TOEFL is a mandatory test to be taken for admission to any course in the USA and Canada. Some universities in the UK and New Zealand also accept the TOEFL score.

The TOEFL test measures English language proficiency in reading, listening, and writing and is a computer based test in most parts of the world.

A paper based test is provided in regions where computer access is limited. TOEFL measures the ability of non-native speakers of English to use and understand North American English as it is spoken, written, and heard in college and universities.

The computer-based TOEFL test has four sections:


section measures the ability of the test taker to understand spoken English


section measures the ability of the test taker to recognize standard written English


section measures the ability of the test taker to understand short passages that are similar to the formats used in the academic texts


section measures the ability of the test taker to write in English on the given topic




Listening Section

30 - 50 questions

40 - 60 min

Structure Section

20 - 25 questions

15 - 20 min

Reading Section

44 - 60 questions

70 - 90 min

Writing Section

1 Essay

30 min

A good score in TOEFL plays a key role in admission as well as in obtaining financial aid in the form of teaching assistantships. The higher the score, the brighter are one's chances with most U.S and Canadian universities. Maximizing the score thus becomes the key.

General Information

Website (Online Registration for test)

Type of test

Computer Based Test, for a max score of 300

Number of sections

4 (Listening, Reading, Structure & Writing)


3 hours 30 minutes


US $ 140 test (CBT), US $ 150 test (iBT)

Score Reporting

To institutions

2-5 weeks

No. of tests

Throughout the year

Number of free score reports

4 to the universities and one to the applicant

Additional Score Report Fee

US $ 15 per report

Validity of Test Scores

2 Years

Decent Score Range


TOEFL Important Telephone No's. for Registration and General Enquiry

Prometric Testing Pvt. Ltd.,

2nd Floor, DLF Infinity Tower -A,
Sector 25, Phase II, DLF City , GURGAON
Haryana - 122002.
Phone: 0124-5147700
FAX: 91-124-514777 scores and/or Additional Score Reports by Phone
001-609-771-7267 (6 am - 10 pm) New York Time, 7 days a week.

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