TOEFL 2023 Application form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, and Dates

TOEFL stands for Test of English as Foreign Language which is a test that a foreigner from a non-English speaking country can participate in to prove his/her fluency in the English Language. Primary, this score is used by the universities to grant admission to foreign candidates. This exam is developed and conducted by Education Testing Services or ETS. In this article, we will discuss TOEFL 2023: Application form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, and Dates, etc.

Important Dates for TOEFL (Tentative)

January  
January 2022January 31, 2022
February
February 6, 2022February 10, 2022February 20, 2022
February 24, 2022February 26, 2022February 27, 2022
February 28, 2022  
March
March 6, 2022March 10, 2022March 13, 2022
March 14, 2022March 19, 2022March 24, 2022
March 27, 2022  
April
April 9, 2022April 10, 2022April 24, 2022
April 30, 2022 
May 
May 1, 2022May 8, 2022May 14, 2022
May 15, 2022May 22, 2022 
June
June 5, 2022June 18, 2022June 19, 2022
June 20, 2022June 26, 2022 

TOEFL Eligibility Criteria

The following are the eligibility criteria for the TOEFL examination-

  • There are no eligibility criteria as such but, the examination is conducted to provide the candidate admission into a university or institute
  • To take admission, the candidate has to meet criteria set by the respective university

TOEFL Registration

The following are the step-by-step method that you can use to get yourself registered for the TOEFL examination-

  • Visit the official website of TOEFL by following this link-https://www.ets.org/toefl
  • Now click on the ‘Register Now’ button followed by clicking on create account button
  •  A form will appear where you have to put in your details like email ID, phone number, etc. followed by clicking on the Next button
  • Now select the country of birth, native language, and country of resident followed by clickin on the next button
  • Accept terms and condiction followed by selecting details related to your education
  • Now, create a username, password and agree to the acknowledgement followed by the Next button
  • Now a form will appear, check for details and click on submit button to confirm
  • Now, you have to buy the TOEFL course by paying the below-mentioned fee which can be paid online
  • After payment, the applicant must take a printout of the receipt of payment and application form for future use

TOEFL Exam Fee Structure

The following are the free associated with the TOEFL examination-

CountryCost
US$195
Australia$300
India$180
Germany$245
South Korea$190

Extra Payments for TOEFL Test 2023 Exam

ItemFees
RegistrationCountry-specific
Late registration$40 (USD)
Reinstatement of canceled scores$20 (USD)
Rescheduling$60 (USD)
Additional score reports (per institution or agency)$20 (USD) each
Speaking and Writing Section score review$160 (USD)
Speaking or Writing Section score review$80 (USD)

TOEFL Exam Pattern

The following are the examination pattern for TOEFL examination-

SectionQuestionsDuration  Tasks
Reading30–4054–72 minutesReading 3 or 4 passages from the academic texts and answering questions based on them.
Listening28-3841-57 minutesListening to lectures, conversations, classroom discussions, and, then answer questions based on them.
Break: 10 minutes 
Speaking4 tasks17 minutesCandidates need to express their opinion on a topic familiar to them and speak based on reading and listening tasks.
Writing2 tasks50 minutesCandidates need to write essay responses based on reading and listening tasks, along with supporting the opinion in writing

TOEFL Syllabus

The syllabus for TOEFL is divided into four sections which are as follows-

Reading Comprehension

In this section, the candidates have to read 3-4 passages and answer the questions based on the passage. Here, the candidate’s ability to read will be tested.

Listening Section

The listening section is a multiple choice question where the candidate has to answer questions based on audio recording.

Speaking Section

The speaking section tests the conversation skill of the candidate. In this section, the candidate has to answer questions verbally in clear conversational English.

Writing Section

In this section, candidates writing skills will be tested. The candidate will be provided with a topic that is based on the above section only and writes in correct English.  

TOEFL Result & Test Scores

The following are the average scores and level of proficiency for analysis-

Skill/Score RangeLevel*
Reading Score Range 0–30Advanced (24–30)
high-intermediate (18–23)
Low-Intermediate (4–17)
Below Low-Intermediate (0–3)
Listening Score Range 0–30Advanced (22–30)
high-intermediate (17–21)
Low-Intermediate (9–16)
Below Low-Intermediate (0–8)
Speaking Score Range 0–30Advanced (25–30)
high-intermediate (20–24)
Low-Intermediate (16–19)
Basic (10–15)
Below Basic (0–9
Writing Score Range 0–30Advanced (24–30)
high-intermediate (17–23)
Low-Intermediate (13–16)
Basic (7–12)
Below Basic (0–6)
Total Score These are added together for a total score of 0–120

TOEFL Preparation Books

The following are the books that can be used for the preparation of TOEFL-

  • The Official Guide to the TOEFL iBT Test
  • Kaplan’s TOEFL iBT Prep Plus
  • Barron’s TOEFL iBT
  • Barron’s Essential Words for the TOEFL
  • Official TOEFL iBT Tests Volume 1
  • Test Prep Books’ TOEFL Preparation Book
  • Mometrix’s TOEFL iBT Secrets Study Guide
  • The Princeton Review’s TOEFL iBT Prep

TOEFL Test Centres across India 

The following are the list of Test Centres that you can select-

Ahmedabad Indo American Education Society Education USA Advising Center 3rd Floor, Office No. 1 & 2, 3rd Floor, Sun Square, Nr. Hotel Regenta Antarim, Ahmedabad – 380 009.Chennai Prometric Testing Pvt Ltd Dr. VPR Nagar, Off Tambaram Sriperumbudur Road, Manimangalam Post, Chennai – 601 301
Allahabad IPEM 119/25A Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Civil Lines, Allahabad – 211 001Bengaluru Prometric Testing Pvt Ltd 3rd Floor Tower B Prestige Shanti Niketan, White Field ITPL Road Bangalore South Taluk, Bengaluru – 560 048
Bhopal Billabong High International School – Bhopal  Beyond Bhadbhada Neelbad, Bhopal – 462 044Kolkata Prometric Testing Pvt Ltd Millennium City,9th Floor Block DN-62, Sector V, Salt Lake Kolkata – 700 091
Chandigarh Saint Kabir Public School – Chandigarh Sector 26 – Computer Lab, Chandigarh – 160 019Dehradun The Doon School Mall Road, Dehradun – 248 001
Kochi Sacred Heart College Sacred Heart College Computer Lab, Thevara Cochin – 682 013Gurgaon NCR Region Prometric Testing Pvt Ltd Iris Tech Park, Tower A, 2nd Floor Sector – 48 Sohna Road, Gurgaon – 122 018
Coimbatore Knowledge Institute of Technology KIT Campus, Kakapalayam Salem – 637 504 ANCONS International – Coimbatore #15, Sethuram Bldg, G. Flr Sundaresa Layout Lane, Adj IOB Race Course Br. Trichy Road, Coimbatore – 641 018Hyderabad Prometric Testing Pvt Ltd 9th Floor, Unit – 2, Kapil Towers IT Block, Survey No 115/1, IT Park, Hyderabad – 500 032 ANCONS International – Hyderabad Kaizen Imperial Heights, St.no.2, Umanagar Near Lifestyle, Begumpet Hyderabad – 500 016
Indore Shri Vaishnav Polytechnic College MOG LINE – Ground Floor Indore – 452 002Jaipur Kalvi Institute Private Ltd – Jaipur Katewa Nagar Ext Gujar Kithari, New Sanganer Road, Jaipur – 302 019
Mumbai Prometric Testing Private Limited C/o Dnyan Ganga Edu Trust Ghodbunder Road, Thane West – 400 615 Study Overseas Counseling Center “Floville” St. John’s Avenue, Opp. Wellington Catholic Gymkhana, Near Khar Subway, Santacruz (West), Mumbai – 400 054Delhi Council For American Education A-260 Defence Colony New Delhi – 110 024 NIMT Information Centre – Delhi F3, First Floor, CSC2, DDA Market, Above Mother Dairy, G Block Preet Vihar, Preet Vihar, Delhi – 110 092
Patna Itechnoplus Education And Solution Pvt Ltd 1st Floor, Pratiksha Bhawan, BSNL Exchange Compound, Opp. Shiv Mandir, Khajpura, Bailey Road, Patna – 800 014Pune The Lexicon International School – Pune Lexicon Estate, Gat No. 726 Pune Nagar Highway, Bakori Phata Wagholi, Pune – 412 207
Thrissur Sahrdaya College of Engineering and Technology PB No 17, Kodakara PO, Thrissur – 680 684Tirupati ANCONS International -Tirupati Arch Road Above Syndicate Bank Bldg, Bairagipatteda, Tirupati – 517 501
Trichy Kalvi Institute Private Limited – Trichy 10th Cross Street, Pon Nagar, Trichy – 620 001Amritsar Spring Dale Senior School Fatehgarh Churian Road, Amritsar – 143 001
Vadodara MeritTrac Pvt Ltd – Vadodara Meraki Edutech 4th Floor, Carnation Complex, Opposite Pizza Hut Race Course Cir, Vadodara – 390 007Vijayawada ANCONS International – Vijayawada Tadikonda Elites, Opp. A Convention Center, Labbipet, Vijayawada – 520 010
Vishakapatnam ANCONS International – Visakhapatnam 503, Kamakshi Residency, Sheela Nagar Main Road Opp. Vikas Junior College, Visakhapatnam – 530 0012Warangal ANCONS International – Warangal G.Floor, Behind ICICI Bank, # 1-1-504, Edavelly Complex Chaitanyapuri Colony Main Rd., Kazipet, Warangal – 506 001
Gwalior Kalvi Institute Private Ltd – Gwalior 132 Sharda Vihar Colony, New High Court Road City Center GwaliorNizamabad ConquerIT Consultancy Services – Nizamabad Behind Vijay Theatre Police line, Nizamabad – 503 001
EAST GODAVARI DISTRICT BVC College of Engineering  Palacharla Rajanagaram Mandal, East Godavari District – 533 104Thiruvananthapuram Prometric Testing Pvt Ltd 7th Floor, KEK Towers, Thiruvananthapuram – 695 010
Pondicherry Kalvi Institute Private Ltd – Puducherry  231/2 Subramaniyan Street, Opposite Ashok Theatre, Villianur, Puducherry – 605 110 

FAQ on TOEFL Examination

How many universities and colleges accept TOEFL Scores?

TOEFL is a widely accepted test score for admission into various universities and institutions in over 150 countries. It is one of the most reputable English language tests for foreign students. 

Who should take TOEFL Examination?

Any foreign candidate who does not belong to engine speaking country as their first language is required to take the TOEFL examination.

How long does the TOEFL score be valid?

The TOEFL scores will be valid for 2 years

What to choose- TOEFL or IELTS?

You can choose any one of them as both the test are English Proficiency Test that is mandatory for candidates to take admission, job, and immigration into an English speaking foreign country.

What is a good TOEFL score for Harvard University?

The average TOEFL score for Harvard University is 104 or higher with section-wise individual scores (i.e., reading, writing, listening, and speaking) of at least 26.

How many times can I sit for the TOEFL exam?

There is no limitation of taking the TOEFL examination however, a three-day break is necessary between each examination.

2 thoughts on “TOEFL 2023 Application form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, and Dates”

    • Hi Janvi,
      Currently TOEFL do not have any examination centre in Jammu region however, you can take the examination in Delhi which can be accod=modating and easy for you to take the examination.

      Reply

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