TOEFL Test Syllabus 2020
The TOEFL Stands for Test Of English as a Foreign Language, a computer based test started in 2000 .TOEFL is an online test designed to examine a candidate abilities and skills in English . TOEFL especially made to test the English Proficiency of people whose native language is not English.
However TOEFL is only to test English proficiency of the candidates and if you score high in TOEFL that does not insure and guarantee into any kind of admission offer But it is the compulsory to go the test is compulsory and cannot be surpassed.
TOEFL is held every year to analyze the comprehensive understanding of English among the students appearing for courses. TOEFL mainly assesses the reading, writing, listening and comprehending skills of the candidates.
TOEFL has two modes:
- TOEFL IBT (Internet Based Test)
- TOEFL PBT (Paper Based TEST)
TOEFL Test Syllabus & Exam Pattern
TOEFL is an exam of 4 hours comprises of following section:
The TOEFL syllabus has four sections
- Listening: Measures the ability to understand English as it is used in colleges and universities.
- Reading: Measures the ability to understand academic reading matter.
- Speaking: Measures the ability to speak English.
- Writing: Measures the ability to write in a way that is appropriate for college and university course work.
Now let us go through the detailed pattern of the TOEFL exam.
IBT TOEFL Test pattern
|Section||Type of Question||No. of Question||Duration|
|Reading||3-4 passages with 12-14 questions per passage.||36-70||60-80 minutes|
|Listening||4-6 lectures. 6 questions each, 2-3 conversations, 5 questions each||34-51||60-90 minutes|
|Speaking||6 tasks: 2 tasks to express an opinion on a familiar topic; 4 tasks to speak based on what is read and listened to.||6 tasks||20 minutes|
|Writing||1 task to write based on what is read and listened to; 1 task to support an opinion on a topic.||2 tasks||50 minutes (20 and 30 minutes respectively)|
PBT TOEFL Test pattern
|Section||No. of Question||Approx. time||Score Range|
|Listening Comprehension||50||30-40 minutes||31 to 68|
|Structure and Written Expression||40||25 minutes||31 to 68|
|Reading Comprehension||50||55 minutes||31 to 67|
|Writing (Test of written English)||1 topic||30 minutes|
TOEFL Test Eligibility
There are no limitation based on age or qualifications. So any one interested can take the test.
How to Apply for TOEFL Exam
Registration is available 3-4 months before the test date, but register early to reserve your seat.
Registering online is the easiest method go to www.ets.org/
The test fee depends on the test location you choose. TOEFL exam fees varies from US$160 to US$250.
Late registration fee for TOEFL : US$35
Rescheduling fee for TOEFL: US$60
Reinstatement of canceled scores: US$20
Additional score reports (per institution or agency): US$18 each
Speaking or Writing Section re-score: US$80 each
Returned personal check (paper or electronic): US$20
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