How TOEFL is scored?

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TOEFL iBT (Testing of English as a Foreign Language, Internet-Based) is undoubtedly the most popular worldwide English language exam recognized by more than 7500 educational institutions in more than 180 countries. In addition to different universities and colleges, TOEFL iBT is also required by immigration departments when issuing a work visa, as well as by many scholarships. Since 1964, the test has been conducted over 20 million times.


TOEFL iBT assesses the ability of non-native speakers to integrate freely the four basic language skills of reading, writing, listening and communicating and to apply them in their future academic or professional environment.

The validity of TOEFL iBT is two years.

How much time do I need to prepare for TOEFL iBT?

Image of timerThe time required to prepare for each exam is extremely conditional and depends on your level of language proficiency. It is important to note that this is an exam which tests mostly the technique of language proficiency, the ability to combine individual components rather than lexical or grammatical precision, as for example at Cambridge exams.

Therefore, in preparing for TOEFL iBT, you need more time to build and acquire the necessary sense and confidence, speed and adequate response to answering questions.

When and how will I get my test results?

The results are received online about two weeks after the date of appearance. You will also receive them in hard copy by post, in addition to the number of points, you will also receive brief information about your presentation.

Grading is done on a point system, with a maximum of 120 points. Click To Tweet

For each section you can get a maximum of 30 points. Each educational institution has different requirements regarding the points that are needed for admission. The minimum is about 61, and the average requirement is about 85 – 95 points. To apply at the most prestigious universities, prepare for 100+. To understand what is your score you can make a free TOEFL practice test.

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