TOEFL is one of the most popular English proficiency exams accepted at American and Canadian universities and schools abroad. TOEFL tests the international students’ usage and understanding of English as it is spoken, written and heard in college and university surroundings. 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. Students wanting to study abroad, can choose from multiple TOEFL Test Dates available round-the-year and select from the various test centres located across major cities to appear for their TOEFL Exam.
|TOEFL full form||Test of English as a Foreign Language|
|Conducting body||Educational Testing Service (ETS)|
|Widely popular as||English language proficiency test|
|Generally accepted by||Universities in USA and Canada|
|Mode of exam||Internet-based and Paper-based|
|TOEFL iBT fee||US$180|
|TOEFL Paper-based test fee||US$180|
|Score Range||Reading: 030|
|Score Range||Listening: 030|
|Score Range||Speaking: 030|
|Score Range||Writing: 030|
|TOEFL Helpline||1-609-771-7100, 1-877-863-3546|
TOEFL 2020 Important Dates
TOEFL 2020 Registration
Here are the steps you are required to follow to register online for your TOEFL Exam.
Candidates would be then required to carefully flesh out their profile. They would be required to provide additional information that could come handy during the time of their admission or sending of scores.
Candidates would be then required to select their TOEFL Exam Date that is most convenient to them as test-takers
Candidates can then select a Test Centre that is convenient to them.
Once the candidate has opted for his choice of Test Date and Exam Centre he would be redirected to the exam payment gateway page. Candidates would be required to pay the TOEFL Examination fee has mentioned. Candidates should be careful to check the details of the examination credentials here. Once the payment is made, changes made henceforth would incur a price
Once the payment has been made. Candidates can take a print out of the acknowledgment receipt. They would also have access to the same on their account dashboard.
TOEFL 2020 Test Pattern
|Reading||6080 minutes||3656 questions||Reading 3 or 4 passages from the academic texts and answering questions based on them.|
|Listening||6090 minutes||3451 questions||Listening to lectures, conversations, classroom discussions, and, then answer questions based on them|
|Speaking||20 minutes||6 tasks||Candidates need to express their opinion on a topic familiar to them and speak based on reading and listening tasks.|
|Writing||50 minutes||2 tasks||Candidates need to write essay responses based on reading and listening tasks, along with supporting the opinion in writing|
TOEFL 2020 Syllabus
The TOEFL syllabus for iBT tests students’ reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. The TOEFL Pattern is designed to assess various skills of the candidates and knows their English language proficiency. Here is the TOEFL exam format covering writing syllabus, reading syllabus, listening syllabus, and speaking syllabus:
In this section, you will read 3-5 passages and answer 12-14 questions about each passage. The section is scored based on the number of correct reading comprehension responses.
- Question type: 34 passages, 10 questions each
- Total no. of questions: About 40
- Total time: 54-72 minutes
In the test section, you will hear short conversations as well as long conversations. After the short conversation, you will be asked one question and multiple choices of answers will be given. You have to choose one answer. In long conversations, you will be asked multiple questions based on the conversation.
a) 34 lectures (3-5 minutes long, about 500-800 words), 6 questions each; About 30 questions in total
b) 23 conversations (about 3 minutes long, about 12-25 exchanges), 5 questions each; About 12 questions in total
Total no. of questions: 40+
Total time: 4157 minutes
For you to earn the highest scores in the Speaking Section, your responses must fulfill the demands of the task given with only minor mistakes or lapses. The test graders are looking for a highly intelligible and sustained conversation. There are three main factors that comprise scoring for the section.
Speaking Questions covered in TOEFL Syllabus:
a) 1 independent task (prep time: 15 sec; response time: 45 sec)
b) 3 integrated tasks Read/Listen/Speak (prep time: 30 sec; response time: 60 sec)
Total no. of questions: 4
Total time: 17 minutes
The essay should effectively address a topic. The response should be well-organized and well-developed using relevant explanations and detailed support. Furthermore, it should also display unity, progression, and coherence. 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.
Writing Questions Covered in TOEFL Syllabus:
a) 1 integrated task Read/Listen/Write (20 minutes) (reading time: 3 min; listening time: 2 min; writing: 15 min)
b) 1 independent task (30 minutes)
Total no. of questions: 2
Total time: 50 minutes