TOEFL Overview

Non-Native English speaker planning to study in USA, should take mandatory test to show English proficiency. One such test is TOEFL – Test of English as Foreign Language.

TOEFL is administered by ETS.

TOEFL iBT test measures your ability to use and understand English at the university level.

TOEFL iBT evaluates your ability to to listen, read, speak and write at university academic tasks.

There are two formats for the TOEFL test depending on the location of your test center.

TOEFL iBT test (internet based test)
Paper-based Test (PBT)

TOEFL iBT Test Sections

Section Time Limit Questions Tasks
Reading* 60–100 minutes 36–70 questions Read 3–5 passages from academic texts and answer questions.
Listening 60–90 minutes 34–51 questions Listen to lectures, classroom discussions and conversations, then answer questions.
Break 10 minutes
Speaking 20 minutes 6 tasks Express an opinion on a familiar topic; speak based on reading and listening tasks.
Writing 50 minutes 2 tasks Write essay responses based on reading and listening tasks; support an opinion in writing.