TOEFL 2021 - A premier English-language proficiency test, TOEFL is conducted by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). The TOEFL 2021 exam will be conducted in computer-based iBT mode; a paper-delivered mode is also available but only for locations where testing via the internet is not available. Also, most universities only accept the TOEFL iBT test as it measures all 4 communication skills — reading, listening, speaking, and writing. TOEFL iBT scores are accepted by more than 11,000 universities in over 150 countries. The TOEFL iBT test is conducted over 60 times a year in designated test centres across the globe, including in India. The applicant can book a test date and centre at the time of TOEFL 2021 registration. Go through the rest of the article to learn the full details of TOEFL 2021, including test dates, exam pattern, syllabus, and much more.
TOEFL 2021 - Synopsis
Name of the exam
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
International level test
Educational Testing Service (ETS)
Mode of exam
Note: A paper-delivered TOEFL test is also available, but only for such locations where testing via the internet is not available.
Which mode is desired by institutions
Most institutions prefer the TOEFL iBT as it measures the four major communication skills:
Validity of test scores
TOEFL scores are valid for two years from the date of the test.
Frequency of exam
The exam is conducted more than 60 times a year at designated test centres across the world.
Phone: +1-609-771-7100 or 1-877-863-3546
Why take the TOEFL Exam?
The TOEFL is one of the premier English-language proficiency tests that is accepted by over 11,000 universities and other institutions in more than 150 countries. TOEFL scores are accepted in almost all English-speaking countries for study, work and immigration.
The wide acceptance of the exam makes it attractive among prospective students planning to go abroad for higher studies. Every 9 out of 10 universities in the United States accept TOEFL scores for admission purposes. Similar statistics can be found in case of other English-speaking countries like the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Even many universities in non-English speaking countries today accept TOEFL scores as an eligibility criteria for admission.
The applicant can pick a test date for TOEFL 2021 at the time of registration by clicking on the test date search bar; fill in a test location and select a two-month period within which you want to take the test. On submitting the details, all available TOEFL test dates 2021 for that location and period would be displayed on screen. Click on a test date to find test centres administering the test on that date, and whether there are seats available. Note that test dates can also be checked without registration, using the search bar following the same process.
TOEFL Eligibility Criteria 2021
Before applying for the TOEFL iBT test, the applicant needs to be conversant with the following TOEFL 2021 eligibility criteria:
There is no eligibility criteria as such for appearing in TOEFL 2021. So anyone can take the test.
That being said, one needs to refer to the institute one is applying for admission, as it may have specific eligibility requirements.
Institutes that use TOEFL iBT scores for admission will have a minimum overall score and also sectional scores that the candidate has to fulfill to be considered for admission.
TOEFL Registration 2021
There are three ways to register for the TOEFL iBT test - 1) online using the ETS account, 2) by phone, and 3) by mail. The online method is the most common route as it is fast and easy. Online TOEFL registration is open 24/7.
How to register for TOEFL 2021
Registration for TOEFL iBT test can be done at any time
The candidate is advised to register approximately 4 months before the test date.
The name used for registration should be the same as the one mentioned on the ID used on test day.
Online registration is open up to 2 days before a test date; after that no registration can be done. Also, to register from 7 days before the test date, a late fee of US $ 40 will be levied.
To search a test date, select a two-month period and a test location. All available TOEFL test centres and TOEFL test dates for that period will appear on screen.
It is recommended that the applicant picks a test date that is at least two to three months before the earliest admission application deadline.
TOEFL Fee Structure 2021
Details of the extra payments related to TOEFL 2021 exam:
Reinstatement of cancelled scores
Additional score reports (per institution or agency)
$20 (USD) each
Speaking or Writing Section score review
Speaking and Writing Section score review
Applicants mostly take the TOEFL iBT test, as the paper-delivered test is available only for locations where the iBT mode is not available. It is recommended that all applicants go through the exam pattern of TOEFL 2021 carefully as it will help them align their preparation with exam requirements. A brief synopsis of TOEFL exam pattern 2021 is given below:
Mode of exam - The exam is administered in computer-based iBT Test mode. A paper-delivered mode is also available but only for locations where the internet-based test is not conducted.
Sections - Four sections - reading, writing, speaking and listening.
Duration - Around 3 hours, with fixed time allotted for each section.
Break: After completion of reading and listening sections, there will be a 10-minute break.
Scoring: Reading and listening section will be scored by computers, and speaking and writing section by humans.
TOEFL Test Pattern 2021
Number of Questions and duration
Questions: 30–40 questions
Duration - 54–72 minutes
Reading 3 or 4 passages from academic texts and answering questions.
Duration - 41-57 minutes
Expressing an opinion on a familiar topic; speaking based on reading and listening tasks.
10 minutes BREAK
Questions: 4 tasks
Duration - 17 minutes
Writing essay responses based on reading and listening tasks; supporting an opinion in writing.
Questions: 2 tasks
Duration - 50 minutes
Candidates need to write essay responses based on reading and listening tasks, along with supporting the opinion in writing.
Total duration =
About 3 hours
The syllabus of TOEFL 2021 is released by ETS for all four sections - Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. When preparing for the exam, one must refer to the TOEFL 2021 syllabus to learn which topics are important and which aren’t. The Reading Section of the TOEFL comprises reading passages from university-level textbooks; there could be 3-4 passages each 700-word long. In the Writing section, one will be given 2 writing tasks, including an Integrated writing task. The candidate has to complete all the sections on the same day.
TOEFL Sample Paper 2021
ETS will release sample papers of TOEFL for prospective test takers so that the applicant may practice them and get ready for the exam. Alongside the TOEFL 2021 sample papers, ETS has various other free exam preparation resources like practice tests, interactive online courses, and practice sets that one can use to prepare for the computer-based TOEFL exam. The TOEFL sample papers 2021 will contain questions that are similar to the ones asked in the actual exam, and so solving them will give one an idea about types of questions asked, distribution of questions, important topics, etc.
TOEFL Preparation Tips
Considering the TOEFL 2021 is made up of four parts — reading, listening, speaking, and writing, the preparation strategy has to take into account the pattern and uniqueness of each section. For example, when preparing for the listening section, one may listen to broadcasts and watch English movies or TV series, while concentrating on pronunciation, intonation and stress, and get physical, which means to utter the words physically. The speaking section would also include some of the same practices of the listening section, but there will be more speaking exercises. Meanwhile for the writing section, make it a habit to take notes when reading, read, and do research.
TOEFL Participating Institutes 2021
Scores of the TOEFL iBT test are accepted by more than 11,000 universities spread across 150 countries. These universities that accept TOEFL scores can be called participating institutes of TOEFL 2021. Each TOEFL 2021 participating institute is designated a code, which the candidate has to select if they want to share TOEFL scores with them. The university code of the TOEFL participating institute can be obtained from the university code list published by ETS.
Among popular English-speaking countries where universities use TOEFL iBT for admission purposes include the USA, the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and France.
ETS and the TOEFL Board jointly will offer fourteen TOEFL grants and awards for TOEFL 2021. These grants and grants will be given under the following categories, including:
TOEFL Young Students Series (YSS) Research Grants
TOEFL Awards (by application)
TOEFL Awards (by nomination), etc.
The scholarship amount and eligibility criteria for each of these TOEFL scholarships is different, so the applicant needs to learn about the scholarship they are applying for beforehand. The TOEFL 2021 scholarships should be a motivation for applicants to take the English language proficiency test.
TOEFL Result 2021
The candidate will be able to view their TOEFL iBT 2021 result cum scores approximately 6 days from test date through their ETS accounts. Availability of TOEFL 2021 scores will notified to candidates through their registered email IDs.
TOEFL 2021 scores are valid for a period of two years. The candidate would be able to download a PDF copy of their scores through ETS accounts; PDF score reports are generally ready for download within 8 days of the test. To receive TOEFL 2021 results or scores through mail, one has to request for a paper copy of the score report before taking the test.
If the applicant is not satisfied with their scores, they may take the TOEFL test any number of times; the only condition is there must be a 12-day period between consecutive test dates.
TOEFL 2021 Result
(Score of 0–30)
(Score of 0–30)
(Score of 0–30)
(Score of 0–30)
Total TOEFL Result
TOEFL 2021 Scores
Total TOEFL Scores
How to send TOEFL Scores 2021
At the time of registration, the applicant can choose up to four destinations ( institution/agency) to send TOEFL score reports. After the test, the applicant can request additional score reports on payment of US$20 per institution or agency. Requests for additional score reports can be made through ETS account, by mail, and by fax.
Validity of TOEFL Scores 2021
TOEFL scores are valid for a period of two years from the test date. So, it is important the candidate applies for admission before expiry of the two-year period.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - TOEFL 2021
Question: When can I take the TOEFL 2021 exam?
The TOEFL exam is conducted more than 60 times a year, so the candidate may take the test almost any time they want.
Question: In what mode is the TOEFL test conducted?
The test is conducted in iBT (or computer-based) mode, known as TOEFL iBT. A paper-delivered mode is also available, but only for locations without internet access.
Question: What is the eligibility criteria of TOEFL 2021?
There is no specific TOEFL 2021 eligibility criteria, so the test can be taken by any individual. But please consult with the institute you are applying to as they may require minimum TOEFL cutoff scores.
Question: What sections are covered in TOEFL 2021 syllabus?
The syllabus of TOEFL 2021 will cover four sections - Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.
Question: How can I know whether a test date or centre is available?
Go to the ETS website, and on location search bar enter test location and select a two-month period in which to take the test. Available test dates and centres for that period will be displayed on screen.
Question: What is the validity of TOEFL score?
The TOEFL iBT score will be valid for a period of two years from the date of the exam.
Questions related to TOEFL
hi ,i want to know the admission procedure and toefl score for MS in Electronics and Communication in Eth zurich
For admission in MSC electronics and communication in Zurich Switzerland is as follows:-GRA -315+(GRA-graduate record examination)
CGPA -3.2+(CGPA-cumelative graded point assessment)
TOEFL. -90+(TOEFL-Test of English as a Foreign language) These are the eligibility criteria for Eth Zuric means equivalent education standard.
Hope this helps.
Hello! Can I get a scholarship for Computer Engineering(IOT) based on my TOEFL Scores? or Am I supposed to give another exam for scholarship after the TOEFL Exam? IF yes(for the second question), then will the university i enrolled in conduct the scholarship exam? Please let me know. Thank You.
TOEFL Scores are mandatory for one to apply for Scholarships! You must have a valid score in TOEFL before applying for Scholarships to study Abroad. There are various Scholarships given for Indians to study in numerous Countries. However, you must satisfy few Eligibility Criteria like required score in your 12th, decent TOEFL Score. Mostly, these 2 exams or sometimes maybe your GRE or IELTS Scores might be required depending upon the Agency you get the Scholarship from!
Hope this is helpful!
All the best!
After completing 12th class Ill take TOEFL exam and after scoring good Marks in TOEFL can I apply to medical college with scholarship in abroad along with NEET exam Marks will I get seat with low cost or for free seat in abroad
TOEFL is just an english testing exam, itsscore will obviously help you in getting a good college but in selected countries.
You havent mentioned which country you want to study MBBS in. In some countries like Kyrgyzstan, Bangladesh, China you will not be required to give TOEFL scores (you may still give the exam, it will be a choice not a compulsion). For MBBS in the good colleges of USA, clearing TOEFL/IELTS exams is compulsory.
As of 2019 you need to qualify NEET-UG examination and score at least 50% in PCB and English in 12th board to be eligible for mbbs abroad.
I will suggest you to make a plan first, start with the institute you want to get in
After that you can check the specific eligibilty criteria of that/those university/ties
After that you cn work on those requirements (besides preparing for your boards and neet) as well as make other necessary arrangements like passport and other documents.
is ioelts and TOEFL both important for caltech
Hi Shubham, no you don't need to sit for both the exams, you can go for either of the two. My brother had a similar query so he got in touch with experts at Leverage Edu who helped him understand everything about the exam as well as about the universities that accept IELTS and TOEFL. In fact, they also helped him with the preparation of the exam. You can get more information on this link (https://leverageedu.com/blog/IELTS/) .
I got in 12th board 75.2 percent and I am prepared for JEE advanced 2021. I am take admission in in Harvard University what is the the process eligibility e and exam date of sat and TOEFL please provided me because I am totally confused I have not any ideas to admission process of abroad college.
SAT is conducted 5 times a year in India. The test is usually conducted in the months of March, May, August, October, and December. There have been some changes in the administration dates of the SAT and SAT Subject Tests in 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic. You can apply for the exam on the official website of sat. There is no specific eligibility criteria given by the authorities for sat. The official website for sat is:
Toefl is an English proficiency exam. The official website for toefl where you can register yourself is:
There is no such specified age criteria or education qualification orprerequisites to appear for the TOEFL test.