The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is a test for English proficiency. The Educational Testing Services (ETS) is the authority for designing and administrating the test within US and outside. The TOEFL test is taken up by people whose native language is not English.
The TOEFL test is taken to measure the applicant’s ability to read, write and speak English. The colleges and universities where official language for teaching is English, considers TOEFL as a boundary line to pick up students who will be able to cope up with the curriculum.
TOEFL is taken up in about 180 countries. The test is taken up in two formats – TOEFL – iBT (TOEFL - Internet Based Test) and TOEFL - PBT (TOEFL - Paper Based Test). Earlier TOEFL - CBT (TOEFL - Computer Based Test) used to be taken but now it is out.
The TOEFL test can be taken up by anyone. But it is advisable for high school students and college students only as the level of test in quite high. TOEFL exam is taken up for testing the fluency and proficiency in English language. The TOFEL score is also requested by higher education funding organization to verify that the student is capable of studying in that university.
TOEFL is also required for visa process if you are not from English speaking country. The only objective is to check whether you will be able to grasp English once you are in English speaking country.
TOEFL test is exempted for some students depending on certain criteria.
Test Pattern: TOEFL Internet Based Test includes Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing. Validity of course is for two years.
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