Test of English as a Foreign Language is a standardized test to measure the English language ability of non-native speakers wishing to enroll in English-speaking universities. The test is accepted by many English-speaking academic and professional institutions. TOEFL is one of the two major English-language tests in the world, the other being the IELTS.


Description Approximate time
Reading 3-4 passages, each containing 10 questions 54-72 minutes
Listening 5-7 passages, each containing 5–6 questions 41-59 minutes
Speaking 4 tasks 17 minutes
Writing 2 tasks 55 minutes
  1. Listening(30 – 40 minutes)

The Listening section consists of 3 parts. The first one contains 30 questions about short conversations. The second part has 8 questions about longer conversations. The last part asks 12 questions about lectures or talks.

Structure and Written Expression (25 minutes)

The Structure and Written Expression section has 15 exercises of completing sentences correctly and 25 exercises of identifying errors.

  1. Reading Comprehension(55 minutes)

The Reading Comprehension section has 50 questions about reading passages.

  1. Writing(30 minutes)

The TOEFL PBT administrations include a writing test called the Test of Written English (TWE). This is one essay question with 250–300 words in average

IBT test is scored on a scale of 0 to 120 points.

Each of the four sections (Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing) receives a scaled score from 0 to 30.

The final PBT score ranges between 310 and 677 and is based on three sub scores Listening (31–68), Structure (31–68), and Reading (31–67)

Score grade validity – 2 yrs

Fee:  iBT US$ 160 to US$ 260 (depending upon the country)

PBT: US$ 180

Results:  Score reports are sent to your score recipients approximately 11 days after your test date.