TOEFL stands for Test of English as a Foreign Language. It is a popular English proficiency exam which is conducted to evaluate the ability of an individual to use and understand English language. It tests the reading, listening, speaking and writing skills required to perform various academic tasks. TOEFL is administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS). It sets the questions, conducts the test and provides the score card to the examinees.
TOEFL is conducted throughout the year around more than 50 times in a year. It allows you appear in the test as many times as you wish but there should be a gap of twelve days between the previous and next exam. The exam comprises four sections: Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing.
TOEFL is an extremely reliant examination. The test has two modes iBT and PBT you can choose either a mode of examination according to your preference.
iBT stands for the Internet-based test. The TOEFL iBT test is conducted through online mode, the method of evaluating English fluency skills is the same. It evaluates an individual’s English fluency skills on Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking parameters.
PBT stands for Paper-based test. This type of test is conducted on paper, the TOEFL PBT examines an individual’s fluency in the English language on parameters of Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking.