Know about TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
TOEFL is one of several major English-language tests in the world, others including IELTS, Cambridge Assessment English and Trinity College London exams. It is used to measure the English language ability of non-native speakers wishing to enroll in English-speaking universities.
International students applying to schools in a country where the primary language is English, are mostly required to take the TOEFL as part of their application. Other English tests are accepted as well, but the TOEFL is currently the most popular English-language assessment test.
More than 9,000 universities in 130 countries accept TOEFL scores, including the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. All schools in the top 100 universities in the world accept the TOEFL.
The TOEFL test is of two main types. TOEFL iBT and PBT. The structure of both the tests is the same.
A candidate who intends to take the test can create an account on the official website to find the closest place for giving the test. The test usually lasts for 3 hours.
The TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) measures all four academic English skills which are reading, listening, speaking, and writing. Another version, TOEFL iBT Home is the same test as the TOEFL iBT that is taken at home while a human proctor observes through a web-camera and sharing of the computer screen.
The TOEFL Paper-delivered Test is an approved test that can be used in situations where the online test is not available, typically because of computer or internet problems.
It has three sections: listening, reading, and writing, and uses the same scoring system as the internet-based test.