TOEFL

Test of English as a Foreign Language

TOEFL
Acronym TOEFL
Type Internet-based or paper-based standardized test.
Developer / administrator Educational Testing Service
Knowledge / skills tested Reading, listening, speaking and writing of the English language.
Purpose Testing the English language proficiency of non-native English speakers for academic and other purposes.
Duration Internet-based test (iBT): 3 hours 10 minutes to 4 hours 20 minutes (excluding 10-minute break in-between).
Paper-based test (PBT): 2 hours 20 minutes to 2 hours 30 minutes.[1]
Score / grade range iBT:
0 to 30 (in 1 point increments) on each of the 4 sections. So total of 0 to 120.
PBT:
Listening: 31 to 68, Structure: 31 to 69, Reading: 31 to 67. Total of 310 to 677. Writing (separate): 0 to 6. (All in 1 point increments.)
Score / grade validity 2 years
Offered iBT: More than 50 times a year.[2]
Restrictions on attempts iBT: Can be taken only once in any 12-day period.[3]
Countries / regions 4500 test centers in 165 countries.[2]
Languages English
Annual no. of test takers (?)
Prerequisites / eligibility criteria No official prerequisite. Intended for non-native English speakers.
Fee iBT: US$ 160 to US$ 250, depending on the country.
PBT: US$ 160.
Scores / grades used by Over 9000 universities, agencies and other institutions in over 130 countries.