Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL ) is a standardized set to measure the English language ability of non-native speakers wishing to enroll in English-speaking universities. The test is accepted by many English-speaking academic and professional institutions. TOEFL is one of the two major English-language tests in the world, the other being the IELTS.

TOEFL is a trademark of the Educational Testing Service (ETS), a private non-profit organization, which designs and administers the tests. ETS issues official score reports, sent independently to institutions, for two years following the test.


Sections Time Limit Questions Tasks
Reading*  60–80 minutes  36–56 questions Read 3 or 4 passages from academic texts and answer questions.
 Listening  60–90 minutes  34–51 questions Listen to lectures, classroom discussions and conversations, then answer questions.
 Break  10 minutes  –
 Speaking  20 minutes  6 tasks Express an opinion on a familiar topic; speak based on reading and listening tasks.
 Writing  50 minutes  2 tasks Write essay responses based on reading and listening tasks; support an opinion in writing.

*Current registration fee for iBT is $180

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