The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is specially designed for testing the ability and skill of a candidate in using English in an academic setting. The test is conducted by Education Testing Service.
The exam is available in two modes namely, TOEFL IBT (Internet Based Test) and TOEFL PBT (Paper Based Test) respectively. The TOEFL Exam provides eligibility to work in the following sectors- Government Agencies, Business, Licensing Bodies or Scholarship Programmes in India and foreign countries including US (United States), France, Germany, Canada and Italy respectively. Please go through the complete details of the paper pattern and question paper marking scheme below:
Name of Exam: TOEFL IBT (Internet Based Test)
Conducting Authority: Educational Testing Service Paper
Pattern: The TOEFL Internet Based Test is a 4 hour exam consisting of the following sections:
This section comprises of 3-5 passages of approx. 700 words having about 36-70 questions in total on them. The total time allotted to solve this section is 60-100 minutes. The section on Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary is based on judging the reading and vocabulary skills of the candidates.
This section of the exam shall consist of 4-6 lectures and 2-3 conversations with 34-51 questions in total on it. The candidates will be given 6 questions per lecture and 5 questions per conversation to be solved in 60-90 minutes by all the applicants. The section judges the listening capabilities of the candidates.
Under this section of the exam, a total of 6 tasks will be assigned to the test takers which include the following: 2 questions on expressing the opinions and 4 questions on what one has to read / listen to for qualifying in this section of the exam. The total time allotted in this section of the exam is only 20 minutes.
This paper shall consist of a total of two tasks which includes one question on- Writing what one has to listen to and one question on giving opinion on something as per the topics assigned to the test takers on the spot. The total time allotted to this section of the exam is 50 minutes.