TOEFL iBT test evaluates student ability to use and understand English at the higher academy level. TOEFL iBT test also assesses how well one can combine the listening, reading, speaking and writing skills to perform educational activities.
TOEFL iBT is greatly accepted English-language test worldwide and a considerable number of institutions mainly more than 8,500 institutions in over 130 countries accept TOEFL scores.
This test is appropriate as it tests the English skills in the manner as one may read a passage from a textbook and listen to a lecture and then speak or write in response, just like one would in a classroom.
The registration fess of the test can range from US$160 to US$250 and varies between countries. Detailed information about the test dates, location and registration fess can be found http://www.ets.org/Media/Tests/TOEFL/tclists/IBT_a.html
In the TOEFL iBT test a student will get four scaled section scores and a total score:
- Reading Section 0–30
- Listening Section 0–30
- Speaking Section 0–30
- Writing Section 0–30
- Total Score 120
Scores will be posted online approximately 10 days after the test date and are valid till 2 years
Structure of the Test
|Reading||Read 3 or 4 passages from academic texts36-56 Questions||60- 80 minutes|
|Listening||Listen to lectures, classroom discussions and conversations34-51 Questions||60-90 minutes|
|Speaking||Speaking in more detail regarding a familiarizedarea of interest or based on reading & listening tasksEncompasses brief questions6 Tasks||20 minutes|
|Writing||Essay responses based on reading and listening tasks2 Tasks||50 minutes|
Duration of the test is four and a half hours