What is TOEFL?

Published On: 22 Mar 2012

 | Last Updated On: 12 Feb 2013

What is TOEFLAbout TOEFL - The TOEFL iBT® test, administered via the internet, is an important part of  journey to study in a english-speaking country. 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.

There are two formats for the TOEFL test. The format you take depends on the location of your test center. Most test takers take the TOEFL iBT test. Test centers that do not have internet access offer the Paper-based Test (PBT).

Who Takes the TOEFL iBT Test?

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.

  • 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

Who Accepts TOEFL iBT Test Scores?

More than 8,500 colleges, agencies and other institutions in over 130 countries accept TOEFL scores. For more information, including using your scores to satisfy visa requirements in Australia and the United Kingdom, how to find institutions that accept TOEFL scores, and more, see Who Accepts TOEFL Scores.

Where and when can TOEFL iBT Test be taken?

The TOEFL test has more test dates (30–40) and locations (4,500 test centers in 165 countries) than any other English-language test in the world. You can retake the test as many times as you wish.

What Does the TOEFL iBT Test Cost?

The cost of the test can range from US$160 to US$250 and varies between countries. For information on registration, fees, test dates, locations and formats, select your test location.

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