TOEFL 2019
Ranjini Basu, 24 Jan 2019, #TOEFL
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TOEFL 2019 - Educational Testing Service®(ETS®) – a US-based non-profit organization conducts TOEFL 2019 (Test of English as a Foreign Language), one of the most acclaimed English language proficiency test. The TOEFL 2019 test can be taken by people whose native language is not English but desiring to pursue higher studies in foreign countries. TOEFL test 2019 is recognized by more than 10,000 colleges, universities, organizations, and other TOEFL participating institutes across 130 countries, including Australia, Canada, the UK and the United States. TOEFL 2019 will be conducted online for more than 50 times over the period of 12 months at 4500 test centres in 165 countries worldwide. Since last July 2017 TOEFL test, the TOEFL PBT test has been discontinued and replaced by the revised TOEFL® Paper-delivered Test. This new format of TOEFL 2019 aligns more closely with the TOEFL iBT®test in terms of scoring and question patterns.

The TOEFL 2019 has two basic formats - TOEFL iBT (Internet-based test), and the revised TOEFL Paper- delivered Test. Most countries conduct the Internet-based test whereas some countries, due to the unavailability of the internet, conduct the revised TOEFL Paper-delivered TOEFL 2019 test. Exams are usually held on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. ETS has announced the test dates till June 15, 2019. A candidate may retake a test as many times required. But the test cannot be taken within 12 hrs of the previous exam taken.

Fast facts of TOEFL 2019 - Candidates can check the Highlights of TOEFL given below:

Key Highlights of TOEFL 2019



Exam Name

Test of English as a Foreign Language

Commonly Known as


Exam Level

International level test

Conducting Body

Educational Testing Service (ETS)

Eligibility Criteria

Not Set by the official body

Number of Sections

Four Sections - Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing (iBT)

Three Sections - Reading, Listening, and Writing(Paper- delivered Test)


TOEFL iBT (Internet Based Test)

TOEFL Paper- delivered Test

Score Range

0 to 30 for each section (iBT)

0 to 30 for each section ( TOEFL Paper- delivered Test)

310-677 total score scale (PBT)

TOEFL Test Centres

4500 across the world

TOEFL Eligibility Criteria 2019

ETS does not have any eligibility criteria that a candidate has to fulfil in order to appear for TOEFL Test 2019. TOEFL 2019, is an English language proficiency test, can be taken by any person who wishes to study or work in a foreign land to gather international exposure. It is, generally, taken by aspirants for entry into universities or organisations in some English speaking countries. TOEFL 2019 is open to all and around 97% candidate opt for the iBT TOEFL format. Generally, a candidate who has passed his/her high school or equivalent can take the exam.

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TOEFL Registration/Application Form 2019

Candidates aspiring to appear for TOEFL 2019 have to register themselves. There are four possible ways for the TOEFL 2019 application, namely online, by mail, by phone and in person at the TOEFL 2019 test registration centre. There are several test centres available for TOEFL 2019 application. Before doing that, a candidate has to first decide the location he/she would like to choose for taking the exam. The availability of TOEFL 2019 test dates will depend on the seat availability at the test centre. You can register for the 2019 TOEFL test online on the official website of ETS (exam conducting body). Online registration/application of TOEFL 2019 will close seven days before the test is conducted. 

Cancel/ Change your Registration

If a candidate wishes to cancel his/her registration, should do the same four days prior to the scheduled test date. To cite an example, if your test is on Saturday, you must cancel by Tuesday to get 50 per cent refund. Refunds are paid in U.S. dollars for half of the original test fee paid. The balance is retained by the organization to cover expenses for processing your registration and holding a seat for you at the test centre. Cash refunds are not available.

Refunds will not be possible if registration procedures were flouted or if candidates failed to present the required identification documents at the test centre.If you made the payment by credit/debit card or e-check, the refund will be credited back to the original credit/debit card or bank account. If the payment was made in non-U.S. funds drawn on a bank outside the United States, refunds would be possible only after 12 weeks. No other services would be available for the refunds.

TOEFL 2019 Application Fees

The fee structure of the application fee of TOEFL 2019 varies across countries. However, candidates need to pay extra for rescheduling, late registration and score review (per section). Candidates can find the TOEFL 2019 fees pertaining to some countries in the table provided below:

Fee Structure of TOEFL 2019



The US








South Korea


Details of the extra payments related to TOEFL 2019 exam:





Late registration

$40 (USD)


$60 (USD)

Reinstatement of cancelled scores

$20 (USD)

Additional score reports (per institution or agency)

$20 (USD) each

Speaking or Writing Section score review

$80 (USD)

Speaking and Writing Section score review

$160 (USD)

TOEFL 2019 Test Dates

TOEFL test 2019 is conducted more than 50 times a year at 4500 test centres in 165 countries worldwide. ETS has announced the test dates till June 15, 2019. TOEFL 2019 is usually scheduled on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The TOEFL test date, however, varies according to the country and location of the test centre. While some countries might have specific test dates, in others the TOEFL test date depends on the availability of the test centre. Candidates can check the availability of TOEFL 2019 test dates during the time of registration. The best way to find the TOEFL test dates of 2019 is to check the test dates of TOEFL against the test centre in your preferred location.

TOEFL Preparation Tips

The key to obtaining a perfect score in TOEFL is none other, but extensive practice. There are several online practice test provided by various institutes The official practice test prepared by ETS renders you the experience of taking the real TOEFL iBT test ( You will be able to review and answer authentic test questions and obtain scores within 24 hours, with performance feedback on all the four skill sets measured on the test day, namely reading, listening, speaking and writing.

Also, time yourself while solving the practice tests, so that you never run out of time on the exam day. Work on QWERTY keyboard, as you will be working on the same during the test. This will help you familiarise with the keyboard and not hamper your speed.  

TOEFL Sample Paper

ETS has released TOEFL sample papers of the test. The TOEFL sample paper can help you to get familiarized with how the TOEFL iBT test is structured and formatted. The more you practice, the more you hone your language skills.

TOEFL Test Pattern 2019

The syllabus of TOEFL 2019 (iBT) comprises of four sections, namely, listening, reading, speaking and writing sections which take a total of about four and a half hours to complete. The revised paper-delivered test will consist of three sections; listening, reading, and writing. During the TOEFL Test 2019, candidates are asked to perform tasks that combine more than one skill, such as:

a) Read, listen, integrate, and then speak in response to a question

b) Listen and then speak in response to a question

c) Read, listen and then write in response to a question. Regular practice will help you to get good scores. 

TOEFL Test Pattern 2019


Time Limit

Number of Questions



60–80 minutes

36–56 questions

Read 3 or 4 passages from academic texts and answer questions.


60–90 minutes

34–51 questions

Listen to lectures, classroom discussions and conversations, answer questions.


20 minutes

6 tasks

Express an opinion on a familiar topic; speak based on reading and listening tasks.


50 minutes

2 tasks

Write essay responses based on reading and listening tasks; support an opinion in writing.

TOEFL Scores 2019

Candidates will receive TOEFL 2019 test scorecard after taking the test. The TOEFL scorecard comprises four sections and each section has a score range i.e. 0-30 for both the test formats. Thus the total TOEFL score range is 0-120.

TOEFL 2019 Scores


Score Range


Listening Section


High (22–30)
Intermediate (15–21)
Low (0–14)

Speaking Section


Good (26–30)
Fair (18–25)
Limited (10–17)
Weak (0–9)

Reading Section


High (22–30)
Intermediate (15–21)
Low (0–14)

Writing Section


Good (24–30)
Fair (17–23)
Limited (1–16)

Total TOEFL Scores



Validity of TOEFL 2019 scores

The test score of TOEFL is valid for up to two years. The selection procedure depends on the college/university/institute the candidate is applying to. TOEFL test 2019 scores can also be used to satisfy visa requirements in some countries. The candidates can choose up to four institutions of their choice to send their score cards free of cost. 

TOEFL Test Result 2019

The TOEFL test result 2019 will be made available on the official website itself after two weeks of the day when the test was taken. The TOEFL 2019 score is valid up to two years and can be retaken as many times as candidates wish to.

Sending TOEFL 2019 Scores to Colleges/Universities/Institutes

Candidates may also add recipients to their online account and ETS sends up to four result cards to the designated recipients (Colleges/Universities/Institutes) free of cost. The result card recipients can be deleted or added through the account until 10 pm on the day before your test date. The official scorecard is sent to the recipients after 13 days of taking the TOEFL exam.

TOEFL score card can be sent to respective institutions through the following ways:

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Should I take the TOEFL test in class 11th or 12th?

Aman Raj Student Expert 17th Oct, 2019


I think class 11th is most suitable for this condition as you don't want to mess up with the boards in class 12th so 11th is apt for this.

So, begin preparing for TOEFL and SAT together. SAT and TOEFL have a lot of similarities, except Speaking and listening in TOEFL and Maths in SAT.

3 months is more than enough time to prepare for both, in fact, if you already have elementary english perfected. TOEFL won't require more than a week. So don't worry for TOEFL.

SAT will take in reading skills that will demand your consistent concentration and focus. Maths in SAT is filthy easy! Just practice for 3 days straight and a 800 is guaranteed. Writing will also demand attention. So you need to work very hard to get 2000+. Afterall, You get scholarship on the basis of SAT. (there are other factors too).

Vocabulary will be a nagging topic (for me it was). And if you do it, you are half way through !

So, plan 3-months, when you work only for the SAT and the TOEFL. once cleared, get back to studies, work hard.


is it important to have maths in 12th and TOEFL/IELETS for MBA at NMIMS

Apurv 10th Oct, 2019

Hello Nitika, Yes, you do need mathematics as a subject in your 12th examinations if you are applying for MBA / MBA HR / MBA Decision Science & Analytics courses. Also you do need TOEFL/IELTS to prove your english proficiency. The minimum TOEFL score is 80 and minimum IELTS score is 6.5. Visit this official website for eligibility criteria:


what can i do after gmat result. is toefl exam occur after gmat result? can i have to apply for visa after gmat result?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 5th Oct, 2019

hello aspirant,

see you can give toefel exam any time. because almost every month toefel exam has slot. you need to just prepare yourself. and toefel exam has no link with gmat exam. you need to apply separately for toefel as it is a english language proficiency test. you can apply for visa after gmat exam. before applying do multiple checking of eligibility criteria and marks requirement, visa permit everything. it would be best if you take some professional help. please search in your city if there is any professional who help with visa application process.


Is it mandatory to take TOEFL or IELTS for the admission in NMIMS

Satyaki Chakraborty 18th Sep, 2019

Hi Sai Krishna,

First of all I need to know if you are talking about MBA/PGDM from NMIMS Mumbai/Bangalore/Hyderabad campus.

For admission to these 3 B-schools and pursuing MBA or PGDM in Business Management or HR Management you need to sit for NMAT by GMAC exam and crack it. There is no requirement of IELTS or TOEFL.

As far as NMAT is concerned it is held once a year, but the exam can be taken as per the candidate's suitable date within a window of around 2.5 months from October to mid of December. You also get to attempt the exam a maximum of three times as per your wish but you will have to pay everytime you take an attempt. The best of three scores are considered for you final selection. The exam is a non-negative marking exam. There are three sections in the NMAT exam. They are Quantitative Skills, Language Skills, and Logical Reasoning. There are in all 120 questions and 120 minutes to answer them. Although each of the section has fixed timings and a fixed number of questions.

Language Skills - 32 questions - 22 minutes

Quantitative Skills - 48 questions - 60 minutes

Logical Reasoning - 40 questions - 38 minutes

The sections can be ordered as per your convenience. If you prefer the CAT style then start with Language Skills and follow it up with the other two.

If you are someone who prefers Quants to Language skills, then it's best to start with Logical Reasoning, follow it up with Quantitative Skills and end with Language Skills. This is my personal favorite style as among the three sections, Logical Reasoning is the most taxing one and it's best to attempt it with a fresh mind. If you are average in Quants you can still ease through Quantitative Skills. Language Skills of NMAT is one of the easiest among other B-school entrance exams.

The entire exam is more of a test of speed. The level of questions are from easy to moderate with more of them being on the easier side. So, it's the speed that matters. Being a non-negative exam it becomes imperative that you don't leave any question. There is also no point in deliberating between two answers. Just mark one option and move to the next question. Don't think that you will come back to the question later on. Mark an option and mark the question for review and move on. If you get time you come back else let your luck have a go at it as you had already marked an option.

Now coming to the cutoffs.

NMIMS Bangalore and Hyderabad campus generally gives you a call with 185+ scores. 190 would be a safe score to expect a call for PGDM from those two campuses.

NMIMS Mumbai cutoffs go a bit higher. 207+ is a safe score to expect a call. So 210 onwards one should expect a call for sure for both MBA BM and HR from the Mumbai campus.

All three are pretty good campuses to pursue management education.

Please revert back for any further queries or help. Happy to help!!

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