TOEFL Test Pattern 2019: The TOEFL® conducting body, ETS® (Educational Testing Service) administers the TOEFL examination to measure the ability of a non-native English speaker to read, write and speak English. Typically, there are four sections in the TOEFL 2019 test pattern, namely, Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing which take a total of about four and a half hours to complete. In accordance with the TOEFL test pattern 2019candidates appearing for TOEFL are required to solve integrated tasks that combine more than one skill; Reading, Listening and then Speaking in response to the given question, Listening and then speaking in response to the asked question, and Reading, Listening and then Writing in response to the given question. The TOEFL test pattern is similar worldwide and all the mock tests are prepared, keeping in mind the test pattern of TOEFL 2019.

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TOEFL Test Pattern 2019

Since preceding years, the marking/scoring pattern of the TOEFL test pattern 2019 remains unaltered. Following are the four sections and their score distribution:-

  • Reading Section (Score of 0–30)

  • Listening Section (Score of 0–30)

  • Speaking Section (Score of 0–30)

  • Writing Section (Score of 0–30)

  • Total TOEFL result (0–120)

Test takers will receive individual TOEFL 2019 scores for each section along with the overall TOEFL result. Candidates from some regions like Mainland China, India, Japan, Korea or Taiwan are eligible to apply for the TOEFL scholarships depending on their obtained score. The sectional break-up of the four modules in TOEFL Test pattern 2019 with allotted marks are provided underneath:


TOEFL 2019 Test Pattern

Section

Time Limit

Questions

Tasks

Reading

60–80 minutes

36–56 questions

Reading 3 or 4 passages from academic texts and answering questions.

Listening

60–90 minutes

34–51 questions

Listening to academic lectures, classroom discussions and conversations, and answering questions.

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Speaking

20 minutes

Six tasks

Expressing an opinion on a familiar topic; speaking based on reading and listening tasks.

Writing

50 minutes

Two tasks

Writing essay responses based on reading and listening tasks; supporting an opinion in writing.

According to the TOEFL Test Pattern 2019candidates get a mandatory break for 10 minutes after the Reading and Listening sections. Since March 2013, the test pattern of TOEFL 2019 underwent certain modification; the Listening and Speaking sections of the TOEFL iBT test (Internet-based test) included different native-speaker English accents in addition to accents from North America. As per the test pattern of TOEFL 2019, candidates might get to hear accents from the United Kingdom, New Zealand or Australia. TOEFL test is devoid of any specified syllabus, so candidates are not required to refer to any particular subject or skill set provided in the TOEFL test pattern 2019. The candidate should focus more on developing the mentioned modules.

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TOEFL is recognized by more than 10,000 participating institutes of TOEFL across 130 countries, including Australia, Canada, the UK and the United States. It is conducted more than 50 times a year at 4,500 test centres across 165 countries worldwide. One can register for the TOEFL exam at his/her convenient TOEFL test date 2019. TOEFL  has two formats TOEFL- TOEFL iBT (Internet-based test) and TOEFL PBT (paper-based test) and is typically held on Saturdays and Sundays. All the aspiring candidates must be thorough with the test pattern of TOEFL 2019 to obtain scores on the higher side.


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I want to get admission in a college but my boards marks are not exactly great. Can I get the admission if Ive 80% in JEE, 1119 in SATs and TOEFL qualification?

AnkiT KunwaR 12th Mar, 2020
Hello Aspirant,

For admission in engineering college in India,you TOEFL or IELTS marks will not be considered.
But you can get admission in various engineering colleges in india based on your JEE mains marks.
You boars marks does not matter much when it comes to admission but for if you want to get admission in NITs,IIITs and GFTIs you must have 75% in you boards.

I hope this helps.
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is it necessary to give SAT, ACT and TOEFL or just SAT is fine?

Muskan Gupta 27th Feb, 2020

Hi Keya

Most four - year colleges require that all applicants , domestic and international alike , take the SAT or ACT.  If English isn't your first language , then you will likely also have to take TOEFL to apply to college. Most colleges will equally accept IELTS or PTE too. The TOEFL is most popular option.

But if you score highly enough on the verbal section of the SAT or ACT , then you might not have to take the TOEFL.

Hope it helps :)

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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

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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.

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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.

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