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
30 - 50 questions
40 - 60 min
20 - 25 questions
15 - 20 min
44 - 60 questions
70 - 90 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.
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)
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
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.
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.