TOEFL stands for Test Of English as a Foreign Language. As the name implies, it is basically an English test for testing the proficiency of the language in an individual. The test system is managed by Educational Testing Services (ETS).
The test is used as an admission criterion for a non-English speaking person to enroll or study in universities in the United States of America. It is also used for getting scholarships for studying.
Previously there were two formats of TOEFL examination namely Computer Based Test (CBT) and Paper Based Test (PBT). Although PBT still exists in some parts of the world, CBT was totally replaced by the format Internet-Based Test (iBT) around the year 2006. The duration of the TOEFL iBT is 4 hours and it is divided into four subcategories:
The test scores are valid and can be used for two years from the date on which it is taken. The test dates, registration and the nearest TOEFL centre can be found from the ETS official website and the test is conducted around 50 times per year.
PBT is available only in selected locations. The duration of the test is 2 hours and 30 minutes and it is divided into four sections as given below:
The test fees in India for the TOEFL test is $165 and it varies depending on the location which can be found from the link TOEFL Location
Let’s start with the first.
The test score for TOEFL iBT varies between 0 and 120 points with 30 points allotted for each section. The minimum score requirement varies depending on the university and it may range from 61 to 109 points. Usually the universities will have a different set of values for UG (Under Graduate ) and Graduate admissions. The score for PBT varies between 310 and 677.