TOEFL iBT test at test centres is given on predetermined dates, over 60 times a year, at thousands of secure, Internet-based test centers around the world. Select from a list of test locations and dates.( https://www.ets.org/toefl/centersearch ) . The TOEFL iBT ® Home Edition test is available 24 hours a day from Sunday – Wednesday in India.
For more information on registration, fees, test dates and locations, visit us here.( https://www.ets.org/toefl/centersearch)
How do I register for the TOEFL test?
Online registration is the fastest, easiest method. You can enter a location where you want to test or use the TOEFL official app, and see what dates are available at test centers near you. Registration is available five to six months before the test date; but be sure to register early to reserve your seat. Get started here(https://www.ets.org/toefl/centersearch )
What do I need to bring on test day?
The only item you must bring on test day is valid, acceptable ID which in India is a valid passport. No mobile devices or other personal items are allowed in the testing room, lockers will be provided at the test centre to store your personal belongings.
I took the TOEFL test. When will I get my scores?
Scores are available online in approximately 6 days, and you can download a PDF copy of your score report within 8 days after your test date. If you elected to receive a paper score report during registration, it is mailed within 11 days. Delivery times vary based on your location.
How Is the Test Scored?
TOEFL tests are only scored by a centralized scoring network, never at the test center. The Reading and Listening sections are scored by computer. The Speaking and Writing sections are scored by a combination of automated AI scoring and multiple, highly trained human raters to:
• offer a complete and accurate picture of your ability
• minimize the rater bias that can occur with face-to-face interviews
• ensure consistency and the highest quality
Can I retake the test?
You can retake the test as many times as you wish, but only once within any 3-day period.
Can I order additional score reports?
Yes you can, for a fee. Keep in mind that your registration fee covers the cost of sending up to four official score reports to the universities, institutions or agencies you select before you test, but for UK, EU, Ireland, Canada, NZ Universities you can just forward the score report to respective universities and they can verify your scores with the Online Score Verification System.
What score do I need to be accepted by a university?
There are no passing or failing scores for the TOEFL test. Universities and programs that accept TOEFL scores set their own score requirements based on specific English skills their students need to have. Therefore, score requirements can vary. It’s recommended that you contact the institution directly to fully understand the requirements. You can use the TOEFL® Destination Search ( https://www.ets.org/toefl/test-takers/#destination-search )to search for institutions that accept your TOEFL scores.
Does the institution I’m applying to require that I take the TOEFL test?
If an institution requires an English-language proficiency test for admission, it probably accepts TOEFL scores. Universities and programs set their own score requirements based on specific English skills their students need to have, so you should check with the institution directly about its score requirements.
The TOEFL® Destination Search ( https://www.ets.org/toefl/test-takers/#destination-search )is a great resource to find institutions that accept the TOEFL test and the scores needed for admission.