TOEFL stands for Test of English as a Foreign Language.
Conducted By- Educational Testing Service
Having an international degree in todayâ€™s competitive world, adds an extra charm to a candidateâ€™s personality. It not only opens up new horizon but also enhances the personâ€™s employment opportunities. Over the years, it has been observed that there are many people who start catching flights to foreign countries, with an aim of achieving an international degree; be it in Engineering, Medical or Management. But, getting admission in any of the foreign universities is not as easy as it sounds. One has to go through few entrance exams, serving as prerequisites for admission to the foreign universities.
TOEFL exam is one of such exams, which is conducted every year to judge the comprehensive understanding of English as a language among those students who wish to pursue higher education in foreign countries. The exam is taken to test reading, listening, speaking and writing skills of aspiring students.
Itâ€™s an online exam that is offered 30 to 40 times a year. TOEFL exam is conducted in online as well as offline mode. However, people generally opt for internet based test. Currently, 8,500 colleges and universities scattered over 130 countries, use TOEFL examâ€™s score.
â€¢ PAPER PATTERN
In Internet based test, candidateâ€™s aptitude is judged on the scale of 0 to 120 points. Each of the four sections receives a scale score from 0 to 30. The score of all the sections are taken together to determine the total score.
In Paper based test, the score ranges from 310 to 677.
â€¢ HOW TO APPLY?
Candidates, who are interested in appearing for TOEFL exam, must register themselves. Registration can be done in any one of the following four methods i.e. Online, Phone and in Person. Due to the availability of internet, many people opt for Online Registration.
For Online Registration, candidates should enter their personal details without any error. The online registration should be made seven days before the test. Payment of examination fee can be made by using credit cards or debit cards.
After filling the Registration form (PDF version), student should review it and make a call to the regional registration office of TOEFL. During the call, students will be asked to spell their details correctly. The call should be made until 5.00 in evening. Payment can be done by using credit card or debit card. Candidate can also use electronic check for making payment.
Registration in Person:-
In some regions, candidates can register themselves by visiting at a local regional office of TOEFL. The registration process can be done against the cash payment of $ 144 (Rs. 5500).
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