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The TOEFL test measures the ability of non-native English speakers to use and understand English as it’s read, written, heard and spoken in the university classroom.
If you want to study at an English-speaking university or program, no other test can get you to as many destinations around the world as the TOEFL test.
Test Format
In most test centers worldwide, you’ll take the TOEFL iBT® test on a computer. However, the TOEFL test is administered as a paper-based test (TOEFL® PBT) in a few places where testing via the Internet is not available.
The TOEFL test measures all four English-language skills. It takes about four hours.
Section    Time Limit    No. of Questions    Overview
Reading    60—80 minutes    36—56 questions    Read passages, then respond to questions
Listening    60—90 minutes    34—51 questions    Listen to lectures or a classroom discussion, then respond to questions
BREAK    Relax for 10 minutes
Speaking    20 minutes    6 tasks    Speak into a microphone about familiar topics and discuss material you read about and listened to
Writing    50 minutes    2 tasks    Read a passage, listen to a recording and then type your written response
About TOEFL iBT ® Scores:
•    Score requirements are set by individual colleges and universities.
•    You’ll receive a score from 0 to 30 for each section and a total score of 0 to 120 for the entire test.
•    Scores are valid for 2 years after your test date.
•    You can try for a better score as many times as you’d like—there are unlimited retakes. (You just can’t take the test more than once in a 12-day period.)
Getting and Sending Your Scores:
•    Your scores will be ready in 10 days, and you can view them easily online.
•    A paper score report will be mailed to you if you select that option when you register.
•    Scores are sent free to up to 4 institutions that you select prior to your test day.