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    TOEFL is an international examination carried out to test the English language skills of aspirants. The test evaluates the listening, reading, communication and on paper skills of candidates to perform scholastic tasks in foreign countries. TOEFL is conducted in two formats, as an internet based and a paper-based format. The test score has validity for a period of 2 years. It is carried out 30 – 40 times at authorized test centers throughout the globe.

    Structure and Pattern of TOEFL

    Separate listening, communication, reading and on paper tests are conducted as part of the TOEFL test. In the speaking test, two self-reliant and four integrated questions will be given to aspirants to express their opinion on a familiar topic. The time duration is 30 seconds to get ready and maximum 1 minute to respond. The listening test comprises of questions on additional native English accents and it may last for a time period of 1 – 1.30 hours. In the reading test, 5 passages will be given from academic texts that may count around 700 words. It will last for a time period of 60 – 100 minutes. There will be two essay type questions in the TOEFL written test.

    Qualification Criteria for TOEFL

    There is no specific qualification required to apply for the TOEFL test. Aspirants who wish to carry out undergraduate or postgraduate studies in English speaking countries may have to clear the TOEFL test.

    Application Procedure for TOEFL

    The application procedure for the TOEFL test is solely web-based. Applicants have to primarily register for the test through the online modes by logging on to the TOEFL official website and following the instructions therein. Aspirants can register for the TOEFL test any time of a day, as it provides 24 hours service. However, they have to register for the exam, 7 days before the test.

    Test Centers: The TOEFL test is conducted in both online and offline ways. It is carried out in 4500 locations in about 165 countries.

    Official Information of TOEFL
    • Address: TOEFL Services, Educational Testing Service, P.O. Box 6151, Princeton, NJ 08541-6151, USA.
    • Telephone Number: 1-609-771-7100 or 1-877-863-3546, 1-609-771-7714
    • Website URL: http://www.ets.org

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