TOEFL Preparation – Eligibility and All You Need to Know About Exam

TOEFL is an exam on computers conducted by ETS with sole focus on testing candidates’ knowledge of English needed for studying, work, or migration abroad. TOEFL Registration is accomplished by abiding by simple steps. The TOEFL Exam Fee in India is about INR 15,417.08​.

The time frame duration of TOEFL is about 3 and a half hours. TOEFL comprises three versions – Computer-based, iBT, as well as PBT. The last one is only operational in the regions or areas where there is lack of internet.

The TOEFL Exam pattern consists of four sections: Reading, listening, speaking, as well as writing. The TOEFL score range is between 0-120 and every section has a score limit of 0-30. In the COVID-19 pandemic, ETS provided TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition because the test centers were closed.

This version of the TOEFL iBT home edition had the same syllabus as the original exam. Candidates do not get a hard copy of the TOEFL scorecard, but in a span of 6-10 days of the test, the online report was available on the official website. Students can get TOEFL Scholarships on the basis of score in the exam.

TOEFL iBT Home Edition

TOEFL iBT is a preferable choice by many candidates due to convenience as well as usage of fewer sources. Now ETS has set the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition for the persons finding it tough to go to the TOEFL test centers. The at-home edition is available throughout the world other than Mainland China as well as Iran. The format is the same as the general TOEFL exam, and also in the area of scoring method. The test is supervised by a human proctor from ProctorU.

Compulsory Requirements for TOEFL iBT Home Edition:

  • Desktop or laptop
  • See in case the browser can be downloaded or installed
  • Operate the ProctorU equipment check
  • Use internal or external speakers only

TOEFL ITP Plus for China 

Since GMAT test centers in China have ceased to operate since some time, the joint effort conducted by ETS and TOEFL program has given birth to TOEFL ITP program for China Solutions providing a fusion of same pattern of TOEFL paper-delivered test ITP Level 1 test with a short, unscored video speaking interview conducted by Vericant. Candidates need to check the official website for updates on this.


More than 9000  universities globally accept TOEFL scores as a first requisite for proficiency in English language. Indian students go for this language proficiency test to test their Reading, Listening, Speaking, as well as Writing skills. Candidates go for TOEFL for multiple reasons like a high school degree, bachelor’s degree, job, or higher education. Indian students go for TOEFL over IELTS because of an appreciable score in this language test.

The good part is you do not have interviews in this process and tests can be scored anonymously. As per ETS, Indians got an average of 24 out of 30 in Speaking, Writing, as well as Listening. In the Reading section, Indian candidates get the least score due to their intense vocabulary. With an overall score of 95, candidates can secure TIER 2 colleges in the USA as well as Canada without obstacles.

TOEFL Eligibility 

To appear in TOEFL, ETS did not mention any compulsory eligibility criteria for TOEFL. Before registration, candidates should read guidelines on the official website. 

  • Age Requirements: ETS, the TOEFL exam’s conducting agency, has not put an age limit for students who want to take the exam.
  • Education Qualifications: While ETS has not put academic credentials compulsory for qualifying TOEFL, Candidates need to have completed their 10+2 from an accredited board for applying to colleges abroad for higher study.

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