Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is a standardized test of English Proficiency for non-native English speakers who wish to enroll in the college and universities of the USA, UK, Australia and Canada. The test measures the ability of the test taker to use and understand English at the university level through four sections: Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing. The TOEFL are available in two formats: Paper-based Test (PBT) and Internet-based Test (IBT). The IBT format is more prevalent than the PBT format and so most colleges prefer IBT.
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About the IBT
Internet-based Test (IBT) is given in a computer connected to the TOEFL ETS server. All the questions are appear on the computer and candidates need to answer them using keyboard, mouse and microphone. So, it is essential that the test takers are used to working with the computers.
The IBT has four sections: Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing. Each section has a full score of 30 and the total score of the test is scored out of 120. Colleges and universities have their specific requirement for the TOEFL score so before you begin check the TOEFL requirements. The test scores are valid for two years from the day the test is taken.
For more information please refer to www.ets.org/toefl/ibt