Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is the test which aims at measuring the English language skills of non-native speakers who wish for getting admissions into English speaking universities. TOEFL Exam is developed and administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS). TOEFL Test Dates & Exam Pattern is discussed below.
TOEFL Test Dates:
TOEFL Exam evaluates the reading, writing, speaking, listening skills of the candidates. TOEFL Exam is conducted in two formats.
- Internet-based test
- Paper-based test
TOEFL Exam can be taken 50 times in a year. Candidates should register the TOEFL Exam in the official website of ETS @ https://www.ets.org/. The test dates of TOEFL Exam are as follows:
|Test Dates||Mail-in Registration Deadline||Online Registration Deadline||Approximate Score Report Mailing Date|
|14 October 2017||28 August 2017||15 September 2017||1 December 2017|
|11 November 2017||25 September 2017||13 October 2017||13 December 2017|
|7 April 2018||19 February 2018||9 March 2018||9 May 2018|
NOTE: TOEFL Exam can only be taken by the candidates whose native language is not English. TOEFL Exam can be taken fifty times in a year but not more than once in a period of twelve days. To know the test centers visit the ETS website.
TOEFL Exam Pattern:
TOEFL Exam can be written either in online mode or offline mode. The duration of TOEFL Exam is 4 and 1/2 hours. The time duration may vary for Paper-based test.
TOEFL Exam Pattern for the Internet-Based Test :
|Reading||60-80 minutes||3-5 passages, each containing 12-14 questions|
|Listening||60-90 minutes||6-9 passages, each containing 5-6 questions|
|BREAK||10 minutes||Mandatory break|
|Speaking||20 minutes||6 tasks|
|Writing||50 minutes||2 tasks|
TOEFL Exam Pattern for Paper-Based Test:
|Reading Comprehension||55 minutes||50 questions about reading passages|
|Listening||30-40 minutes||3 parts-
i. 30 questions about short conversations
ii. 8 questions about longer conversations
iii. 12 questions about lectures and talks
|Structure and Written expression||25 minutes||15 exercises of sentence completions and 25 exercises of identifying errors|
|Writing||30 minutes||One essay question with 250–300 words in average|
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