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TOEFL The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) measures the ability of nonnative speakers of English to use and understand North American English as it is spoken, written and heard in educational settings. Being the most accepted English-language, TOEFL score is accepted by more than 8,500 universities, agencies, and other institutions in more than 130 countries as part of their admissions criteria. Where as in UK and Australia nearly every college and university require TOEFL for their admissions.

TOEFL Format

TOEFL is normally available in CBT (Computer Base Test), however; a paper-based version of the test is available in areas where TOEFL iBT testing is not possible.


TOEFL has 4 sections:
  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Writing


TOEFL takes about 4½ hours.

Notes During Test

You can take notes during the TOEFL iBT; your notes will be collected after the test.
Section Time Limit No. of Questions
Reading 60 – 80 minutes 36 – 56
Listening 60 – 90 minutes 34 – 51
Break 10 minutes
Speaking 20 minutes 6 tasks
Writing 50 minutes 2 tasks
The TOEFL iBT™ is given 30-40 times a year, at thousands of secure, Internet-based test sites around the globe.

No Pass Fail Scoring

Rest assured, there’s no passing or failing score. Score requirements are established by individual colleges and universities; check your selected schools to learn their required TOEFL test scores.


You will receive a score on each section (a score of 0-30), and a total score for the entire test (0-120). To earn a score on the TOEFL test, you must do all of the following:
  • Answer at least 1 question in the Reading section
  • Answer at least 1 question in the Listening section
  • Write at least 1 essay in the Writing section
  • Finish at least 1 task in the Speaking section

Online Registration

You can Schedule your IBT TOEFL Online at https://toefl-registration.ets.org/TOEFLWeb/extISERLogonPrompt.do using a credit card AT LEAST 7 DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR FIRST CHOICE TEST DATE.