One of the most important exams for taking entry into any college or university of U.S is TOEFL (Test of English as a foreign language). If you are not permanent citizen of USA then this exam is necessary for taking admission in any graduate and undergraduate courses.
Who conducts This Test?
Every year the test of TOEFL is conducted by ETS- Educational testing services. ETS has more than 4500 centers in 165 countries around the world. ETS is established in the 1947. The score of TOEFL is valid for 2 years.
Why do I Need TOEFL
Good TOEFL scores are necessary thing for those students who wish to study in English speaking countries. This is an international test and more than 6,000 universities and colleges accept the TOEFL scores for checking the English proficiency of candidates. The main objective of the TOEFL is to judge the English proficiency of candidates.
Eligibility For TOEFL
Any person who has passed 10+2 examination is eligible for giving TOEFL exam. You can give the TOEFL exam in two different format internet based test or paper and pen based test. However, internet based test is more popular as compared to paper pen based test. The internet based test is called TOEFL IBT and takes 40 times in a year on the other hand pen and paper based test is called TOEFL PBT and it administrate approximately six times in a year.
Structure of TOEFL
The TOEFL exam is not an easy exam. It consists of four parts named as Reading, Writing, listening and speaking. You have four hours to complete the TOEFL exam. For getting a good score, the candidate should have very good knowledge about grammar, idioms, listening along with vocabulary. In listening exam, there are four to six academic lectures for listening and you have to give an answer of 5-6 questions from each listening. The duration of the written exam is 50 minutes and candidate has to write the answer of each passage heard on the tape. The TOEFL exam is based on the following parts- Listening Comprehension, Structure and Written Expression, Reading Compression along with test of written English.
Fees Structure of TOEFL
The fees of TOEFL exam is near about $150 to $225. The fees structure of TOEFL exam will depend upon the center conducting the test.