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  Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)  
 

The TOEFL is a standardized test that measures the English proficiency of students who are non-native speakers of English, intending to study in an institution where medium of teaching and learning is English.

The Students who are specially applying for the USA and Canada are advised to take this test. However, TOEFL is accepted by most institutions around the world. There are three versions of TOEFL tests and students can prepare and register for any version available as per their interest and availability of the test at test centers located within the country.

The TOEFL has the following format:

 
 
  Internet Based Next Generation TOEFL (iBT) Computer Based TOEFL (CBT) Paper-Based TOEFL(PBT)
Test Time 4 hours 3.5 hours 3 hours
Integrated Task Yes No No
Note Taking Yes No No
Computer Tutorials No Yes NA
Computer Adaptive No Listening and Structure are computer-adaptive NA
Listening
  • 4-6 lectures, some with classroom discussion (each 3-5 minutes long, 6 questions each)
  • 2-3 conversations (each 3 - 5 minutes long, 5 questions each)
  • Introduction of additional native English accents
  • Time: 6 to 90 minutes
  • 11-17 dialogues (1 question each)
  • 2-3 short conversations (each up to 1 minute long, 2-3 questions each)
  • 4-6 mini-lectures and discussions (each up to 2 minutes long, 3-6 questions each)
  • Time: 40-60 minutes
  • 3-4 mini talks (each 60-90 seconds long, 3-5 questions each)
  • 2-3 extended conversations (each 60-90 seconds long, 3-5 questions each)
  • 30-40 dialogues (each 5-15 seconds long, 1 question each)
  • Time: 30 - 40 minutes
Speaking
  • 6 Tasks
  • 2 independent tasks - express an opinion on a familiar topic
  • 4 integrated tasks - speak based on what is read and heard
  • Up to 30 seconds to prepare the response and up to 1 minute to respond
  • Time: 20 minutes
None None
Reading
  • 3-5 passages from academic texts
  • Approximately 700 words long
  • Includes multiple-focus passages (compare/contrast, cause/effect)
  • 12-14 questions for each passage
  • Time: 60-100 minutes
  • 4-5 passages from academic texts (250-350 words long)
  • 11 questions per passage
  • Time: 70-90 minutes
  • 5 passages from academic texts (250-350 words long)
  • 10 questions per passage
  • Time: 55 minutes
Writing
  • 2 Tasks
  • 1 integrated task - write based on what is read and heard
  • 1 independent task - support an opinion on a topic
  • Typing required
  • Rating: 0-5 points
  • Time: 50 minutes (20 minutes for integrated task and 30 minutes for independent task)
  • 1 Tasks
  • 1 independent task - support an opinion on a topic
  • Typing optional
  • Rating: 0-6 points, combined with Structure
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • 1 Tasks
  • 1 independent task (Test of Written English)
  • Rating: 0-6 points, reported separately on score report
  • Handwriting only
  • Time: 30 minutes
 
  • No grammar section, although grammar is evaluated in Speaking and Writing responses
  • 20-25 questions
  • Time: 15-20 minutes
  • 40 questions
  • Time: 40 minutes
 
     
  Other Information  
 
Exam Fee Test Validity Full Marks Minimum Requirement
US $140 2 Years cBT - 300
pBt - 677
iBT - 120
173 (UG*) & 213 (G*)
500 (UG*) & 550 (G*)
70 (UG*) & 80 (G*)
 
     
 

PCEC Pvt. Ltd provides a preparation course lasting for six-weeks on any versions of the TOEFL test for its students. The course duration is thirty two hours and the sessions are facilitated an hour a day at students' suitable timings. Students can enroll for any classes between 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM from Monday to Friday.

All our students have an opportunity of carrying out all their practice tests in the Self Accessible Lab. Every Sunday, teachers organize tests for the students on the computers in the lab to boost their self confidence. This practice also makes them well-acquainted with the test procedures and discards all kinds of fear prior to their real test.

Useful links for TOEFL:

  • www.ets.org (for more information about test & check for the test dates available in your preferred test centre)
  • www.ets.org/toefl/nextgen (for the more information about next generation TOEFL test)
 
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
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