Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL):
TOEFL is a trademark of the Educational Testing Service (ETS), a private non-profit organization, which designs and administers the tests. ETS issues official score reports, sent independently to institutions, for two years. Internet-based test
Since its introduction in late 2005, the TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) format has progressively replaced the computer-based tests (CBT) and paper-based tests (PBT), although paper-based testing is still used in select areas. IBT: Can be taken only once in any 12-day
Validity: 2 years
Test Fees: 170 US$
Grade range iBT: 0 to 30 (in 1 point increments) on each of the 4 sections. So total of 0 to 120.
Knowledge / skills tested: Listening, reading, writing and speaking of the English language
Purpose: To assess the English language proficiency of non-native English speakers
Result :10 days after test
Most people take the TOEFL to get admission into colleges and universities where English is used or required. Some people take the TOEFL to fulfill the requirements of a government department, licensing board, certification agency, or scholarship program. TOEFL is recognized by more than 9,000 colleges, universities and organizations across 130 counties including USA, UK, Australia and Canada.