TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language

TOEFL ® is designed for non native English speakers and tests basic understanding of English reading, speaking and listening and writing capabilities. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is a qualifying exam. Most Universities specify a minimum TOEFL score, which varies. Even within same University, different departments may have different scores. A List is provided at out TOEFL Cutoff page.

TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) has four sections of 30 marks each, Reading, Speaking, Listening and Writing. The maximum score is 120. Most top US Universities have a TOEFL iBT cutoff ranging between 75 to 100. TOEFL Paper-based Test (PBT) is offered in locations where iBT is not offered. The PBT has a rather unusual maximum score of 677.

If your TOEFL score is below the minimum, do not apply to that University. You may find another equally good University with a lower TOEFL requirement. If your TOEFL score is very high, it is nice but it does not help much. Well, it does not help at all.

ETS offers free practice tests for iBT

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