Scheme of TOEFL Examination

The test is conducted online and it is known as iBT test. The paper has four sections in it:

  • Reading: This sections consists of 3 − 5 passages whose length is around 700 words each. It is followed by 12 − 14 questions per passage. Students have to answer 36 − 70 questions within 60 to 100 minutes. The score scale is 0 − 30.
  • Listening section consists of lectures and practical speaking conversations. 4 − 6 lectures are help along with some with classroom discussion devoting 3 − 5 minutes for each lecture and followed by 6 questions. 2 − 3 conversations, 3 minutes long are undertaken followed by 5 questions each. Students have to answer 34 − 51 questions within 60 to 90 minutes. The score scale is 0 to 30.
  • Speaking section includes 6 tasks to be done within 20 minutes. Of these 6 tasks, 2 tasks are such in which students have to express their opinion on a familiar topic given to them and 4 tasks are to speak based on what is read and listened to. The score is on a 0 − 4 scale which is converted to 0 − 30 scale.
  • Writing section includes 2 tasks to be done within 50 minutes. Of these 2 tasks, 1 task is to write based on what is read and listened to and the other one is to support an opinion on a topic. The score is made on a 0 − 5 scale which is converted to a 0 − 30 scale.

The total score is on 0 to 120 scale.