These tests your English speaking skill and you need to give anyone of these standardized tests to apply for universities or to enter English speaking nations. Tests mainly on four areas of English: Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing. It is a standard test to check your proficiency in English if you aspire to pursue any academic degree in an English Speaking country like USA or UK.
Score accepted by 7,500 institutions& agencies in over 130 countries; nearly 1 million individuals appear annually at 4,500 test centers in 165 countries; 30-40 test dates; 73 test centers in India, usually held on Saturdays & Sundays.
Versions & Format :
Two formats: TOEFL IBT (Internet-based test) and TOEFL PBT (paper-based test)
About Test :
IBT test has four sections, all given in one day and takes about 4 ½ hours; you can retake the test as many times as you wish.
Cost of Test :
IBT fee in India ranges from US $180 to US $250 which includes examinee score report and up to 4 official score reports.
Test Support :
ETS offers a variety of free preparation materials to help you get ready for the TOEFL test.
Test Scores :
No pass/fail test score. Score requirements set by each education institution; for IBT: total score is between 0–120. Scores posted online within 2-weeks of the test date.
ETS reports scores for two years after the test date; one can request a rescore up to 3-months after your test date.
Most widely available test; most commonly used test among American institutions; uses American English for academic environment simulation.