The TOEFL iBT® test, administered via the Internet, is an important part of your journey to study in an English-speaking country. In addition to the test, the ETS TOEFL Program provides tools and guides to help you prepare for the test and improve your English-language skills.
The TOEFL iBT test measures your ability to use and understand English at the university level. And it evaluates how well you combine your listening, reading, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks.
More than 27 million people from all over the world have taken the TOEFL test to demonstrate their English-language proficiency. The average English skill level ranges between Intermediate and Advanced. The purpose of test is:
- Students planning to study at a higher education institution
- English-language learning program admissions and exit
- Scholarship and certification candidates
- English-language learners who want to track their progress
- Students and workers applying for visas
The TOEFL iBT® test is given in English and administered via the internet. There are four sections : listening, reading, speaking and writing which take a total of about four and a half hours to complete.
During the test, you are asked to perform tasks that combine more than one skill, such as:
- Read, listen and then speak in response to a question
- Listen and then speak in response to a question
- Read, listen and then write in response to a question
TOEFL iBT Test Format
|Reading||60-80 minutes||36-56 questions||Read 3 or 4 passages from academic texts and answer questions.||0-30|
|Listening||60-90 minutes||34-51 questions||Listen to lectures, classroom discussion and conversations, then answer questions.||0-30|
|Speaking||20 minutes||6 tasks||Express an opinion on familiar topics, speak based on reading and listening tasks.||0-30|
|Writing||50 minutes||2 tasks||Write essay response based on reading and listening tasks, support an opinion in writing.
The test you take may include extra questions in the Reading or Listening section that do not count toward your score. These are either questions that enable ETS to make test scores comparable across administrations or new questions that help ETS determine how such questions function under actual testing conditions.
Please read the timing instructions for the Reading Section carefully. The instructions will indicate how many passages you will receive and the amount of time you have to respond to questions for those passages. Be sure to pace yourself so that you have time to answer all the questions.
A Standard English language (QWERTY) computer keyboard is used for the test. We recommend that you practice typing on a QWERTY keyboard before taking the test.
one question Your scores are based on your performance on the questions in the test. You must answer at least each in the Reading and Listening sections, write at least one essay, and complete at least one Speaking task to receive an official score. For the TOEFL iBT® test, administered via the Internet, you will receive four scaled section scores and a total score:
- Reading Section (Score of: 0–30)
- Listening Section (Score of: 0–30)
- Speaking Section (Score of: 0–30)
- Writing Section (Score of: 0–30)
- Total Score (0–120)
In addition to your scores, your official score record also includes performance feedback that is a reflection of your performance level and a description of the kinds of tasks that test takers within the reported score range can typically do.
There is no passing or failing TOEFL® score; individual higher education institutions and agencies set their own score requirements. TOEFL scores are valid for two years after the test date and there is no limit to the number of times you can take the test.
|Exam Fee||Test Validity||Full Marks||Minimum Requirement|
|US $ 160||2 Years||iBT – 120||70 ( UG*) & 80 ( G*)|
- UG – Undergraduate, G – Graduate
Local Test Center in Nepal
You can see list of authorized test centers in Nepal by visiting website: www.ets.org
|Fee Structure & Duration|
|Admission & Placement Test||Rs. 1000|
|Course Fee||Rs. 9,500|
|Duration||6 weeks ( Monday to Friday)|
|Note: This course fee includes study materials and 4 mock tests.|
The TOEFL® test measures the ability of non-native English speakers to use and understand the English language as it is heard, spoken, read and written in the university classroom.
More than 8,500 colleges, universities and agencies in 130 countries accept TOEFL scores.
The TOEFL iBT test is given on fixed dates, 30 to 40 times a year. Select your test date and location.
Yes, the test is given in one day. The test takes about four hours, but with check-in you should plan to be at the test site for at least four and one-half hours.
Yes, you can retake the test as many times as you wish. There is no passing or failing test score — score requirements are set by each higher education institution or agency.
- It’s the most highly respected around the world
- It’s the most widely accepted
- It’s the most accurately measured
- It’s the most fair and unbiased
- It offers the most testing locations
Costs depend on the test location you choose. Usually, the cost ranges from US$160 to US$250. For more information on registration fees, locations, test dates and test formats, see www.ets.org
The TOEFL iBT test provides scores in four skill areas — Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing — and a total score:
- Reading 0–30
- Listening 0–30
- Speaking 0–30
- Writing 0–30
The total score is the sum of the four skill scores.
ETS reports scores for two years after the test date.