Test Preparation | TOEFL



Students looking for an admission in US universities and colleges need appearing for the TOEFL test. This measures the ability of non-native speakers of English to use and understand English as it is spoken, written and heard in native countries. At present more than 4,500 colleges and universities, accept TOEFL scores.

The TOEFL test is administered 12 times a year; in other words, once a month, either on Friday or Saturday. The test is timed for each section and uses multiple-choice questions with four possible choices for each question.

Section 1 Listening Comprehension

This section evaluates your understanding of spoken English in North America. This section has three parts. You will have 35 minutes to answer 50 questions.

Part A          30 questions
Part B          8 questions
Part C          12 questions

Section 2 Structure and Written Expression

This section tests your understanding of the structure and usage of standard English grammar. This section is divided into two parts. You will have 25 minutes to answer 40

Part A          15 questions
Part B          25 questions

Section 3 Reading Comprehension

This section measures your understanding of reading passages with academic contents. You will have 55 minutes to answer 50 questions.

Although there is no passing or failing score for TOEFL, generally a score of 400 is considered low and a score of 600 or above excellent. Each college, university, or institution has its own TOEFL score admission requirement. The score required varies depending on the field of study (non-technical or technical) and the program (two-year, undergraduate or graduate) for which you are applying. A score of 400 or above for a two-year program, 500 or above for an undergraduate program, and 550 or above for a graduate program is generally required.

Test Type Testing Parameter Full Marks Minimum Requirements
Computer-based TOEFL Test(cBT) Listening, Structure, Reading & Writing 300 173 (UG) 213 (G)*
Paper-based TOEFL Test(pBT) Listening, Structure, Writing & Reading 676 500 (UG) 550 (G)*
Internet-based TOEFL Test (iBT) Speaking, Listening, Reading, & Writing 120 60 (UG) 80 (G)*