TOEFL or the Test of English as a Foreign Language is an English proficiency test that is undertaken
by students who want to study abroad in English speaking countries. TOEFL is conducted by ETS
(Educational Testing Services) to judge candidates who are proficient in all four academic
English skills: Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing.
The TOEFL exam can be undertaken in the computer delivered method called the TOEFL iBT or internet-based
test. TOEFL exam can now be taken on paper. Also ETS has launched TOEFL Home Edition for students to take
the exam from the safety of their homes.
TOEFL scores are commonly accepted by the American and Canadian universities and educational institutions abroad.
TOEFL is undertaken by students who want to study overseas. If you want to pursue higher education from
an overseas university, you can take TOEFL. Qualifying the TOEFL exam will open doors for several scholarship
options and help you clear your visa application procedures.
TOEFL exam is one of the most preferred English language tests for lakhs of Indian students. Furthermore,
the TOEFL scores are accepted in over 11,000 institutions and universities throughout the world. Countries
like the USA, UK, New Zealand accept TOEFL scores for admission into their universities.
The test is a medium to assess and judge a student’s reading, writing, speaking,
and listening abilities in the English language.
Types of TOEFL Exams?
TOEFL test is held in three formats
TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test),
TOEFL Test on Paper and
TOEFL Home Edition.
The TOEFL iBT is a preferred mode of the exam and represents more than 98% of the TOEFL tests given
worldwide. The TOEFL Test on Paper has been re-launched keeping student safety and the pandemic in
mind. And the third, TOEFL Home Edition is the TOEFL iBT test that is conducted from the safety of the
home with a proctor to supervise during the entire duration of the TOEFL test.
What is TOEFL iBT?
TOEFL Internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT) is the online version of the TOEFL test. India has TOEFL exam
centres in all its major cities. Students prefer TOEFL iBT as it is convenient.
What is the TOEFL Test on Paper?
The TOEFL iBT Test on Paper is a convenient way of taking the exam. This version of the TOEFL has
been launched in selected countries including India. The exam is taken in 2 sessions and will be
delivered on paper.
The TOEFL Reading, Listening, and Writing sections are taken on paper at a test centre. The TOEFL
Speaking section is taken at home on the computer and supervised online by a human proctor. It is
important for the test taker to have the necessary environment at home before taking
the speaking test.
What is TOEFL Paper Based Test (PBT)?
TOEFL paper based test is discontinued from 2021. However, the scores of the test will remain valid
for 2 years.
What is TOEFL Home Edition?
ETS has set certain standards for students who want to take the TOEFL Home Edition. This test was
designed during the covid pandemic to ease the way students take the test.
Candidates who have passed their 10+2 from a recognized board are eligible to take the TOEFL iBT.
Apart from this there is no eligibility criteria set by the ETS for students who want to take the TOEFL...Click Here