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Test of English

as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) 

The TOEFL iBT® test, administered via the internet, is offered more than 50 times a year at ETS-authorized test centers throughout the world.

The TOEFL test is the most widely respected English-language test in the world, recognized by more than 10,000 colleges, universities and agencies in more than 130 countries, including Australia, Canada, the U.K. and the United States. Wherever you want to study, the TOEFL test can help you get there.

More than 10,000 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.

Key Facts

  • Bulletin
  • Duration: up to 4 hours
  • Sections
    • Reading: 60-80 minutes, 34-51 questions
    • Listening: 60-90 minutes, 34-51 questions
    • Speaking: 20 minutes, 6 tasks
    • Writing: 50 minutes, 2 tasks

Test Day Information:

  • Report to the centre at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled start time.
  • You must bring an acceptable, valid identification (ID) document that includes your name, photograph, and signature.
  • The name on your ID must exactly match the name you used to when you registered for the test. If you do not present an acceptable form of ID, you may not be admitted and your test fee will not be refunded.

ID Requirements:

Testing Outside your country of Citizenship:

You must present a current, valid passport with your name, photograph and signature as your primary ID, unless there is a specific requirement or exception for your location. See for details.

Diplomatic or embassy IDs cannot be used as primary identification in place of passports.

If your passport is not written in English-language letters, you must also present a supplemental ID that contains your name, a recent, recognizable photo and is written in English. If your passport is not written in English and the test center supervisor cannot read it, you may not be permitted to test.

Testing Within your country of Citizenship:

  • Passport
  • Driver’s license
  • State or Province ID card, including those issued by motor vehicle agencies
  • National ID Card
  • Military ID Card

If your primary ID does not include your signature, you can present a supplemental ID with your photograph and signature, or a supplemental government-issued ID with your photograph, as long as they are in the same name you used when you registered.

Your TOEFL iBT test fee payment entitles you to:
Your scores posted to your online account. If you want to receive a paper copy of your scores, select that option on the Score Reporting Preference screen in your online account. You can change your preference any time until 10 p.m., local test center time, on the day before the test

Access to a PDF of your test taker score report that you can download and print from your online account.

Up to 4 official score reports that ETS will send to the institutions or agencies you designate in your online account. You can add, delete or change score recipients up until 10 p.m., local test center time, on the day before the test. After 10 p.m. you will be charged a fee for each score report sent. Recipients cannot be added, changed or deleted after the 10 p.m. deadline. Please keep in mind that if you designate any institution or agency to receive your scores, you will not be able to have your Writing and/or Speaking section rescored through the Score Review service.

Official score reports are sent to the recipients you designate approximately 13 days after you take the test; however, ETS has no control over mail delivery to various locations around the world. Allow 7-10 days after the score posting date for mail delivery in the U.S., and 4-6 weeks for mail delivery to other locations. For information specific to your postal system, contact your post office for estimated arrival time for mail from the U.S.

The test center supervisor is authorized to dismiss you from the test center, and your scores may be held and ultimately canceled, for any action that violates any of the policies and procedures in this Bulletin, on the TOEFL website, or communicated to you at the test center on the day of your test.

For more information: Bulletin

You can register online at: