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About TOEFL


   Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is a compulsory English test conducted for every student from non-English speaking country looking for overseas education in English speaking countries like, USA, UK, etc. It is a test conducted for assessing the fundamental abilities in English and is accepted by over 6000 colleges and universities in 110 countries. This is over 3 times the number of any other English-language proficiency test. The test is administered in 180 countries at more than 1275 test sites.A TOEFL score is valid for two years and then is deleted from the official database. The maximum score for Internet based TOEFL (Computer Based TOEFL) is 120.


Why TOEFL test?
   Performing TOEFL test provides several benefits that help you to assists for your overseas education. Some of them are:
   1. Regardless to the place where you want to study, TOEFL test enables you to reach your desired destination. Depending on the test score will be eligible for getting admission in college or university in the world.
   2. There is much flexibility in performing a TOEFL test whenever you want to take. You will be offered practice tools and feedback, and more alternatives to study abroad than any other English-language test in the world
   3. TOEFL enables you various amenities such as, listening to lectures, view films, attend seminars, read textbooks, perform online research, speak with professors and other students, write academic papers, reports, e-mails and more


Test Modules:
TOEFL test consists of four distinct modules, each determining the essential language proficiency that is used in the atmosphere of the academic.
1. Reading:
                  This module determines the proficiency of understanding intellectual reading issues. The Reading module consists of 3-5 comprehensive passages (long passages and questions asked about them). They are chosen from the academic topics, which are found in undergraduate university textbooks.


2. Listening:
                  This module determines the proficiency of understanding the English since it is used in the colleges and universities. Listening module consists of 6 comprehensive passages, two passages will be the conversations of the students and the other four will be academic lectures or discussions. Students have to understand the conversations and answer for the passage questions.


3. Speaking:
                  This module determines the proficiency of speaking in English. Speaking module consists of 6 tasks, two independent tasks and four integrated tasks. In the independent tasks, students have to answer opinion questions concerning to the academic life. In two of the integrated tasks, students have to read a passage, listen to a passage and speak about how the ideas in the two passages are related. In the other two integrated tasks, students have to listen to long passages, review them and speak about the information in the passages.


4. Writing:
                  This module determines the proficiency of writing that is pertinent for colleges and universities assignments. This module consists of two tasks, one independent task where students have to read an academic passage, listen to an academic passage and write their reviews about the two passages. Another is the integrated task where students have to write an own essay.


TOEFL® FAQs

The registration fee for taking the TOEFL® is 165.
You can register online or by phone or by mail. The detailed information about registering for the TOEFL® can be found at www.toefl.org.
TOEFL® is offered on specific days of the year. One can access the whole schedule which can vary depending on the country here.
TOEFL® can be taken unlimited number of times. (It is highly advisable not to appear for TOEFL® too many times as it may affect the applicant's candidature).
Your TOEFL® score will be valid for 2 years from the date the test was taken.
Scoring is between 0 (Minimum) and 120 (Maximum) with 10-point increment. Four scores are reported on the TOEFL®:
 Reading score reported on a 0-30 score scale.
 Listening score reported on a 0-30 score scale.
 Writing score reported on a 0-30 score scale.
 Speaking score reported on a 0-30 score scale.
The scores are available online 2 weeks after the exam date.
The universities only accept official scores sent directly by ETS. Scores to four colleges can be sent free of cost from the time of TOEFL® registration to 24 hours before the test date. Subsequently, for each score report sent to a college, you would have to pay 18.
No, photocopies are not accepted. You have to send your scores only through ETS.
No, you do not need to have the TOEFL® score with you at the time of applying. But you are required to take the TOEFL® before the deadline of the university.
TOEFL® is mandatory for UnderGraduate, MS, PhD and most MBA courses across the world. However, a few universities in the USA and all universities in the UK and Australia accept IELTS scores. The Top 15 colleges in the US might waive the TOEFL® requirement provided you are able to produce a proof that your UnderGraduate degree had English as its mode of instruction.
For admission, one has to score over 80 for MS and undergrad programs, over 100 for PhD and MBA courses. Usually a score of 100 is required for students who are looking for Financial aid/scholarships.