ETS TOEFL is an English language test conducted by ETS - Educational Testing Service. The exam is an essential requirement taking up studies in the English speaking countries of the world. As many as 8,500 colleges across more than 130 countries accept and recognize TOEFL score. Primarily the exam is conducting in two formats:
Location of the preferred test center is an important consideration for deciding on the test format. Mostly TOEFL is conducted in the iBT format. Paper based test is conducted only in places where Internet is not available.
The main idea of conducting the test is to asses the English speaking, listening and comprehension abilities of the candidates who wish to go abroad for their UG & PG studies. Besides assessing the speaking, listening and comprehension abilities, there are two more section in the paper that test a candidates English reading and writing skills.
1) Most Accepted - 90% of TOEFL test takers get into their first or second choice university.
2) Most Popular - TOEFL® test has helped over 27 million students worldwide to reach their destination of choice.
3)Provides more Choices - More than 8,500 colleges, universities and agencies in more than 130 countries rely on TOEFL® test scores to help make admissions decisions.
4)More Convenient There are 4,500 TOEFL test centers in more than 165 countries worldwide. You can save time and money since the entire test is given in half a day, so you don't have to come back the next day.The results are available after 10 days.
5)Measures Academic Skills - The TOEFL test helps prove you have the English skills, as you may be asked to read a passage from a textbook and listen to a lecture and then speak or write in response, just like you would in a classroom. Many universities consider it the most appropriate test to use when making admissions decisions as it is composed of 100% academic questions.
6)Most Preferred - 4 out of 5 admissions officers that were surveyed, stated that they prefer to use the TOEFL test.
7)Rates Speaking More Fairly - The TOEFL test speaking score is more objective and reliable, because Speaking responses are recorded and evaluated by three to six ETS raters rather than only one rater from a local testing site.
8)Scores Help You Stand Out - TOEFL test scores help you stand out because of the TOEFL test's reputation for quality, fairness and 100% academic content. It is the most widely accepted English-language test and by sending TOEFL scores to your selected university, you will be proving that you are ready for academic success.
|Section||Type of Question||No. of Question||Duration|
|Reading||3-4 passages with 12-14 questions per passage.||36-70||60-80 minutes|
|Listening||4-6 lectures. 6 questions each, 2-3 conversations, 5 questions each||34-51||60-90 minutes|
|Speaking||6 tasks: 2 tasks to express an opinion on a familiar topic; 4 tasks to speak based on what is read and listened to.||6 tasks||20 minutes|
|Writing||1 task to write based on what is read and listened to; 1 task to support an opinion on a topic.||2 tasks||50 minutes (20 and 30 minutes respectively)|
|Section||No. of Question||Approx. time||Score Range|
|Listening Comprehension||50||30-40 minutes||31 to 68|
|Structure and Written Expression||40||25 minutes||31 to 68|
|Reading Comprehension||50||55 minutes||31 to 67|
|Writing (Test of written English)||1 topic||30 minutes||-|