TOEFL or Test of English as a foreign language is a popular English proficiency exam opted by students to pursue their studies in a foreign country. This exam is accepted in all North American Universities. This test is conducted by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Nations where English is the de facto official language, the TOEFL exemption is granted automatically.

TOEFL in short, is designed for non-native English speakers who prefer to study abroad. This test is conducted more than 50 times a year.

Every test has a gap of at least 12 days. TOFEL is now applicable in around 130 countries. Almost ten thousand agencies, institutions, and colleges of these countries accept TOEFL. It’s available in both iBT and PBT format.

TOEFL 2020 Highlights

TOEFL website
Fee US $ 160 – US$ 260,
Late Registration Fee Fine US$40 Fine
Rescheduling Fee Fine US$60
Speaking and writing section score review US$80 individually
Grade validity 2 years
Duration (iBT) 3 hours 10 minutes
(PBT) 2 hours 20 minutes


Registration for TOEFL is a simple and hassle free online process.

Steps to register for the TOEFL Exam:

  1. Visit the website of ETS for TOEFL
  2. Click on Login at
  3. Select your country, it will redirect you to the type of test you prefer on taking.
  4. Choose your Test Type and Select Book Now.
  5. Choose the Date, Place, and Module(Academic/ General)
  6. Accept the terms and Conditions
  7. Make the payment, and you are registered for a TOEFL Exam.

TOEFL Eligibility

Student and Professionals also opt for these exams. There’s no specific age limit for the test. Candidates who have completed high school or have done some course similar can appear for the test. Candidates should have a passport which is valid to present as proof of identity at examination time.

TOEFL Exam Pattern

TOFEL have 4 sections namely – Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening. Test is based on the candidates flexibility in the language. The result is declared after 10 days of giving the test. iBt test format is as follows:

Section Duration Description
Reading 60 to 80 minutes 36 -56 Questions. You have to read the passage, comprehend them and then answer the questions accordingly.
Listening 60–90 minutes 34 -51 questions. The answer are present in the lectures that will be read out.
Break 10 minutes
Speaking 20 minutes Contains 6 tasks where you have to express your views on the given topic.
Writing 50 minutes You’d have to write essays with opinions seconding them with facts.


TOEFL scores are calculated by human raters as well as computers to ensure the reliability. The scorecard states your score range in all the four sections. The total of all the four scores come to between 0 and 120.

Section Score Range Levels of score
Reading 0 to 30 High – Above 22 | Fair – Above 15| Low – Below 14
Listening 0 to 30 High – Above 22| Fair – Above 15| Low – Below 14
Speaking 0 to 30 High – Above 26| Fair – Above 18| Low – Below 10
Writing 0 to 30 High – Above 24| Fair – Above 17| Low – Below 16
Total 0 to 30 Average is 80

Who accepts the TOEFL exam?

Almost all the Universities and Colleges in the USA including Harvard, California, and Boston look up to the TOEFL scores as a means of selection. It is also accepted in Germany, UK, France, Canada, and New Zealand.

TOEFL Scholarships

ETS has sponsored approximately 14 TOEFL Grants and Awards. They have spent approximately US$105,000 as a scholarship for outperforming students in China, India, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. The following are the Grants and Awards given away by the ETS every year:

  1. Foreign or second language research, teaching or assessment
  2. International higher education

Below are the TOEFL grants:

  1. English-language Researcher/Practitioner Grant Program
  2. Small Allowances for Doctoral Research in Second or Foreign Language Assessment
  3. TOEFL Committee of Examiners Research Grant
  4. TOEFL Committee of Examiners Grant Recipients
  5. TOEFL Young Students Series (by YSS) Research Grants
  6. TOEFL Awards (by application)
  7. TOEFL Awards (by nomination)
  8. TOEFL Award (applications reviewed by TESOL as part of conference proposal process)

TOEFL Test Centers

TOEFL exams are held in various cities in India. A candidate is free to choose his/her own desired location. In India, 39 cities conducts TOEFL iBT.

Indo American Education Society
Education USA Advising Center 3rd Floor,
Office No. 1 & 2, 3rd Floor,
Sun Square, Nr. Hotel Regenta Antarim,
Ahmedabad – 380 009.
Prometric Testing Pvt Ltd
Dr. VPR Nagar,
Off Tambaram Sriperumbudur Road,
Manimangalam Post,
Chennai – 601 301
119/25A Mahatma Gandhi Marg,
Civil Lines,
Allahabad – 211 001
Prometric Testing Pvt Ltd
3rd Floor Tower B Prestige Shanti Niketan,
White Field ITPL Road Bangalore South Taluk,
Bengaluru – 560 048
Billabong High International School – Bhopal
Beyond Bhadbhada Neelbad,
Bhopal – 462 044
Prometric Testing Pvt Ltd
Millennium City,9th Floor Block DN-62,
Sector V, Salt Lake Kolkata – 700 091
Saint Kabir Public School – Chandigarh
Sector 26 – Computer Lab,
Chandigarh – 160 019
The Doon School
Mall Road,
Dehradun – 248 001
Sacred Heart College
Sacred Heart College Computer Lab,
Thevara Cochin – 682 013
Gurgaon NCR Region
Prometric Testing Pvt Ltd
Iris Tech Park, Tower A, 2nd Floor Sector – 48 Sohna Road,
Gurgaon – 122 018
Knowledge Institute of Technology
KIT Campus,
Kakapalayam Salem – 637 504
ANCONS International – Coimbatore
#15, Sethuram Bldg, G. Flr Sundaresa Layout Lane,
Adj IOB Race Course Br. Trichy Road,
Coimbatore – 641 018
Prometric Testing Pvt Ltd
9th Floor, Unit – 2, Kapil Towers IT Block,
Survey No 115/1, IT Park, Hyderabad – 500 032
ANCONS International – Hyderabad
Kaizen Imperial Heights,, Umanagar Near Lifestyle,
Begumpet Hyderabad – 500 016
Shri Vaishnav Polytechnic College
MOG LINE – Ground Floor
Indore – 452 002
Kalvi Institute Private Ltd – Jaipur
Katewa Nagar Ext Gujar Kithari,
New Sanganer Road, Jaipur – 302 019
Prometric Testing Private Limited
C/o Dnyan Ganga Edu Trust
Ghodbunder Road, Thane West – 400 615
Study Overseas Counseling Center “Floville”
St. John’s Avenue,
Opp. Wellingdon Catholic Gymkhana,
Near Khar Subway, Santacruz (West),
Mumbai – 400 054
Council For American Education
A-260 Defence Colony
New Delhi – 110 024
NIMT Information Centre – Delhi
F3, First Floor, CSC2,
DDA Market, Above Mother Dairy,
G Block Preet Vihar,
Preet Vihar, Delhi – 110 092
Itechnoplus Education And Solution Pvt Ltd
1st Floor, Pratiksha Bhawan,
BSNL Exchange Compound,
Opp. Shiv Mandir, Khajpura, Bailey Road,
Patna – 800 014
The Lexicon International School – Pune
Lexicon Estate, Gat No. 726
Pune Nagar Highway,
Bakori Phata Wagholi,
Pune – 412 207
Sahrdaya College of Engineering and Technology
PB No 17,
Kodakara PO,
Thrissur – 680 684
ANCONS International -Tirupati
Arch Road Above Syndicate Bank Bldg,
Tirupati – 517 501
Kalvi Institute Private Limited – Trichy
10th Cross Street,
Pon Nagar, Trichy – 620 001
Spring Dale Senior School
Fatehgarh Churian Road,
Amritsar – 143 001
MeritTrac Pvt Ltd – Vadodara
Meraki Edutech 4th Floor, Carnation Complex,
Opposite Pizza Hut Race Course Cir, Vadodara – 390 007
ANCONS International – Vijayawada
Tadikonda Elites, Opp. A Convention Center, Labbipet,
Vijayawada – 520 010
ANCONS International – Visakhapatnam
503, Kamakshi Residency,
Sheela Nagar Main Road Opp. Vikas Junior College,
Visakhapatnam – 530 0012
ANCONS International – Warangal
G.Floor, Behind ICICI Bank,
# 1-1-504, Edavelly Complex Chaitanyapuri Colony Main Rd., Kazipet,
Warangal – 506 001
Kalvi Institute Private Ltd – Gwalior
132 Sharda Vihar Colony,
New High Court Road City Center Gwalior
ConquerIT Consultancy Services – Nizamabad
Behind Vijay Theatre Police line,
Nizamabad – 503 001
BVC College of Engineering
Palacharla Rajanagaram Mandal,
East Godavari District – 533 104
Prometric Testing Pvt Ltd
7th Floor, KEK Towers,
Thiruvananthapuram – 695 010
Kalvi Institute Private Ltd – Puducherry
231/2 Subramaniyan Street,
Opposite Ashok Theatre, Villianur,
Puducherry – 605 110

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