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Frequently Asked Questions - TOEFL

July 2016

What is the TOEFL Test?

If you are thinking about studying in an English speaking University, and English is not your first language, you need to take the TOEFL. Taking the TOEFL is a great way to test your level of English and is required by many Universities and Colleges, for entry into their programs.

What skills are tested in the test?

There are four sections on the TOEFL; Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing. The test measures your level of English proficiency in all four of these skills, and English-speaking institutions use your scores to determine if you would be able to succeed in their academic environment.

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What kinds of questions are found on the TOEFL iBT?

A major part of questions on the TOEFL iBT are multiple choice questions. There will be directions on the screen for the other types of questions.

The cost to take the TOEFL varies between countries. The cost ranges from US$150 to US$225.

How long is the testing session?

The TOEFL iBT lasts for four hours, which is inclusive of the break between the Listening and Speaking section.

How long does it take to get my TOEFL score?

You will receive an email letting you know when your scores are available; TOEFL scores will be available approximately 10 days after your test date.

How long is the TOEFL score valid for?

The TOEFL score is valid for a period of 2 years.

How many times can I take the TOEFL test?

You may take the TOEFL test as many times as you wish, but no more than once in any 12-day period.

When should I register for the TOEFL?

You must register for the test seven days before the test date. Considering TOEFL test dates fill up quickly during the desired times, you should opt for registering for a date two to three months in advance.

Can I change the date or cancel my registration?

In order to receive a refund, you must reschedule or cancel your test three days before your test date.

What is the difference between the TOEFL ITP and the TOEFL iBT?

The test skills differ in both the TOEFL ITP and TOEFL iBT. The TOEFL ITP is a paper- based test and uses 100 percent academic content to evaluate the English-language proficiency of non-native English speakers. All questions are multiple choice and students answer questions on an answer sheet. Test skills are evaluated in three areas: Listening, Writing and Reading.

The TOEFL IBT test is an internet based test, and is administered via the Internet; it is an important part for study in an English speaking country. The skills measured here are: Listening, Speaking, Reading, And Writing.

What do I need to bring on the test day?

You will have to carry a valid photo ID, along with your registration confirmation which includes your registration number. No mobile devices or personal items will be allowed inside the testing room.

Can I order additional score reports?

Yes you can, for a fee. Your registration fee includes the cost of sending four official score reports to universities, institutions or agencies that you select before you test.

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Also read: Things You Should Know Before You Give TOEFL Test

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