One of the most important tests in the world, TOEFL (Test of English Academic) is a standardized test to evaluate the English language ability and aptitude of non-native speakers wishing to enroll in English-speaking universities. The official test creator of TOEFL is Educational Testing Service (ETS) which designs and regulates this test. The total TOEFL test score is between 0–120 but its minimum acceptable score varies from institution to institution. Students can take the test any number of times they want; results are valid for two years after the test date.

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is one of the most widely recognized English proficiency tests in the world. The TOEFL has been taken by over 6 million people around the world since it was first administered in 1964. The test is administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), which is a non-profit organization located in the United States. The TOEFL test is designed to assess the English proficiency of non-native speakers who want to study at an institution of higher learning in the United States or any other English-speaking country. The test is also an indicator of how well an individual will do in an English-language program at a postsecondary or higher education institution.

The test is 4 hour long and the test centers are available in a lot of countries.

Structure of TOEFL

Internet-based test


3–5 passages, each containing 12–14 questions

60-80 minuts


6–9 passages, each containing 5–6 questions

60–90 minutes



6 tasks

20 minuts

writing 2 tasks

50 minuts

Paper-based Test


Part-1: 30 questions about short conversations
Part-2: 8 questions about longer conversations
Part-3: 12 questions about lectures or talks

30 – 40 minutes

Structure and Written Expression

Part-1: 15 exercises of completing sentences
Part-2: 25 exercises of identifying errors


25 minutes

Reading Comprehension

50 questions about reading passages

55 minutes


One essay question of approx. 250–300 words

30 minuts