The TOEFL® PBT test, administered in a paper-delivered format, takes about three and one-half hours to complete. As you can see in the table below, the TOEFL PBT test has three sections.
|Section||Description||Time Limit||No. of
|Listening Comprehension||Measures the ability to understand spoken English||30-40 minutes||50|
|Structure and Written Expression||Measures the ability to recognize language appropriate for standard written English||25 minutes||40|
|Reading Comprehension||Measures the ability to understand non-technical reading material||55 minutes||50|
About the TOEFL iBT® Test
The TOEFL iBT® test, administered via the Internet, is an important part of your journey to study in an English-speaking country. In addition to the test, the ETSTOEFL® Program provides tools and guides to help you prepare for the test and improve your English-language skills.
What Is the TOEFL iBT Test?
The TOEFL iBT test measures your ability to use and understand English at the university level. And it evaluates how well you combine your listening, reading, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks.
Who Takes the TOEFL® Test?
More than 30 million people from all over the world have taken the TOEFL® test to demonstrate their English-language proficiency. The average English skill level ranges between Intermediate and Advanced.
- Students planning to study at a higher education institution.
- English-language learning program admissions and exit.
- Scholarship and certification candidates.
- English-language learners who want to track their progress.
- Students and workers applying for visas.
Where Can I Get Local, In-language Support?
You can contact a local TOEFL iBT Resource Center for general in-language information about the TOEFL test and test preparation. TOEFL iBT Resource Centers are available in specific countries.
Who Accepts TOEFL Test Scores?
More than 9,000 colleges, agencies and other institutions in over 130 countries accept TOEFL scores .For more information, including using your scores to satisfy visa requirements in Australia and the U.K.
More than 9,000 colleges, agencies and other institutions in over 130 countries accept TOEFL® scores. Other organizations rely on TOEFL scores as well:
- Immigration departments use them to issue residential and work visas
- Medical and licensing agencies use them for professional certification purposes
- Individuals use them to measure their progress in learning English