Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is a standardized test which assesses the English language capability of non-natives of English who desire to enroll Anglophone universities and other institutions. More than 11,000 universities and institutions over 150 countries acknowledge the test. It is the second most taken test after IELTS in the world by far. The test was established in 1964

With major transfiguration in medium of conduction, the internet-based test (iBT) was introduced in 2005. Previously, computer-based tests (CBT) and paper-based tests (PBT) were its variations, however, CBT was supplanted by iBT in 2006.

The validity of the result is only 2 years. For more details, visit Panini International or http://www.ets.org/toefl.


The test has four tasks to achieve: reading, listening, speaking, and writing. 10 minutes of break is required by the system of the test conductors.

Task Description Duration
Reading 3-4 passages, 10 questions each 54-72 minutes
Listening 5-7 passages, 5-6 questions each 41-57 minutes
Break Mandatory 10 minutes
Speaking 4 tasks 17 minutes
Writing 2 tasks 50 minutes

If you are pondering the sought-after English test worldwide, think TOEFL.