The TOEFL is a test that assesses the English proficiency of international students who are from non-native English-speaking countries like Pakistan. The TOEFL test analyses the ability of students to communicate in and comprehend the English language at the university level and the TOEFL exam evaluates how good the candidate can combine his/her listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in order to perform academic activities. A candidate can take the TOEFL exam in three different settings as preferred by the candidate.
- On computer, at a testing center
- On computer, at home
- On paper, at a testing center
Basics about TOEFL
The TOEFL exam consist of four different sections; Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.
Section Time allowed Number of Questions Tasks Score range
Reading 54–72 minutes 30–40 questions Read passages and answer the questions 0 – 30
Listening 41–57 minutes 28–39 questions Answer questions after listening to recordings -brief lectures or classroom discussions 0 – 30
Writing 50 minutes 2 tasks Read a passage, listen to a recording, then answer question accordingly 0 – 30
Speaking 17 minutes 4 tasks Speaking in English with the examiner - talk about a familiar topic and discuss material you read and listened to 0 – 30
Total score 0 - 120
Why take TOEFL Test?
Students who want to study at a university overseas, as well as people who are applying for visas and people learning the English language who want to check their progress, frequently take the test. TOEFL scores are accepted by universities, institutes, colleges, government bodies and other private organizations in more than 130 countries when applying for certain job or degree programs or courses. Some degree programs or courses may demand a minimum TOEFL score as an admission prerequisite, which will allow students to enrol in the course in addition to the standard course requirements. Depending on the institution and program, the minimum score requirement can vary from 61 to 100. In a nutshell, taking TOEFL will open opportunities for people in developed countries like the UK, USA, Australia and many more.
Eligibility Criteria for TOEFL
There are no strict eligibility criteria for taking the TOEFL exam, everyone who requires English proficiency proof can take the test and show the result of the test as proof. People who are applying for college or university admission in English speaking nations usually require a TOEFL test.
Age – there is no age limit, so technically everyone can take the test.
Qualifications – In general, anyone who has completed the 10+2 level of study from any recognized institution is eligible to take the TOEFL.
Retake Criteria – Candidate can take the test as many times as they want but there should be a minimum of 12 days gap between the consecutive attempts.
- The TOEFL Exam is conducted more than 50 times a year
- The result of the TOEFL exam is only valid for two years
|The TOEFL test||US$195|
|Late Registration Fee||US$40|
|Additional Score Report Request (per recipient)||US$20|
|Reinstatement of canceled scores (IBT Only)||US$20|
TOEFL Exam Registration Process
Step 1: Create a TOEFL registration account on ets.org/toefl (if a new user) otherwise can login with your existing account.
Step 2: Carefully fill in all the details on the registration form.
Step 3: Select the TOEFL exam date, time, and Test centers.
Step 4: Pay the TOEFL exam fee
Step 5: Take a printout of the acknowledgement receipt and take the test on the scheduled date.