What is TOEFL IBT?

What is TOEFL IBT?

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Overview of TOEFL IBT?

TOEFL is one of the renowned English proficiency tests for a non-English native country student who wishes to study abroad. TOEFL is the trademark of Educational Testing Service (ETS). ETS introduced this examination to execute abroad studies and designed this examination in 1964. Mostly this exam is very much famous in USA and CANADA, Germany and France give more preference to TOEFL. Previously it introduced in CBT (computer-based test) and PBT (paper-based test). In 2005, ETS launched IBT (internet-based test), that replaced CBT. PBT or paper-based still in use selected areas. Students prefer mostly IBT over PBT.

Exam pattern and duration –

TOEFL IBT has 4 sections that are reading, writing, listening and speaking. But for PBT it consists of reading, writing listening and structure. Both the duration of the exams is different, IBT usually takes 4hours to complete and PBT 3 hours. The students after 10+2 who willing to go for abroad study can apply for a TOEFL exam. This exam happens 5 times in every month. So, according to your comfort, you can choose your one.

Now, talking about the 4 segments of TOEFL. Reading examination takes 60-80 minutes to complete. This section has 3- 4 passages, Student need to answer all in one word. It is given like multiple-choice format. This section contains 30 marks.

Listening is audio consisting, here mostly audio about classroom-based or conversation-based. The student should listen carefully and give the answers accordingly. Answers can be in one word or multiple choice. This section is question number 34-51 mostly. This section also contained 30 marks. Time considers for 60-90 minutes for this section.

Speaking is the most important section. In this section, you can show your ability to speak and communicating English so that you can make examiners understand that you are able to converse with the people and it won’t be a problem for you to live in English native country. This section contains 6 topics where you have to answer logically, topic and opinion-based. This section contains 30 marks. Speaking is for 20 minutes.

Now coming to the last segment, writing part. Writing part takes 50 minutes to complete. Here the student will provide audio, and student should listen and gather information and write it down. They will get one independent writing also. The student has to complete within time.

In concluding the section, this TOEFL IBT is for 120 marks. So if you get marks within 84-110, it will consider the great marks. Sometimes while applying a student need to check whether there is any individual score mentioned.

How many days result are valid?

TOEFL result is valid for 2 years only. So when you are sure that your preparation is well enough and ready to apply for the university, appear for the examination.

How to book an exam –

Once you are ready for the examination you can go for online booking for the exam. You can check the website, and according to date, you can book your slot by filling up the application and then payment by online. One should keep this mind you need to fill all the details carefully as a passport. You should keep some ID proofs like passport, signature, and photo as your primary id.

Examination fees depend upon the region you choose, it is USD 160- 250. In India, it’s 12, 750(approximate, can be increased).

If you are looking to crack the TOEFL iBT exam then you can search and enrol different courses offered by the different instructors or institution across the world You can search the courses from our marketplace. If you are doing self-preparation then you can check the different books you can buy online.

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