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TOEFL Exam - Fees, Dates, Tips, Results & Scores

TOEFL is a Test of English as a Foreign Language that measures how well non-native speakers of English can analyze and understand University level English as the Educational Testing Service administers it. For students who want to enrol in any overseas university or college, this test is accepted by more than 11,500 Universities and other institutions in over 190 countries and territories. A good exam score is necessary for admission to top-ranking colleges/universities in the USA, UK, Australia, etc.

Moreover, there are four sections in TOEFL, such as reading, writing, speaking and listening, and section of this test is scored on a scale of 0-30, and the total score is the sum of the scores of all four sections. The maximum possible score is 120. The content of the TOEFL is designed to reflect the language used in academic settings, and it covers a wide range of topics, including science, history, literature, and social science. The TOEFL score is valid for up to 2 years from the test date.

Under the requirements set for the SDS program for Canada Visa, the test-takers need to show their IELTS score because TOEFL is not accepted under the SDS category.

Name Test Of English As a Foreign Language
Acronym TOEFL
Conducted By ETS India
Eligibility Minimum Class 12th and have Passport
Test Duration 2 hours
Pen and Paper based
Computer-based Exam
Required For English Proficiency Exam
Fees ₹16,900
Validity 2 years
Result 8 days after Exam
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The TOEFL exam is taken in more than 160 countries and accepted by 11,500 universities and colleges worldwide. However, the minimum score requirement varies from degree to degree and depends on the university. This exam is usually given by International students of Non-English speaking countries to prove their English language skills and be admitted to universities of English-speaking countries.


To be eligible for the TOEFL exam in India, you must have a valid passport and pass Class 12 from any recognised school or college. Despite this, there are no specific eligibility criteria for this exam.

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There is no specific syllabus for the TOEFL exam, as this is an English language proficiency test. You have to show your skills in the English language. The ETS will test your Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking skills through different question types, and you have to answer in the given time. Try to correct as many answers as possible because you will get the score based on your correct answers, and there is no negative marking.

Exam Pattern

There are four sections in this test. In the reading section, you have to read 2 passages and answer 20 questions within 35 minutes. In the listening section, you will hear the long and short conversations in which they ask you multiple questions. Test takers must write two tasks in the writing section and show their writing skills. In the speaking section, there are four tasks in which you have to talk about a familiar topic very clearly and fluently.

Reading 35 minutes
Listening 36 minutes
Writing 29 minutes
Speaking 16 minutes


The TOEFL iBT exam fee in India is Rs 16,900, and it can be paid using Online payment methods such as UPI, NetBanking, Debit/Credit cards etc. You can also use e-Vouchers available at discounted prices to book your exam without any hassle. If you reschedule or cancel your test, then you must pay an additional fee for the same.


To register for the TOEFL exam in India, you have to visit the official website of ETS India and need to Signup for the account. This account can be used to book and manage your exam and view the test results. If seats are available, you can book up to 48 hours before the scheduled time slot.

Exam Dates

The TOEFL exam is held more than 60 times yearly in India, and ETS India has more than 30 test centres. Depending on your convenience, you can choose any date, but be early to book the preferred time slot to avoid last-minute hassles and unavailability.

Results & Score

The TOEFL exam results are available in your ETS account after the 4-8 working days of the exam, and the exact result date will be displayed on your screen after the exam. You will know about the declaration of your result by email. By logging in to your ETS account, you can check your result or in the mobile app of TOEFL. The TOEFL scores are valid for two years.

The maximum in the TOEFL iBT test is 120 overall and 30 in each module.

Types of TOEFL Exam

There are 3 types of TOEFL exams, and TOEFL iBT is the most widely accepted.

  • TOEFL iBT: This is the latest version of TOEFL, widely accepted among top universities worldwide. The computer-based exam is conducted at a Test Center for extra security and compliance.
  • TOEFL (Paper Based): This is a pen-and-paper-based edition of the exam, discontinued in April 2021 in many countries, and TOEFL iBT is introduced in place.
  • TOEFL Home Edition: This computer-based exam can be attempted anywhere, including at Home. However, its acceptance by Universities and Institutions is significantly less than TOEFL iBT.

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TOEFL accepted by IRCC

The IRCC Canada has officially accepted the TOEFL as the Acceptable English Proficiency Exam for Study Visa under the SDS program. A minimum overall score of 83 is required to be eligible.

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