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Computer based TOEFL Test & FAQs

About TOEFL computer based test:

TOEFL Test Computer based is taken by those aspirant students who plan to further their studies in English Speaking Countries. TOEFL Full form is “Test of English as Foreign Language”. This measures your ability to communicate and understand English at academic environment. Some student also appear for IELTS

Listening Reading, Writing, Speaking are the skills which are tested in TOEFL test format. TOEFL (Test of English as Foreign Language) is one of the most trusted examinations which is accepted by 9000 institutions in 130 countries across the world.

 TOEFL Test format:

TOEFL Test section No. of questions Total no. of questions Timing
Reading 3-4 passages, 12-14 questions each 36-42 60-80 minutes
Listening 4-6 lectures, 6 ques. Each

2-3 conversations, 5 ques. Each

 lectures 24-36

Conversations10-15

Total: 34-51

60-90 minutes
Break 10 minutes
Speaking 6 tasks:

Two independent

Four integrated

—— 20 minutes
Writing 1 Integrated task

1 Independent task

 —– 20 minutes

30 minutes

TOEFL Reading Section:

Reading section in TOEFL Test has two formats viz. long and short. It is the short format; number of passages given will be 3 to solve within 60 minutes however long format contains 4 passages to be solved in 80 minutes.

Very rarely, 5 passages may appear on the test with the time limit of 100 minutes. All passages are of academic nature.

TOEFL Test
TOEFL Test

TOEFL Listening Section:

TOEFL Reading section of the test has two formats like reading that is Long and short. Long format will be 90 minutes long with which will have 6 lectures and 3 conversations and short will be merely 4 lectures and 2 conversations. Audio recording will be played in North American, British, Australian or New Zealand.

Note: If Reading test has a long format, Listening will have a short one and vice versa.

TOEFL Writing Section:

This section is 50 minutes long which is divided in two tasks.

Task 1 Task 2
Integrated essay Independent essay
This task must be written between 150 to 225 words in 20 minutes. There is no penalty for writing more number of words.

 

For this task students are subjected to a reading passage and a recording which is 2 to 3 minutes long. Both passage and recording are based on the same theme however, content discussed within will differ. Students are required to integrate response from passage and recording and then type it on their computer screen.

Recording will be played once but they can see the passage on the left side of the computer screen.

This task needs to be completed in 30 minutes with the words ranging from 300- 350. No penalty for longer responses.

 

For this task, students are presented with an issue, or an argument on which they have to share their views or present a solution, or agreement or disagreement.

 

This does not contain a passage and recording as in task 1.

Skills test in writing are; grammatical range and accuracy, vocabulary, logical flow of ideas, Formatting, and completion of task.

TOEFL Speaking Section:

This section is 20 minutes long. And this is divided into 6 tasks:

Task 1 Independent speaking topic with 15 seconds to prepare and 45 seconds to record response in the microphone.
Task 2 Independent speaking topic with 15 seconds to prepare and 45 seconds to record response in the microphone.
Task 3 Integrated topic based on campus environment: Read a topic+ Listen to a conversation and based on this respond to the question asked. 30 seconds preparation and 60 seconds to record a response will be provided.
Task 4 Integrated topic based on academic environment: Read a topic+ Listen to a conversation and based on this respond to the question asked. 30 seconds preparation and 60 seconds to record a response will be provided.
Task 5 Integrated topic based on campus environment: In this part of the speaking, students have to listen to a recording and based on which they have to record their answer. 20 seconds preparation time and 60 seconds to respondwill be allotted.
Task 6 Integrated topic based on Academic environment: In this part of the speaking, students have to listen to a recording and based on that, they have to record their answer. 20 seconds preparation time and 60 seconds to respond will be allotted.

TOEFL Fees Structure:

Registration TOEFL Fees may differ as per country
Late registration US$40
Rescheduling US$60
Reestablishment of annulled scores US$20
Supplementary score reports (for each institute or agency) US$19 each
speaking or writing test score evaluation US$80
Speaking and Writing test score evaluation US$160
Reverted individual check (either paper or electronic) US$20

Use this link for registration as there is no walk in registration for the exam. Link HERE.

TOEFL Frequently asked questions:

  1. How many times can the TOEFL test be repeatedly taken by the TOEFL TEST taker?

TOEFL test can be taken as many times as the candidate wishes to take. Nevertheless, there must be a gap of 12 days after the result of previous test have been declared.

  1. Is it possible to order additional TOEFL test reports?

Yes, it is possible by paying 19 dollar for each TOEFL Test report.

  1. Is it possible to take refunds in case not of not appearing for the TOEFL test?

It is possible to withdraw your registration no later than 4 full days before TOEFL test date and take a reimbursement which will be half the original test fee paid. Refunds will be in U.S. dollars. Refunds are not available in cash.

  1. When is the right time to register for the TOEFL test?

Registration must be done as early as possible. Register for TOEFL Test at least 3 to 4 months before to reserve your seat. Your TOEFL test date have to be 2 to 3 months beforehand your initial admittances application or other cut-off date.

  1. Are students allowed to make notes during the TOEFL test?

Yes, they are. Students can take notes all through the full TOEFL test. But they are not allowed to take the notes outside the TOEFL test centre in order to maintain complete security.

  1. What do students need to carry on TOEFL test day?

Nothing more than a legal ID proof which has student’s name, latest photograph and signature will be accepted.

They must mention ID information before registering and the ID proof must be exactly the same which was mentioned during registration for TOEFL Test

  1. Do not forget to do this on your TOEFL test day:

Reach 30 minutes before scheduled time of the TOEFL test. If you reach late, the TOEFL Test centre reserves all rights to not allow you to take up the TOEFL test and also, you cannot claim for the refunds.

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You are not allowed to carry any electronic devices inside the TOEFL test room, if found with them, you will be terminated from the TOEFL test.

All the Best!

Aparna Sakhare

an instructor with MyTrustedTutor.com

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