TOEFL: Test of English as a Foreign Language

Full form : Test of English as a Foreign Language
Countries / Regions : 4,500 test centers in 165 countries
Score / grade validity : 2 years
Score / grade range : 0 to 120 points
Purpose : To assess the English language proficiency of non-native English speakers

What is TOEFL?

TOEFL stands for Test of English as a Foreign Language. It is one of the most widely accepted English fluency tests that is done worldwide. The test is done to check measure the English speaking/reading/writing/listening ability of non native speakers in order to study abroad in an English speaking country.

How long is TOEFL score valid for?

Your TOEFL score is valid for two years.

TOEFL Test Format

The four skills that are tested in IELTS test are as follows :

  • Reading 

This section of the test goes on for 60-80 minutes and a total of 30 questions are needed to be answered. The student is required to read 3-4 paragraphs and answer accordingly.

  • Listening

This section goes on for 60-90 minutes and you are needed to answer 34-51 questions depending upon the listening material. You are required to listen to lectures or conversations and answer accordingly.

  • Speaking

This is the shortest section and spans for only 20 minutes and there are roughly six tasks.

  • Writing

This spans for about 50 minutes. You are required to compare a paragraph or a piece of text and write your opinions.

Section Order Time # of Questions Details
Reading 1 60-80 mins 36-56 questions Read 3-4 passages and answer questions
Listening 2 60-90 mins 34-51 questions Listen to 4-6 lectures and 2-3 conversations and answer questions
Break 3 10 mins
Speaking 4 20 mins 6 tasks Answer prompts about familiar topics, campus situations, and academic course content
Writing 5 50 mins 2 tasks Compare a passage and a lecture; write about your opinion
TOTAL About 4 hrs

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How to register for the TOEFL exams in Nepal?

Registering for your TOEFL exams in Nepal is fairly simple. 

Step 1 : Log on to ETS website. []

Step 2 : Click on Register now

Step 3 : Create a new user and sign in 

Step 4 : Fill the required details

Step 5 : Submit

How much does TOEFL test cost in Nepal?

The TOEFL test costs in $180 (as of September 2019). 

Extra charges : If you wish to reschedule your exam, extra $60 needs to be added. If you want to reinstate your cancelled score, it will cost you $20 extra.

You can register using credit/debit cards, paypal or any other form of electronic transfer. 

How long does it take to get the TOEFL result in Nepal?

It takes around 03 to 06 weeks to get TOEFL results in Nepal.

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