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Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is a standardized test to measure the English language ability of non-native speakers wishing to enroll in English-speaking universities. The test is accepted by more than 11,000 universities and other institutions in over 190 countries and territories.

TOEFL is one of the two major English-language tests in the world, the other being the IELTS.


TOEFL is a trademark of the Educational Testing Service (ETS), a private non-profit organization, which designs and administers the tests. ETS issues official score reports which are sent independently to institutions and are valid for two years following the test.


TOEFL Scores: Candidate receives 4 scaled section scores and a total score.


Each section has a score range of 0–30. These are added together for a total score of 0–120. Each skill has 4 or 5 proficiency levels, so where your score falls within that range tells you your proficiency for that skill.


Skill Level

Reading

  • Advanced (24–30)
  • High-Intermediate (18–23)
  • Low-Intermediate (4–17)
  • Below Low-Intermediate (0–3)

Listening

  • Advanced (22–30)
  • High-Intermediate (17–21)
  • Low-Intermediate (9–16)
  • Below Low-Intermediate (0–8)

Listening

  • Advanced (25–30)
  • High-Intermediate (20–24)
  • Low-Intermediate (16–19)
  • Basic (10–15)
  • Below Basic (0–9)

Writing

  • Advanced (24–30)
  • High-Intermediate (17–23)
  • Low-Intermediate (13–16)
  • Basic (7–12)
  • Below Basic (0–6)
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