TOEFL (TEST OF ENGLISH AS THE FOREIGN LANGUAGE) is one of the prerequisite exams if you wish to study abroad.


Exam Pattern&Syllabus​

Reading: 54-72 minutes

The reading section of the test consists of 3-4 multiple-focus passages. Each passage consists of 10 questions. The scores for this portion of the test can range between 0 and 30. You can take a look at the TOEFL practice test for reading right.

Listening: 41-57 minutes

This section contains 3 to 4 lectures, such as classroom discussions. Each lecture is around 3-5 minutes long, you will be asked 6 questions based on these lectures. Also, You will get to listen daily life conversations, you’ll be asked 5 questions at the end of each conversation. The accents used in the listening portion are those of native-speakers from North America, you might also hear some accents from Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom.

Speaking: 17 minutes

This section consists of 4 tasks. You will be assigned 1 independent task to express your opinion on a topic you’re familiar with. You’ll have 30 seconds to prepare your response. Apart from that, you will have 3 integrated speaking tasks based on reading and listening. You’ll have 1 minute to prepare your response. The total time allotted to this section is 17 minutes. You’ll be scored out of 0-4 points, and then your points will be converted to a scale between 0 to 30. An example of the speaking section can be found here. This example is 11 seconds long and you have 45 seconds to respond.

Writing: 50 minutes

You’ll have two tasks in this section of the test.

Section 1- An integrated task based on what is read and heard. 

Section 2- An independent task to support an opinion on a topic. 


The total score for the TOEFL test can range from 0 to120. The administers responsible for checking the test include a combination of Certified Educational Testing Service. You will receive your scores online 6 days after you have taken the test. You may get a hard copy of the reports within 11 days of your exam.


What is TOEFL?

Test of English as a foreign language

How can I register for TOEFL?

The preferred registration method is ETS website

After I have registered, Can I change my test date and centre to a different one?

Yes, Changes are allowed after once registered

How is the TOEFL graded?

The reading and listening sections are graded by computer. Speaking and writing sections are graded by experts

What is considered a “good” score on the TOEFL?

A total of 100 ( with 25 in each section) is a good enough score

What am I allowed to bring to the TOEFL test centre?

Personal items are allowed to the test centre but not allowed to exam room

What is the difference between IELTS and TOEFL?

TOEFL questions are mostly multiple choice, while IELTS tests have many types of questions throughout, including short answer, small essays. Further, TOEFL being entirely computer-based means you won’t have to interact with an actual human

Which country requires TOEFL scores?

TOEFL scores are accepted in universities across 150 countries including the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, and Canada