Introduction to TOEFL iBT

The TOEFL test evaluates the ability of non-native English speakers to understand and use the English language as it is spoken, heard, read and written in the school classroom. The TOEFL iBT test, administered via the internet, is a significant part of your journey to study in an English-speaking country.


Above 9000 universities, colleges and agencies, situated in more than 130 countries consider this test to be the most effective English language test in the world. The design of the test proves to be scientific and practical, and helps you to impress the admissions officers, exposing your English language skills to their best.

More than 30 million people from all over the world have taken the TOEFL test to determine their English-language proficiency. In the US 4 out of 5 admissions officers who were surveyed – and those who stated a preference – were more satisfied with using the TOEFL test compared to other English-language tests. The average English skill level ranges between Intermediate and Advanced.

The TOEFL (iBT) assesses four basic language skills: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. It tests specific skills needed for students in an academic environment.

A TOEFL Certification is valid for 2 years!


Test Section Number of Questions Timing
Reading 3-4 passages, 12 to 14 questions each 60 to 80 minutes
Listening 4 to 6 lectures, 6 questions each

2 to 3 conversations, 5 questions each


60 to 90 minutes

Break 10 minutes
Speaking 6 tasks: 2 independent and 4 integrated 20 minutes
Writing Integrated task – 1

Independent task – 1

20 minutes

20 minutes