Overview (Introduction begins here!!)
TOEFL is the examination for the students who want to apply in foreign universities for higher studies. TOEFL stands for Test of English as a Foreign Language. As the name suggests it tests the English Proficiency of the candidates whose native language is not English. The examination is conducted for admissions in around 9,000 colleges and universities spread over 130 countries. TOEFL is meant for foregin university degrees in various fields like Engineering, Medical and Management. It is quite difficult to get admissions in these universities with scholarships. The employment opportunities with these universities are excellent and also enhances the overall personality of a person.
|Exam Name||Test of English as a Foreign Language|
|Commonly Known as||TOEFL |
|Exam Category||Foreign Exam|
|Exam Level||International Level|
|Conducting Authority||US-based "Educational Testing Service" (ETS)|
Eligibility Criteria (Do you have it in you!!)
There are no hard and fast criteria for the TOEFL examination. Candidates with any qualification and age can can apply. The valid score card of at most 2 year old score is accepted by most of the universities.
The fee structure of TOEFL is:
Registration Details (Hurry up!!)
There are many dates for the TOEFL examination, but all the centers are not available for every date of test. The date schedule is as follows:
|Test Dates||Mail-in Registration last date||Online Registration last date|
|10 Oct 2015||24 Aug 2015||7 Sep 2015|
|14 Nov 2015||28 Sep 2015||12 Oct 2015|
|9 Jan 2016||16 Nov 2015||30 Nov 2015|
|9 Apr 2016 ||22 Feb 2016||7 Mar 2016|
The test score are mailed approximately after five weeks of commencement of examination. The last dates for reporting score cards are:
|Test Dates||Score Report Mailing Last Dates|
|10 Oct 2015||11 Nov 2015|
|14 Nov 2015||16 Dec 2015|
|9 Jan 2016||10 Feb 2016|
|9 Apr 2016||11 May 2016|
How to Apply (Accelerate Yourself!!)
1. Go to the official website of TOEFL i.e. http://www.ets.org/toefl.
2. The candidates can Sign up themselves on the above link. It is to be noted that on the page of sign up in the bottom part there are notes which has to be read carefully.
3. Fill the contact information for per asked
4. The username and password are filled after this.
5. Then a profile is created and one must log in again for entering other test details.
6. The test center and dates are to be filled after login.
7. After that, fees can be filled and form is submitted.
8. It is suggested that students should register before 4 months of giving the examination.
Paper Pattern (Time to show Skills!!)
The examination will be conducted online to test the reading, speaking, listening and writing skills of the applicants.
|Time||No. of Questions||Tasks|
|Reading||60â€“80 minutes||36â€“56 questions||Read 3 or 4 passages and answer the questions on the basis of that.|
|Listening||60â€“90 minutes||34â€“51 questions||Listen to lectures, classroom discussions and conversations and then answer questions asked|
|Break of 10 minutes||-||-||-|
|Speaking||20 minutes||6 tasks ||Express an opinion on a familiar topic and speak based on reading and listening tasks.|
|Writing||50 minutes||2 tasks||Write essay response on the basis of reading and listening tasks|
Topmost colleges/Universities (Knocking Opportunities!!)
- Harvard Business School
- Stanford University
- Oxford University
- University of Cambridge
- MIT Institute
- Yale University
- University of Pennsylvania
- Johns Hopkins University
- Cornell University
- Boston College
- Duke University
- Columbia University
- Montana State University
- University of San Francisco
- University of Virginia