TOEFL: The Test Of English as a Foreign Language commonly known as TOEFL is an internet- based test iBT which focuses on assessing the proficiency of English language . The exam measures your ability to use and understand English in an academic setting. TOEFL evaluation is an entry requirement for nearly 2400 colleges and universities in United States and Canada. Hence any student wanting to study in US or Canada would need to appear for TOEFL in order to be eligible to apply for admissions. This test measures the candidates English Language efficiency on the basis of all four skills, i.e Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking on a scale of 0-30. The total duration of the test is 4 ½ hours.
TOEFL test is Administered, developed & promoted by Educational Testing Services (ETS) which is a US based organization. ETS is responsible for setting up the questions; conduction of tests, scoring and sending the Score reports to each Examinee.
We help you prepare for the TOEFL by first systematically imparting the techniques of attempting each question type and then practicing under the exact simulated test conditions. We provide unlimited number of mock internet-based tests.
On the basis of the candidate's score and assessment we will recommend the number of coaching sessions and modules that are required for you to secure a good score on TOEFL. This approach helps the candidate save time and money.
1. What is the cost-registration fee for the TOEFL?
The course cost and registration fee depends on your test location. Usually, the cost ranges from US$ 160 to US$ 250. For India the current cost for the TOEFL Exam is US$ 165.
2. How do I register for the TOEFL?
The registration can be done via phone, by mail or you can also register online. For detailed information on registration log onto www.toefl.org. We at Study Smart can do the TOEFL test registration at any of our offices in Delhi, Gurgaon, Pune or Kabul.
3. What is the Evaluation Score for the TOEFL test?
The students appearing for the test will be given scores between the ranges 0-30. There are four sections (Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking) in total and they are clubbed together to give students an overall rating out of 120. Students receive a score card with detailed feedback on the overall performance. The average score needed for most Universities is between 80 & 90.
4. What is the difference between TOEFL iBT and TOEFL PBT tests?
Both exams are conducted to evaluate all four language skills of the student. TOEFL iBT is internet based test and is administered online whereas TOEFL PBT is paper based test taken by conventional method which is pen and paper based. In India most centers conduct TOEFL iBT.
5. How many times in a year is the TOEFL test held?
TOEFL iBT is conducted on specific dates, more than 50 times a year across multiple centers in India. There are at least 2 test dates available per month at every TOEFL test Center. Some locations, which have a high demand, conduct up to 8 tests per month.
6. Can I reappear for the test? If yes, then how many times?
Yes, one can reappear for the test if you are not satisfied with the scores. There is no limit on the number of times you can appear for the test. However you cannot take it more than once in a 12 days of your existing appointment.
7. How and when do I get my scores?
Scores are posted online approximately 10 days after the test date. Every student is provided with ID and log in using which you can check your scores online.
8. What is the minimum score required to clear the TOEFL test?
The scores are evaluated on a scale of 0-30 for every skill where scores ranging between 0-14 is considered low, score between 15-21 is considered as intermediate and score between 22-30 is considered high. The TOEFL score requirement is set by the University and can vary for each University.
9. What is the validity of the test scores?
The TOEFL test score is valid for two years from the date of result declaration.
10. How is the score passed to the colleges and universities?
The additional score report is directly sent to the universities you have applied for. Officially four additional score cards are sent to Universities and Colleges.