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Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is a premier English-language proficiency test administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) — world’s largest private nonprofit educational testing and assessment organisation headquartered in New Jersey (USA). While the TOEFL exam is widely conducted online through the Internet (TOEFL iBT), the pen-and-paper mode (paper-delivered mode) is also made available for locations where it is not feasible to conduct computer-based test. 

Designed to measure all the four communication skills — reading, listening, speaking, and writing, TOEFL iBT is preferred by educational institutions worldwide. Over 11,500 universities and institutions in over 160 countries accept TOEFL scores for admission, jobs, and immigration purposes. 

TOEFL iBT is conducted more than 60 times a year and can be taken at designated test centres. Availability of test dates and exam centres can be checked at the time of registration. 

TOEFL score is valid for a period of two years from the date of the test. 


Being an English language proficiency test, there are no specific eligibility criteria for the TOEFL iBT exam; anyone looking to study, work or immigrate abroad can take the TOEFL. However, the applicant must meet the institute-specific TOEFL eligibility criteria or minimum section-wise or overall marks as mandated by the institute applied for. 

The minimum TOEFL scores prescribed by universities may vary from one institute to another. 


TOEFL Test pattern

Sections – Four sections: Reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Duration – Approximately 3 hours, with each section allotted fixed time. There is a 10-minute break after the reading and listening sections. 

Reading: Questions 30–40 questions

                Duration – 54–72 minutes

                Reading 3 or 4 passages from academic texts and answering questions.


Listening: Questions: 28-39

                 Duration – 41-57 minutes

                 Answer questions about brief lectures or classroom discussions. 

10 minutes break

Speaking: Questions: 4 tasks 

                    Duration – 17 minutes

                     Talk about a familiar topic and discuss material you read and listened to


Writing: Questions: 2 tasks

               Duration – 50 minutes

              Read a passage, listen to a recording, type your response. 


TOEFL 2022 Application process

Mode of Application : Online and Offline

Mode of Payment : Credit Card | Debit Card

TOEFL registration 2022 can be done in any of the following three ways:

Online through one’s ETS account

By phone

By mail

Online registration is the most common, fastest, and easiest method. TOEFL 2022 registration is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


TOEFL Online Registration 2022

Steps to register for the TOEFL iBT Test

Step 1 – Creation of applicant account

Create a candidate account by entering personal information like name, date of birth, and gender. Next, enter a current email address for correspondence, and furnish an address and phone number. The candidate will also be prompted to enter a username and password to create the account.

Step 2 – Select a test centre and date

The TOEFL iBT test is conducted more than 60 times a year at designated test centres. To search for a suitable test date and convenient test centre, click on TEST CENTRE search bar.

Then enter a location and then select a 2-month period during which to take the test.

The two-month period can be any consecutive two months (say, January – February, February – March, March – April, etc)

Based on the selections made, a list of available test dates and corresponding test centers will be displayed on the screen.

To check availability of seats for a test centre, click on the “Show Test Times and Register” option given against the test centre.

Finally, select a test centre and date


Step 3 – Complete registration

Choose a score recipient with whom TOEFL scores will be shared once score are available. A maximum of four universities can be selected without any additional cost, except for exam fee.

To add more institutes, a fee of US$20 per institute has to be paid.


TOEFL Registration 2022 – By Phone

To take the TOEFL iBT test in an exam centre located in the US, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico or Canada, call at +1-443-751-4862 or 1-800-GO-TOEFL (1-800-468-6335).

For any other location, the applicant should call the Regional Registration Center (RRC).


TOEFL Registration 2022 – By Mail

Download the TOEFL 2022 Registration Form

Fill the form using Black/Blue pen ink.

Choose a payment method from available options.

Send the completed TOEFL 2022 application form along with payment receipts to the address mentioned on the form or to the Regional Registration Centre. 

Completed applications must reach the admission office at least four weeks before the test date.

TOEFL Results

TOEFL iBT scores are usually accessible online around six days after the test date. It can be viewed by logging into one’s ETS account. Candidates are notified about the availability of the TOEFL score through their registered email accounts.

TOEFL scores are valid for a period of two years from the date of the exam. So, once the PDF score reports are available, download and get a printout of the scorecard. PDF score reports are usually ready for download within eight days of the test.

For more information, visit the official ETS website

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