TOEFL Test Pattern 2023 - Section Wise Paper & Exam Pattern Check Here
TOEFL Test Pattern 2023 - The Educational Testing Service (ETS), which conducts the exam, will release the test pattern of TOEFL 2023. By consulting the TOEFL test pattern, the aspirant will know in what mode the entrance exam will be conducted, sections, types of questions asked, time allotted for completion of a section, and other vital details. As per the TOEFL test pattern, the exam will be available in both iBT (Internet Based Test) and paper-based mode. If the TOEFL candidate knows about the exam pattern, it will make exam preparation more effective. Go through the rest of the article to know the full details of the TOEFL exam pattern.
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TOEFL exam pattern 2023 - important points
- Mode of exam - TOEFL 2023 exam will be conducted in both Internet-based test (iBT) and Paper-delivered Test mode. Note: The Paper-delivered Test is available in locations where the iBT mode is not available.
- Sections - There will be a total of four sections - reading, writing, speaking and listening. All the sections are mandatory.
- Duration - The total test time will be around 3 hours, with section-wise time allotted for each of the four sections. The candidate will have to complete each section within the allotted time.
- Break: There will be a 10-minute break after completion of the first two sessions (reading and listening section).
- Scoring: Reading and listening sections will be scored by computers, whereas speaking and writing sections will be scored by humans.
TOEFL exam pattern 2023
Number of Questions
Duration - 54–72 minutes
Questions: 30–40 questions
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
Duration - 17 minutes
Questions: 4 tasks
Writing essay responses based on reading and listening tasks; supporting an opinion in writing.
Duration - 50 minutes
Questions: 2 tasks
Candidates need to write essay responses based on reading and listening tasks, along with supporting the opinion in writing.
Total duration = About 3 hours
TOEFL score 2023
Each section of the TOEFL has a score range of 0-30, which means the total score range for the TOEFL 2023 would be 0-120.
The reading and listening section of the exam is scored by a computer. The remaining two sections - the speaking and writing sections, however are scored by human scorers. A score of around 100 is generally considered a good score, but one must try to score as much as possible and not limit oneself.
Who accepts TOEFL scores?
As per information given on ETS website, TOEFL score is accepted by more than 11,000 universities and other institutions in over 150 countries. In the US, 9 out of 10 universities use TOEFL scores as an English language proficiency test. Other countries that widely use TOEFL scores include Canada, Germany, Australia, New Zealand and the U.K.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - TOEFL Test Pattern 2023 - Section Wise Paper & Exam Pattern Check Here
Question: What is the total duration of TOEFL 2023?
The test will be around 3-hour long, with time limits for each section. Also, there will be a 10-minute break after the reading and listening sections.
Question: What types of questions are asked in TOEFL?
Some sections will have a different type of questions, for example Reading section will have 30-40 questions from passages, while for writing and speaking sections the student will be given tasks.
Question: How many sections does the TOEFL have?
As per TOEFL 2022 exam pattern, there will be four sections - reading, listening, writing and speaking.
Question: In what mode TOEFL will be conducted?
The exam is conducted in Intern Internet Based Test (iBT) and Paper-delivered Test modes.
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Questions related to TOEFL
If I apply IELTS or TOEFL in 20 days when will I attempt it and when will the results come...when will can I go to abroad to do MS?
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Exams like IELTS and TOEFL has their timetables preplanned which will be available on their website. You can visit their website and choose a date is appropriate for you. You can choose the date and centre, while applying for the exam.
Results for TOEFL takes usually 8-10 calendar days. Your score will be available online by this period. IELTS results take usually 5-7 calendar days to be displayed online. For hard copy of your score you need to wait few more days since they deliver it to you on your passport address or address you mentioned in your exam application.
To start your MS in countries outside of india you need to start the application procedure 6 months - 1 year prior to the intake you planning to go. Before starting the application you need to attempt one these exams (IELTS/TOEFL). Once you get your results and all the documents needed for application it'll take 6-8 months to start your program.
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can i give duolingo english test instead of TOEFL OR IELTS?
You may take the Duolingo English Test online on your home computer. It assesses each of the four language skills—reading, listening, speaking, and writing—just like the TOEFL and IELTS do. The Duolingo English Test may be taken online, unlike conventional English tests. If you're submitting applications to several universities, it's possible that at least some of them won't accept Duolingo at this time, but they will all almost certainly accept the TOEFL or IELTS.
In 2021 no exam were held due to Covid and I was in class 10 that year and I was able to score only 75% but I have an average score of more than 90% in class 9,11 and in my class 12 predicted number as well as scored 102 in toefl.Can i get into new york univeristy or baruch college?
Dear Aspirant, you should be checking the college or the university website you are going to approach, as per the information it not only depends on your academic marks but also other experiences and the SOP. And 102 in TOEFL will increase your chances may be.
can I give toefl after 11th or in 12th grade from india
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TOEFL questions are almost entirely multiple choice. Test of English as a Foreign Language is a standardized test to measure the English language ability of non-native speakers wishing to enroll in English-speaking universities. TOEFL being entirely computer-based means you won't have to interact with an actual human. The test is accepted by more than 11,000 universities and other institutions in over 190 countries and territories. While most Indian students looking to give the TOEFL are likely to be comfortable with computers and keyboards, chances are they haven't taken a computerized test before. For most Indians coming from English medium schools, the TOEFL won't be a difficult exam to do well in.
Yes, you can prepare and appear for IELTS and TOEFL. Because they are just Language proficiency exams and are not your regular entrance examinations, they do not have any eligibility criteria as such. candidates are required to take the TOEFL test if universities, colleges, or educational institutions of English-speaking countries require TOEFL scores as part of their admission criteria.
TOEFL Exam 2022 is conducted in 165 countries worldwide this exam has more than 4500 test centers and exams also conducted more than 50 times in a year. Every year ETS announced the TOEFL Test date. This exam held on Friday, Saturday & Sundays every month. Candidates can check the TOEFL Test date official website- https://www.ets.org Country and location wise. During the registration candidates also check the TOEFL Test 2022 Date.
- In order to take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), you need to have passed in 10+2 from any recognized Indian Board or University.
- The test measures your Proficiency in the English Language so that you can study and work in the United States.
- Candidates of any age can take the TOEFL exam.
- Minimum Educational Qualification for TOEFL: ETS has placed no restrictions on the educational qualifications that a candidate must have to register for the TOEFL.
- No minimum passing marks required for the TOEFL exam as each university or educational institution decides its own score range or minimum score required.
- There is no such thing as a cut-off for the TOEFL score as each university will set its score range according to their own requirements.
- Top universities or Ivy-league schools generally set a high score range (79 and above), which may change each year.
- If you are a high school student or are studying at a higher level you can take this test to get your TOEFL score.
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Hi, This is Anusha, I am interested to do MS computer science in Canada....Firstly, I thought to go to USA, I have cleared my TOEFL and GRE.... But now, I decided to go to canada. My doubt is that will TOEFL and GRE score helps me to choose universities in canada? Orelse IELTS score only mandatory ?
Applicants with English competence other than IELTS have been accepted. If the university or college accepts you, there will be no difficulty.
However, only IELTS is allowed for the SDS stream. Other English competence might be acceptable for the general stream.
We recommend that you also email and ask the Canadian High Commission so that they can assist you in resolving the issue.
Or if you believe in the quote, "Precaution is better than cure" you can attempt IELTS, and go further with it for admission.
As far as GRE is concerned, in some cases it is required, in some it isn't, again depending upon the university.
All the best for your studies!