TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language


toefl english language testThe Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) measures how well non-native speakers of English can analyse and understand university-level English. Students who want to study abroad take the TOEFL test each year. Clearing the TOEFL is necessary for admission to colleges and universities in countries such as the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. This article is a complete guide to the TOEFL test and will help clear all your doubts related to this exam.

One of the most reliable and widely used English-language test in the world, TOEFL is administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) in 130+ countries. Over 9,000 agencies, colleges, exchange and scholarship programs and immigration departments, among other institutions, use TOEFL scores. These scores may be used to meet visa requirements in the U.K. and Australia. The skill level required varies between intermediate and advanced. You may retake the test as many times as you want.

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Get complete details about the TOEFL dates in India centres so that you can register for the TOEFL 2017 exam on a suitable day.

Check out how you can register for this exam in India: TOEFL registration

But before you register, please ensure that you meet all the TOEFL eligibility criteria.

  • As of March 2013, native-speaker English accents from the U.K., Australia and New Zealand have also been included. Before this change, only accents from North America were included.

  • From 2014, TOEFL iBT® test scores can also be used to obtain a range of visas in Australia (post-study, business, skilled migration and work & holiday visa.)

  • If you believe that you should not be required to take the TOEFL, please contact the institutions to which you are applying.

If you feel that you are ready and eligible to take this test, it is high time you started preparing for it. Find out all about this exam's structure & pattern and get preparation tips and TOEFL practice tests.

TOEFL Test Scores

TOEFL scores are valid for two years from the test date. You can select four destinations (i.e. colleges/ universities) for your test scores prior to taking the test. These four score reports are free. Additional selections are $18 USD for each report. Score reports are sent about 13 days after the exam. Find out how your TOEFL scores are calculated.

TOEFL Scholarship

ETS grants 15 scholarships each worth US $7000 to Indian students to help them with their academic expenses at any of the 9000 universities/ colleges that accept TOEFL scores.

Test takers with disabilities

The Educational Testing Service (ETS) provides services and reasonable accommodations that are suitable for disabled test takers given the purpose of the test. Nonstandard testing accommodations are accessible for the test takers who meet the ETS requirements. In order to receive accommodations, contact ETS before registering for the test.

About Ashwed Patil

Ashwed is a prospective MS student with interests in Computer Science, Content Writing and Geography. He has secured 8 admissions out of 10 U.S. universities he has applied to. His experience with the arduous MS application process motivated him to guide fellow applicants through online articles and blogs. He has also been deeply involved in teaching underprivileged kids in his hometown, Nasik. An interesting fact about Ashwed - he likes to make imaginary countries out of someone’s personality traits!

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