F.A.Q's

Que: What is the total duration of the test?
Ans: The total duration of the TOEFL test is 3-4 hours in which all the 4 sections are judged and tested at the some venue during the same day.
Que: What are things a student need to carry along while going to the venue of the test?
Ans: One must bring an ID (with name, sign, photograph) and print copy of the registration number positively on the test day.
Que: Is TOEFL difficult than IELTS?
Ans: It is difficult in a way that TOEFL is an online test where there is a pressure of time which is guided by a stopwatch throughout the test. Also one need to have a more than average command over the language for all the 4 sections.
Que: What all one needs to have for the registration?
Ans: Firstly, one must select a location before one registration. Then one must have a credit/ debit card/ American Express/ discover/ JCB/ Master Card or Visa card or one may use electronic cheques if one has a bank account in the U.S or its territories.
Que: Is there any criterion for late registration?
Ans: Yes, there is and the late registration closes 3 days before the test date (not including the day of the test) and has a late fee of us$25.
Que: How many days before a student can register oneself?
Ans: A student is expected to register at least or a minimum of 7 days before the test date.
Que: How can a student register for TOEFL test?
Ans: Online registration is the easiest and most reliable way to reregister and a student can visit www.ets.org or www.toefl.org for further queries and information about registration
Que: How are scores tabulated for TOEFL?
Ans: Total Score is from a scale of 0-120 and for each of the four modules its from a scale of 0-30.
Que: When does the result for the TOEFL test out?
Ans: Within 15 working days from the test date and students will also receive their score sheet by mail.
Que: What is a Fee for TOEFL?
Ans: US165$ till date and it is subject to change
Que: Difference between TOEFL (IBT) and TOEFL (PBT)
Ans: TOEFL IBT is an Internet based test as where as TOEFL (PBT) is a Paper based test which is administered in those remotest corners of computers and Internet.
Que: Which Organization conducts or takes TOEFL?
Ans: ETS ---- Educational Testing Service. www.ets.org, www.toefl.org
Que: What is the purpose of taking the test?
Ans: It test the potentiality or proficiency to use and understand English as it is used in a college or university particularly in U.S.A and Canada .Also test the requisite knowledge of four English language skills.i.e Reading,Listening,Writing and Speaking
Que: What is the difference between TOEFL (IBT) and TOEFL (CBT)?
Ans: TOEFL (IBT) is an “Internet based test “and it is digitally transmitted by ETS online worldwide on the test date. It has Reading, Listening, Wrting, Speaking as its 4 Sections. TOEFL (CBT) is mill and void now as it was used prior to April 2006 and was a “Computer based test’ and it had a structure section in place of speaking section.
Que: How about the administration of the new TOEFL (IBT)?
Ans: There is fixed dates on which the test will be administered via the internet at ETS- certified test centers
Que: What does IELTS test?
Ans: It tests the complete range of English language skills, which will be encountered by the students when studying or training in the medium of English. There is an option of either academic or general training reading or writing modules. Academic is suitable for candidates planning to undertake higher education study. General training is suitable for candidates planning to take non-academic training or work experience or for immigration purposes.
Que: How to earn scores in TOEFL (IBT) test?
Ans: Answer at least 1 Question in the Reading Section. Answer at least 1 question in the listening section. Write at least 1 essay in the writing section. Finish at least 1 task in the speaking. This is what minimum a student is supposed to attempt for his scores to be tabulated and transmitted to ETS or else the test would be considered cancelled.
Que: Who manages Ielts?
Ans: IELTS is jointly managed by university of Cambridge ESOL examinations (Cambridge ESOL), British Council and IDP Education Australia: IELTS Australia.
Que: What is the test like?
Ans: Candidates are tested in listening, reading, writing, and speaking modules. If the candidate is planning to undertake academic study, it is recommended that the candidate sits for the academic reading and writing modules. If the candidate is planning to undertake non-academic training (immigration, work, etc), it is recommended that he sits for general training reading and writing modules.
Que: Is the IELTS test completed in one day?
Ans: The Listening, Reading and Writing components of the test are always completed immediately after each other and in this same order. The Speaking test can be taken up to 7 days either before or after the test date.
Que: Is there a similar period of ten minutes at the end of the Reading test for the transfer of answers?
Ans: No. The Reading test is for one hour and you must write all your answers on the answer sheet in this time.
Que: Can I complete the Listening and Reading answer sheet in pen?
Ans: No. The answer sheet is scanned by a computer which cannot read pen.
Que: What is the Speaking test?
Ans: The Speaking test is a one-to-one interview with a certified examiner, which is recorded on an audiocassette.
Que: What should the candidate bring for the Speaking test?
Ans: The candidate needs to bring the same identification documents they supplied on registration, as these must be checked again against the information on the application form. These documents will be checked by the administrator and the Speaking examiner prior to the candidate entering the interview room.
Que: Are the two tasks in the writing paper given the same weight?
Ans: No, Task 2 is given more weight than Task 1. This is because Task 1 is a restricted type where input and output is to be produced on the basis of visual input given. In Task 2 the candidates are expected to give opinions, examples and suggestions and thus greater linguistic ability is required. This is why candidates are recommended to spend 20 minutes on Task 1 and 40 minutes on Task 2.
Que: Why have the half band scores in speaking and writing been introduced?
Ans: The partners strive for continuous research and take feedback from stakeholders to continually improve the test. The stakeholders felt that introducing half band scores in speaking and writing sections of the test will give them information about the precise level of the candidate and enable them to make a more informed decision. This does not disadvantage the candidates but gives a more accurate result
Que: When will the candidate receive their results?
Ans: Your Test Report Form will be sent out on the 13th day after the test.
Que: How soon can candidates repeat the test?
Ans: There is no limit on sitting the test. However, IELTS recommends you do additional study before taking the test again.
Que: What happens if a candidate wants to postpone or cancel their application?
Ans: Candidates who request a postponement or cancellation of their test within 5 weeks of the test date will normally be charged the full fee unless they are able to provide appropriate medical evidence to support their request within 5 days of the test date.
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