What is TOEFL?

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What is TOEFL?
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TOEFL is the Test for English As Foreign Language which is t he exam required for almost all the US and Canadian universities to prove the proficiency and even get the admission is the best universities especially for the international students who wish to pursue the studies from the US or Canadian universities. It basically test your Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing skills in the exam and according to the performance you get the chance to study from the universities. Many other countries also accept TOEFL or we can say that almost it is recognized and acceptable across the globe because of its growing popularity.

There are more than 10,000 colleges in more than 100+ countries accept TOEFL score. For making it more convenient there are 2 formats which are in practice in order to appear for the test.

  • TOEFL IBT (Internet Based Test)
  • TOEFL PBT (Paper Based Test)

The choice of the format depends upon the location of the Test centre. Mostly it is internet based test but there are few centers which doesn’t have internet access so they conduct PBT.

TOEFL has 4 sections:-

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Listening
  • Speaking

In all these 4 sections the English proficiency is tested in both the TOEFL exams.

How Is TOEFL scored?

It has 4 sections and each section carries 30 marks that mean the total score for TOEFL is 120 marks. Maximum universities require score between 80-100. And if you wish to get into the top most universities the score requirement can be more. TOEFL scores are valid for 2 years. You can appear for the test any number of times but has to have a gap of at least 12 days in between. You are allowed to send scores to 4 Universities for free. You need to select those universities before your test. You can send additional reports for a fee of $20/report.

There are no official required qualifications. If you are a non-native English speaker and your target college is in a English speaking country then you might have to show your proficiency in English and TOEFL score might be required.

Your official scores can be sent to up to four Universities (if you select them before the test).

Your responses are scored holistically on a scale of 0 to 5. The average score on the two tasks is converted to a scaled score of 0 to 30.

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