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TOEFL Exam Details - International Exam

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TOEFL Exam Details - International Exam

TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language is one of the standardized test. It measures how well non-native speakers of English can analyze and understand English at university level. The test is accepted by many English-speaking academic and professional institutions. TOEFL is a trademark of the Educational Testing Service (ETS), a private non-profit organization, which designs and administers the tests. It is accepted by more than 11,000 universities in over 150 countries. 

The Educational Testing Services (ETS) is the conducting body of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and is responsible for setting the TOEFL questions, conducting the test, and sending each examinee their scorecard. TOEFL would also allow students to be eligible for several scholarships and also help students and candidates looking for employment abroad with their visa application process. TOEFL is accepted by the universities in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK, the United States, and across Europe and Asia.

Eligibility:

Candidates who have successfully passed out high school or equivalent are eligible to appear for the exam.

Age Limit:

There is no specific age limit to appear for the TOEFL test.

Registration Process:

The registration for TOEFL is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Candidates can register for their TOEFL exam via the online method, via phone or through mail or in person. 

Candidates should keep in mind that TOEFL online registrations close 7 days prior to the exam and late registration closes 4 days prior to the test date. Candidates can reschedule their next attempt only after 12 days of taking the first attempt. A candidate is only allowed five attempts in one year.

Exam Pattern:

The TOEFL exam pattern 2020  consists of 4 sections:

  1. Reading
  2. Listening
  3. Speaking
  4. Writing

Task

Time Duration

Reading

54-72 minutes

Listening

41-57 minutes

Break

10 minutes

Speaking

17 minutes

Writing

50 minutes

 

Reading:

Candidates are required to read 3 or 4 passages from the academic texts and answering questions based on them.

Each approximately 700 words in length and answer 12-14 questions on each passage.

The passages are on academic topics; they are the kind of material that might be found in an undergraduate university textbook.

The section is scored based on the number of correct reading comprehension responses.

Listening:

Listening to lectures, conversations, classroom discussions, and, then answer questions based on them.

The Listening section consists of questions on 2-3 conversations with 5 questions each, and 5-7 lectures with 6 questions each. 

In this section, candidates will hear short conversations as well as long conversations. After the short conversation, candidates will be asked one question and multiple choices of answers will be given. 

Candidates have to choose one answer. In long conversations, you will be asked multiple questions based on the conversation.

Speaking:

Candidates need to express their opinion on a topic familiar to them and speak based on reading and listening tasks.

The Speaking section consists of 4 tasks:

1.         Task 1 – Independent

2.         Task 2, 3, 4 – Integrated

Test-takers are given a short preparation time before they have to begin speaking. 

The responses are digitally recorded, sent to ETS's Online Scoring Network (OSN), and evaluated by three to six raters.

Writing:

Candidates need to write essay responses based on reading and listening tasks, along with supporting the opinion in writing. The essay should effectively address a topic. The response should be well-organized and well-developed using relevant explanations and detailed support.  If you want to achieve a high writing score, make sure that you demonstrate the syntactic variety and appropriate word choice with minor grammatical errors.

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