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TOEFL Guide: Test of English as a Foreign Language- TOEFL is a standardised test that assesses the English proficiency of a candidate in speaking, writing and understanding in an academic context. It is one of the most commonly taken tests in the world to get into English speaking countries. Here, we are providing TOEFL Guide to give a complete understanding about the test for the candidates. TOEFL is recognised by more than 9,000 colleges, universities and organizations and other TOEFL participating institutes  across 130 countries, including Australia, Canada, the UK and the United States. TOEFL is conducted more than 50 times a year at 4500 test centres in 165 countries worldwide.


TOEFL guide e-book is a comprehensive guide that provides all the necessary information that a test taker must know. The TOEFL test is given in both pen and paper and online. The TOEFL guide provides the details of each and every sections of the test. The TOEFL guide also provides the tips and tricks that will help the candidate to get a very good score.


The test takers can download free TOEFL guide PDF version.


The TOEFL Guide E-book contains the information on:


TOEFL exam patternThere are 4 sections in TOEFL Test pattern, namely, listening, reading, speaking and writing. The four sections take a total of about four and a half hours to complete.


TOEFL registration: Aspirants can register for TOEFL online. TOEFL registration can be done 24 hrs a day, seven days a week. However, registration closes 7 days prior to the date of the test.


TOEFL preparation tips:  Rather than a brain-racking experience, TOEFL can actually be an easy test if you can use smart TOEFL preparation tips. In TOEFL preparation tips, we have taken each component -Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking separately in TOEFL guide and provided tips to help your performance in the exam.


TOEFL scholarshipsThe TOEFL scholarship program is designed to award TOEFL test takers for achieving academic excellence and demonstrating English-communication proficiency. Test takers applying for the TOEFL scholarship must be citizens of Mainland China, India, Japan, Korea or Taiwan.


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can you please inform me how to apply for IELTS and TOEFL exams

Charvi Nayyar 7th Feb, 2020

hello aspirant

you can register for IELTS exam in the following way:

1. you can register online and pay the fees by credit card (Log on to www.ieltsidpindia.com and Select the option "Register for IELTS" and fill the necessary information).

2.  register in person at idp branch and pay the fees there. identical to the first option.

3. register by courier and pay test fee by demand draft.

you can register for TOEFL exam by online means and or by email or by phone. you can also register in person at a toefl resource center. you will be basically required to visit and create an online profile and then pay the exam fees.

hope this helps


Dear Sir/Mam, I want to do MS in UK in January 2021. Do i have to give both IELTS and TOEFL exams or either? I dont know when and how to start preparation. please Help. Thanks

Mayank Chowdhary 2nd Feb, 2020

Giving either of them is ok actually. And for preparations then if you plan to shift in 2021 try to give the exam in around November 2020 if possible and to start it's preparations, as per me it's a 3 months regular studies required to crack the same. So you can start in around July/August to be well prepared to give the exam.

Either the IELTS or the TOEFL is required as part of your application to an English-speaking university and will demonstrate if you will be able to understand the course material.

The IELTS and TOEFL exams are two of the most accepted English proficiency exams around the world. However, both of these tests are different in their structure, approach, and teaching criteria. This means that you need to understand how the two differ before selecting which test to study for and ultimately take.

Thank you.


Dear Sir/Mam, I want to do MS in UK. But cost of study is Expensive. Does scoring good in IELTS and TOEFL helps to reduce the amount of cost ? what else option do i get in order to get admission in UK in minimum cost ? Please Help Me !!

Harshit sethi 1st Feb, 2020

All the foreign Universities offer a scholarship which is on the basis of meriat and need basis . You should try to look for it and inform the competent authority about it . They would help you in every way . They also offers 100 % scholarship to merit and need basis students.

This would help you to study abroad.


What is purpose of toefl exam???

Khusji 14th Jan, 2020


The purpose of the TOEFL iBT test is to evaluate the English proficiency of people whose native language is not English. TOEFL iBT scores are primarily used as a measure of the ability of international students to use English in an academic environment.



how much does it cost overall to study PhD biochemistry at mit uk. and wat should be my GRE and TOEFL/ IELTS scores ?

Ameya Narendra Parkar 13th Jan, 2020
Dear Aishwarya,
I would like to tell you that PhD in biology is available at MIT, in that you can choose your research area as biochemistry.
PhDs are usually full funded but if theres any tuition fee present then your PI can only tell you about that.

  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
Minimum score required: 6.5
Electronic scores send to: MIT Graduate Admissions

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
Minimum score required: 90 (iBT) 577 (PBT)
  • Institute code: 3514
  • Department code: 35

I hope this information helps you

all the best

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