TOEFL — Test of English as a Foreign Language is a standardized test to measure the English language ability of non-native speakers wishing to enroll in English-speaking universities. The test is accepted by many English-speaking academic and professional institutions. TOEFL is one of the two major English-language tests in the world, the other being the IELTS.
TOEFL is a trademark of the Educational Testing Service (ETS), a private non-profit organization, which designs and administers the tests. ETS issues official score reports, sent independently to institutions, for two years following the test. In the majority of countries only the computer-based version (TOEFL iBT) is available nowadays.

TOEFL test structure

SectionTimeTasksMax. point
Reading 60–80 minutes36–5630
Listening 60–90 minutes34–5130
Speaking 20 minutes630
Writing 50 minutes230
Total190–240 minutes78–115120
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Facts about TOEFL

Cost160-250 USD
Duration270 minutes
The number of parts4
The frequency of examination50+ in a year
Exam results assessment time13 days
Exam certificate validity2 years
Alternative examsIELTS, PTE Academic
Place of examination165 countries
University entranceYes
Job placementNo
Min.–Max. points0–120
  • Internet-based
  • Paper-delivered
Year of foundation1964
Official siteTOEFL