The test of English as foreign language or the TOEFL, is most widely accepted English language test in the world, administered by the ETS, and recognized by more than 9000 colleges in more than 130 countries in the world
The TOEFL is an internet based test, testing you on your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, and the TOEFL test is given on fixed dates, given more than 50 times a year. and the test takes more than 4 hrs t complete , you cannot take it more than once in a 12-day period. If you already have a test appointment, you cannot register for another test date that is within 12 days of your existing appointment , and the cost of the test varies between 170$ to 250$ varies from country to country.
Once the test is completed, after a duration of 2 weeks , you will receive the scores, in separate sessions, with all the categories from 0 to 30 , with the total score of 120. It is mandatory in most of the universities that each band width cannot go lower than 20 per test, There is no passing or failing in the TOEFL scores, where , any score less than 70 is not accepted in most of the universities. TOEFL scores are valid for two years.
Scores of the TOEFL test can be sent to 4 universities before the test, and additional score reporting can be done after the test for a fee. The reading and the listening are scored by the computer, the reading session has a academic texts and answering questions, the listening session has lectures , class room discussions and conversations. The speaking session has ETS certified test scorers rate responses and evaluate how well you develop your topic and deliver your message in English and the writing session will test you on grammar, vocabulary, accuracy and completeness, which are tested by human raters or the e raters