The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is another widely recognized English language proficiency test for non-native English speakers. Like IELTS, TOEFL is commonly used for admission to universities, employment purposes, and immigration processes in English-speaking countries. Here are key points about the TOEFL exam:

1. Test Format

  • The TOEFL is available in two formats: Internet-based Test (iBT) and Paper-based Test (PBT). The iBT is more commonly administered.

2. Sections

  • The TOEFL iBT consists of four sections: Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing.

3. Reading

  • The Reading section assesses the ability to understand academic passages. Test-takers answer questions related to the passages.

4. Listening

  • The Listening section involves listening to lectures, conversations, and discussions, followed by FAQ’S.

5. Speaking

  • The Speaking section includes tasks such as expressing an opinion, summarizing information, and providing a spoken response based on reading and listening tasks.

6. Writing

  • The Writing section requires candidates to write responses to tasks based on reading and listening material. It includes an integrated task and an independent task.

7. Scoring

  • Each section is scored on a scale of 0 to 30, and the total score ranges from 0 to 120.

8. Validity

  • TOEFL scores are valid for two years

9. Test Preparation

  • There are many resources available for TOEFL preparation, including official study materials, practice tests, and online courses.

10. Test Centers

  • TOEFL is administered at authorized test centers around the world.

11. TOEFL iBT Home Edition

  • In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ETS introduced the TOEFL iBT Home Edition, allowing test-takers to take the test online from their homes.