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Taking the TOEFL?

Here's how you should go about it

education Updated: Jun 19, 2012 13:37 IST
Hindustan Times

If you intend to study abroad, then you mostly likely need to take an English proficiency test. One such assessment tool is the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), accepted by more than 6,000 colleges and universities in 110 countries including USA, UK, Australia, NZ and Canada. The test score is valid for two years. You can re-attempt the test in seven days, to better your score. Here's more about the test meant for people whose nati- ve language is not English.

Test details
Reading section: 60-100 questions, 60-100 minutes

Listening: 34-51 questions, 60-90 minutes

Break: 10 minutes

Speaking: Six tasks, 20 minutes

Writing: Two tasks, 50 minutes

Fees: US$ 165

Rescheduling fee: US$50

Pay by dollar draft in favour of ETS-TOEFL (iBT), payable at US or by international credit card/ debit card

How to apply:
Apply online at www.ets.org/toefl
Register over phone at 95124-4147773/4; fax: 95124-4147700
Email: toefl@ets.org

Forms are available at the US-India Educational Foundation (USIEF).