Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

TOEFL is one of the largest English-language standardized tests for non-native English speakers

About the exam:

The ETS TOEFL iBT test measures your ability to use and understand English at the university level. And it evaluates how well you combine your listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills to perform academic tasks.

The TOEFL has four sections:

  • Reading: measures the ability to understand academic reading material
  • Listening: measures the ability to understand spoken English as it is used in colleges and universities
  • Speaking – measures the ability to speak English in an academic context
  • Writing – measures the ability to write in a way that is appropriate for college and university course work.

The TOEFL iBT is an computer-based test with four sections.The total time for the TOEFL appointment is about 3 hours and 30 minutes. 


The exam fee is $185 payable directly to TOEFL iBT during the registration process.  There are no additional costs for scheduling or proctoring fees at the testing center. 

Registration and Scheduling:

  • Create an account and register with TOEFL iBT
  • Schedule your appointment from your TOEFL dashboard
  • TOEFL iBT is available about once a month. To see available dates at testing centers visit: Locations and Dates.

On Test Day:

  • Bring a valid governmental ID 
    • Your ID requirements depend on where you plan to take the test and your citizenship
    • Visit TOEFL ID Requirements for more information
  • Locked storage is available on-site for personal items now allowed in the testing center

There is an optional 10-minute break after the Listening section when you may leave your seat. During your break, you are allowed to access food, beverages or comfort items only, no cellphones, electronics or study materials may be accessed. You must return after you break ends.

Candidates can request reasonable accommodations for the TOEFL iBT exam. Candidates must submit these requests to TOEFL, and all requests must be submitted before scheduling your appointment. Visit ETS TOEFL Accommodations for more information.