The TOEFL test is the most widely respected English-language test in the world, recognized by more colleges, universities and agencies in Australia, Canada, the U.K. and the United States. Wherever you want to study, the TOEFL test can help you get there.
Types of TOEFL
The TOEFL iBT test, administered via the Internet, is offered more than 50 times a year at ETS-authorized test centers throughout the world. The TOEFL PBT test, administered in a paper-based format, is being phased out and is currently offered only in areas where testing via the Internet is not available.
TOEFL iBT Test Scores
Your scores are based on your performance on the questions in the test. You must answer at least one question each in the Reading and Listening sections, write at least one essay, and complete at least one Speaking task to receive an official score. For the TOEFL iBT test, administered via the Internet, you will receive four scaled section scores and a total score:
Reading Section (Score of: 0–30)
Listening Section (Score of: 0–30)
Speaking Section (Score of: 0–30)
Writing Section (Score of: 0–30)
Total Score (0–120)
In addition to your scores, your test taker score report also includes performance feedback that is a reflection of your performance level and a description of the kinds of tasks that test takers within the reported score range can typically do.
There is no passing or failing TOEFL score; individual higher education institutions and agencies set their own score requirements. TOEFL scores are valid for two years after the test date and there is no limit to the number of times you can take the test, 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 within 12 days of your existing appointment.