ALL ABOUT THE TOEFL EXAM
WHAT IS TOEFL IBT?
The TOEFL test measures how well students use English, not just their knowledge of the language but also measures how well you read, listen, speak and write in English and use these skills together in the university classroom.. Because it is a valid and reliable test with unbiased, objective scoring, the TOEFL test confirms that a student has the English language skills necessary to succeed in an academic setting.
WHY SHOULD STUDENTS TAKE THE TOEFL TEST?
The TOEFL test gives students the opportunity to prove they can communicate ideas effectively by simulating university classroom and student life communication. The language used in the test reflects real-life English-language usage in university lectures, classes, and laboratories. It is the same language professors use when they discuss coursework or concepts with students. It is the language students use in study groups and everyday university situations, such as buying books at the bookstore.
WHO RECOGNIZES TOEFL?
More than 9,000 colleges, agencies and other institutions in over 130 countries accept TOEFL scores. For USA, Singapore and Australia, TOEFL iBT test scores can be used to satisfy the required language component for student. As per the new regulations, TOEFL does not satisfy the visa requirements in UK and Canada.
Hence it is not recommended.
Important Details About The Exam
|EXAM FEES||US$180 (Subject to change)|
|FREE SCORE REPORTING||4 UNIVERSITIES|
|FREE SCORE RECIPIENTS SELECTION||Until 10 p.m. (local test center time) on the day prior to the test date.|
|ADDITIONAL SCORE REPORT FEES||US $20 (Subject to change)|
|RESCHEDULING FEES||You can reschedule or cancel your registration up to 4 full days before your test date. The fee to reschedule is US $60 and must be paid before you can register for another date.|
|RETAKE THE TEST||You can retake the test as many times as you wish, but you cannot take it more than once in a 12-day period.|
|SCORE RECEIPT BY UNIVERSITY||Score reports are sent electronically or mailed to recipients approximately 13 days after the test date.|
|SCORE VALIDITY||2 YEARS|
|TEST CENTRES||Surat, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Pune, Vadodara, Indore, New Delhi|
|TEST DATES/REGISTRATION DETAILS AND OFFICIAL WEBSITE||Throughout the year (Up to 4 times a month). For all other info please visit the official website http://www.ets.org/toefl|
|EXAM IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS||Original and Valid Passport|
|Section||Number of Questions||Time|
|Reading||3–4 passages, 12–14 questions each||60-80 minutes|
|Listening||4–6 lectures, 6 questions per lecture 2–3 conversations, 5 questions per lecture||60-90 minutes|
|Speaking||6 tasks: 2 independent and 4 integrated||20 minutes|
|Writing||1 integrated task|
1 independent task
|Total Score: 120 Total Time : 4 Hours|
HOW IS TOEFL SCORED?
The Reading and Listening sections are scored by computer with a score range from 0 to 30. The Reading section has 36–56 tasks based on reading passages from academic texts and answering questions. The Listening section has 34–51 tasks based on listening to lectures, classroom discussions and conversations, then answering questions.
In The Speaking Section:
- Each of six tasks is rated from 0 to 4. The sum is converted to a scaled score of 0 to 30.
- ETS-certified test scorers rate responses and evaluate how well you develop your topic and deliver your message in English.
In the Writing Section:
- Two tasks are rated from 0 to 5. The sum is converted to a scaled score of 0 to 30.
- The writing section is scored by:
- evaluating the integrated writing task for development, organization, grammar, vocabulary, accuracy and completeness
- rating the independent writing essay on overall writing quality, including development, organization, grammar and vocabulary
TOEFL VS IELTS SCALE
Comparison of IELTS score & TOEFL Score
This information is subject to change and is for reference purpose only.
For any updates and clarification visit : http://www.ets.org/toefl