Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), is a standardized test designed evaluate the English proficiency of people whose native language is not English. It is a mandatory test to be taken for admission into any course in the USA and Canada. Nowadays, the scope for its acceptability has crossed borders beyond boundaries.
TOEFL assesses the ability of non-native speakers of English to use and understand North American English as it is spoken, written, and heard in college and universities. We have the test available in a computer based format in India.
The TOEFL is developed and administered by the US-based "Educational Testing Service" (ETS). For the conduct of the test, ETS has appointed Testing Agencies in various countries, which act as their franchisee. In India, this agency is the "Sylvan Testing Services Pvt Ltd" which administers the test at 9 centers in the country, which are: Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, New Delhi, and Trivandrum. Computer based TOEFL is held all-round-the-year. The test is administered in the above cities five-days-a-week (Monday through Friday), twice-a-day. Registering at least three days in advance is mandatory.
Listening section : ( 30 - 50 quetions, Duration: 40 - 60 min )
Listening section measures the ability of the test taker to understand spoken English.
Structure section : ( 20 - 25 questions, Duration: 15 - 20 min )
Structure section measures the ability of the test taker to recognize standard written English.
Reading section : ( 44 - 60 questions, Duration: 70 - 90 min )
Reading section measures the ability of the test taker to understand short passages that are similar to the formats used in the academic texts.
Writing section : ( 1 Essay, Duration: 30 min )
Writing section measures the ability of the test taker to write in English on the given topic.
A good score in TOEFL plays a key role in admission as well as in obtaining financial aid in the form of teaching assistantships. The higher the score, the brighter are one’s chances with most U.S and Canadian universities. Maximizing the score thus becomes the key.
|Website||:||www.toefl.org http://www.ets.org/toefl/index.html(Online Registration for test)|
|Type of test||:||Computer Based Test, for a max score of 300|
|Number of sections||:||4 (Listening, Reading, Structure & Writing)|
|Duration||:||3 hours 30 minutes|
|Fee||:||US $ 130 test (CBT) US $ 15 Additional score report request|
|DD favoring||:||TOEFL-ETS, payable at Princeton (NJ), USA|
|To institutions||:||2-5 weeks|
|No. of tests||:||Throughout the year|
|Number of free score reports||:||4 to the universities and one to the applicant|
|Additional Score Report Fee||:||US $ 15 per report|
|Validity of Test Scores||:||2 Years|
|Decent Score Range||:||230-250|
Initially, the candidate needs to obtain a Test Bulletin. The Bulletin, which is supplied free of cost, can be obtained from the following sources:
The next step is Registration, which can be done in any one of the following ways:
1. Through E-Mail: Fill-in the form (INTERNATIONAL TEST SCHEDULING FORM) and send the same, along with payment by DD (only in the form of U.S Dollars) directly to the Regional Registration Centers of Sylvan in Delhi.
The address is:
Sylvan Testing Services Pvt. Ltd.
Senior Plaza, 160-A, Gautam Nagar, Yusuf Sarai, Behind Indian Oil Building, New Delhi-110049, India.
Ph: (011) 2651-1649 Fax: (011) 2652-9741
2. Through Fax: Fill in the International Test Scheduling Form and fax the same to the Regional Registration Center - at least SEVEN DAYS prior to your first choice test date.
Note: You need to use your International Credit card, for payment in US $ only.
3. Through Phone: This is generally the fastest way to register. Also, you do not need a form to register by phone. Call the Regional registration centre in New Delhi (Phone No.: 011-26511649) at least 3 business days prior to your preferred test date. You will be given an appointment confirmation number, test date, reporting time and address of the test center.
Note: You will need an international credit card to register by phone and along with that you will need the following information to register by phone:
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