TOFEL, which can be defined as "Test of English as a foreign language" and is being accepted by various international institutions. This has been organized to check the proficiency of an individual who is willing to study in abroad. Marks criteria have been set by all the countries and the validity of marks will be 2 years. Currently, TOFEL is being accepted by 10,000 colleges in 130 countries.
The TOEFL IBT test measures your ability to use and understand English at the university level. And it evaluates how well you combine your reading, listening, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks.
Score/grade validity: 2 years
Scores/grades used by: More than 10,000 colleges, agencies and other institutions in over 130 countries.
Knowledge/skills tested: Reading, listening, speaking and writing of the English language
Countries/regions: 4,500 test centers in 165 countries.
Prerequisites/eligibility criteria: No official prerequisite. Intended for non-native English speakers
Purpose: To assess the English language proficiency of non-native English speakers
Compared to other English-language tests, the TOEFL test includes a number of advantages that help you stand out from other applicants.
More TOEFL scores are sent to U.S. and Canadian universities than all other English-language tests combined.1
More TOEFL scores are sent to German and French universities than any other English-language tests.1
The TOEFL test is the English-language test most preferred by universities in the United States, France and Germany, and by graduate programs in Canada.1
90% of TOEFL test takers surveyed got into their 1st or 2nd choice university.2
Only the TOEFL test prepares you for the academic English requirements of a university. Test questions combine reading, listening, speaking and writing skills just as in an academic classroom. Studying for the TOEFL test helps ensure you arrive at university better prepared than others who have not taken the TOEFL test.
There are no unfair TOEFL test centers, because tests aren’t scored there. Tests are only scored through a centralized scoring network. The crucial Speaking section uses multiple human raters who do not know test takers’ identities. This prevents the bias that can occur in other tests that use a face-to-face interview with a single rater.
More than 35 million people from all over the world have taken the TOEFL test to demonstrate their English-language proficiency. The average English skill level ranges between Intermediate and Advanced.
TOEFL scores are accepted by more than 10,000 universities and other institutions worldwide, including universities in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the U.K., the United States, and across Europe and Asia. It is the English-language test most preferred by universities in the United States, France and Germany, and by graduate programs in Canada.
The TOEFL test has over 50 test dates per year at authorized test centers around the world. You can retake the test as many times as you wish, but you cannot take it more than once in a 12-day period. If you already have a test appointment, you cannot register for another test date that is within 12 days of your existing appointment. The registration fee is due each time you register for a test date.
This retake policy will be enforced even if a violation is not immediately identified (for example, inconsistent registration information).