Course Description

The TOEFL test is used to gauge language skills. Your TOEFL results assist the admissions team in determining if your English language proficiency is sufficient for enrolment in the program of study you have chosen if you are applying to a college where English is the language of instruction. Because more than 5000 universities in 90 countries recognize these scores, the test is highly well-liked.

TOEFL Format

The TOEFL is administered online, thus the term TOEFL iBT (Internet-Based Test). A range of reading, listening, speaking, and writing assignments are included in the four-and-a-half-hour test.

Students will be required to mix all four skills—reading, listening, speaking, and writing—across the course of the exam. For instance, pupils can be required to:

  1. After reading and listening, respond to a question by writing.
  2. After reading and listening, respond to a question by speaking.
  3. After hearing the question, respond by speaking.

Details on the TOEFL Exam

ETS TOEFL Exam Types: The ETS TOEFL offers two types of English proficiency exams. i.e., TOEFL iBT (internet-based exam) and TOEFL iBT (paper-based exam) (TOEFL PBT).


The TOEFL-iBT test is the most popular, with over 90% of students opting for the internet-based format. The TOEFL-iBT exam is divided into four sections: speaking, listening, writing, and reading. Students are required to complete all portions using a computer with a microphone and camera. Because the iBT test pattern lacks a specific portion to assess applicants’ grammar skills, the writing section is closely scrutinized. (* PBT is not accessible in Nepal) ETS TOEFL – PBT The TOEFL PBT is an English language test that is administered on paper. This test is available to students who do not live near an internet-based testing center. The TOEFL PBT test structure differs from the iBT test in that it includes a separate essay part. The recordings in the PBT’s listening part are shorter than those in the IBT.


Section TOEFL Score Range Proficiency Level
TOEFL Reading Section 0-30 Poor (0–14)
Average (15–21)
Average (15–21)
TOEFL Listening Section 0-30 Poor (0–14)
Average (15–21)
Average (15–21)
TOEFL Speaking Section 0-30 Poor(0–9)
Below average (10–17)
Average (18–25)
Proficient (26–30)
TOEFL Writing Section 0-30 Poor – Below average (1–16)
Above average (17–23)
Proficient (24–30)
TOEFL Total Score 120


Total TOEFL Score Percentile
120 100
119 99
112 97
108 93
104 88
100 81
96 74
92 67
88 59
84 51
80 44
76 37
72 31
68 25
64 20
60 16
56 13
68 25
64 20
56 13
52 10
48 8
44 6
40 4
36 3
32 2
28 1
24 1
20 0
16 0
12 0
8 0
4 0
0 0


118-120 9
115-117 8.5
110-114 8
102-109 7.5
94-101 7
79-93 6.5
60-78 6
46-59 5.5
35-45 5
32-34 4.5
0-31 0-4

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. The most popular way to register is online through the ETS website, although there are also options for phone and regular mail registration.

  1. In the US, test-takers must pay a registration cost of $195. In other nations, registering to take the TOEFL can cost up to $300. There is more data accessible regarding TOEFL costs.

  1. Sure, you can pause the test and resume it later from where you left off.

  1. No. You may only attempt each practice test once.

  1. A score for each of the four sections can only be obtained if you finish the exam in its entirety. Your results will be available in 24 hours.

  1. Seldom will an entire test be repeated in its entirety; instead, only a small subset of the questions may be.


  1. More than 50 times a year, test centers all over the world offer the TOEFL iBT.

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