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TOEFL stands for Test of English as a Foreign Language. It measures the ability of non-native speakers of English to students utilise their skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing and is one of the most widely respected and recognised English-language tests in the world.

Most people who take the TOEFL are planning to study at a university or college where English is the medium of instruction. However, the test is also used by immigration departments to issue residential and work visas, medical and licensing agencies for professional certification purposes, apart from individuals who simply want to assess their understanding of, and proficiency in, the English language.

For students planning to study overseas, TOEFL helps prove that they have the English skills that will actually be needed in an academic classroom. The test is composed of 100% academic tasks and questions. Therefore, many universities and colleges worldwide consider it to be one of the most appropriate tests of English while deciding on admissions.

Preparation is key to getting a good TOEFL score. Investing time and effort in preparing for the exam is a critical element in the test taking strategy. The Enlight offers quality TOEFL coaching that ensures students get the best possible preparation. Here are just a few reasons why students should choose to prepare for the TOEFL with The Enlight:

In addition, The Enlight also offers all its students a comprehensive 5 Point Study Plan built around their needs and requirements. Students enrolling for TOEFL practice test preparation with The Enlight will benefit from the ability to:

The Enlight TOEFL coaching centres adopt a number of powerful preparation methods:

Test Format

TOEFL is administered online from where it gets its name - TOEFL iBT (Internet Based Test). The test is of four and a half hours duration and consists of a variety of reading, listening, speaking and writing tasks.

During the test, students will be expected to demonstrate their ability to combine all four skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing tasks. For instance, students may be asked to:

Structure of the TOEFL iBT

SectionTime LimitQuestionsTasks
Reading60 - 80 minutes36 - 56 questionsRead 3 or 4 passages from academic texts and answer questions.
Listening60 - 90 minutes34 - 51 questionsListen to lectures, classroom discussions and conversations, then answer questions.
Break10 minutes--
Speaking20 minutes6 tasksExpress an opinion on a familiar topic; speak based on reading and listening tasks.
Writing50 minutes2 tasksWrite essay responses based on reading and listening tasks; support an opinion in writing.

TOEFL iBT Score Scales

Each of the four TOEFL sections (Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing) are scored out of 30. The composite (or overall) TOEFL score will range from 0 to 120 and is calculated by combining the TOEFL scores on each of the four sections.

SkillScore RangeLevel
Reading0 - 30High (22-30) Intermediate (15-21) Low (0-14)
Listening0 - 30High (22 - 30) Intermediate (15 - 21) Low (0 - 14)
Speaking0 - 30Good (26 - 30) Fair (18 - 25) Limited (10 - 17) Weak (0 - 9)
Writing0 - 30Good (24 - 30) Fair (17 - 23) Limited (1 - 16)


The cost to take the TOEFL is US$170

In addition to the cost of taking the TOEFL other charges may apply in certain circumstances:

  • For late registration an additional charge of US$35 will apply
  • For rescheduling a charge of US$60 will apply
  • To reinstate a cancelled score costs US$20

The TOEFL exam fee is subject to change without notice. The above amounts are exclusive of the Value Added or similar taxes. Those taxes are payable in addition to the amount quoted.


When should I start TOEFL preparation?

Ideally, a student should start preparing at least 8 to 10 weeks prior to taking the test.

Will score recipients accept TOEFL scores from previous tests?

The policy of recipients for such matters may vary hence, it is better to check with the recipients directly. However, The Enlight counsellors may also the able to advise students on such matters.

How long are TOEFL scores valid?

TOEFL scores are valid for 2 years.

Do TOEFL and GRE tests have cumulative scoring?

TOEFL score reports include scores for only the last test taken. However, GRE lets test takers decide which GRE scores from their five-year reportable history to send to institutions. Scores for a test administration must be reported in their entirety.

Can I order additional TOEFL official score reports?

Yes, you can order additional score reports after your scores are available online, approximately 10 days after your test date.

Where can I get more information about the TOEFL?

Please fill in the enquiry form available on the webpage and we get back to you at the earliest. Alternatively, you may walk into 'The Chopras' office closest to you or give us a call to get more information. Details of all our offices are listed on the 'Contact Us' page of the website. Our counsellors or faculty will be happy to assist with any TOEFL queries.

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