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TOEFL TEST 2021:Registration(Ongoing), Exam Pattern

Updated On - March 20 2021 by Akriti Maurya

TOEFL TEST 2021 or Test of English as a Foreign Language is conducted to check the English language ability of non-native speakers who wish to enrol in English-speaking universities. This test is available worldwide except for Mainland China and Iran. This is one of the major English language tests in the world, the score of which is accepted in more than 11,000 institutions in over 150 countries. The exam is held via internet-based and also via PBT based in some areas. ETS ( Educational Testing Service) is an organising body of TOEFL. Those who are seeking to apply for TOEFL IBT 2021 can read the whole article to know other relevant information like, eligibility criteria, test pattern, etc.

TOEFL TEST 2021 Registration

The candidates can apply for TOEFL TEST 2021 via online mode or via TOEFL App. Also, seeking aspirants can download the application from play or i-store. Applicants must check the eligibility criteria before applying. Here we have provided a few vital details for registering:

  • The registration of TOEFL is available for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Applicants must enrol themselves on the official web portal.
  • They need to provide valid information to get registered successfully.
  • Any incomplete information will lead to rejection of the form.
  • Active email id and contact number should be given to get all the related details.
  • Without the fee payment, the form will not be accepted.
  • Regular online registration closes 7 days before the test date. Late online registration closes 2 days before the test date. For example, if the test taker wants the test date on Saturday, the last day he/she can register is Thursday.
  • The candidates can also register via phone or mail.

TOEFL Test 2021 Registration Fees

The TOEFL iBT test fee varies by location. To find out what the fee is the candidate needs to go to the TOEFL website or the mobile app and select the country or location to which they belong.

Fees for Additional Services 
TOEFL iBT Fees 2021
Late registrationUS$ 40
ReschedulingUS$ 60
Mode of Payment - Credit/debit card - American Express®, Discover®, JCB®, China Union Pay®, Diners Club®, MasterCard® and VISA®. Any card branded with one of these card logos can be used, PayPal® account and Paying by electronic check (e-check)
Unacceptable forms of payment
  • Cash or demand drafts
  • Post-dated checks
  • Receipts for bank checks
  • UNESCO coupons
  • Paper checks or money orders in any currency other than U.S. dollars

How to Cancel or Reschedule TOEFL Test 2021?

If any candidate wants to cancel or reschedule his/her test date then he/she must do it 04 days before the test date. Following are the details which are to be given for cancellation or rescheduling of the exam:

  • Appointment number
  • The exact name used while registration.
  • If a candidate is testing outside the U.S., U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico or Canada, then use the online registration system, the mobile app, or call the appropriate Regional Registration Center (RRC) to reschedule or cancel test appointment. 
  • 50% of the test fee will be refunded if the exam date will be cancelled with a stipulated date.

TOEFL TEST 2021 Pattern

The test is delivered via the internet at secure, ETS approved test centres. Aspirants can check below TOEFL Test 2021 Exam Pattern:

  • Duration - The candidates will be given 03 hours (180 minutes) to finish the exam.
  • Sections - There will be 04 sections :
    • Reading measures will be held to check ability to understand academic reading material written in English - 54-72 minutes; 30-40 questions
    • Listening measures to check ability to understand spoken English as it is used in colleges and universities - 41-57 minutes; 28-39 questions
    • Speaking measures to check ability to speak English in an academic context — 17 minutes; 4 tasks
    • Writing measures to check the ability to write in English in a way that is appropriate for college and university course work - 50 minutes; 2 tasks
  • The TOEFL iBT uses a standard English-language - (QWERTY) computer keyboard.
  • The test may include extra questions in the Reading or Listening section that do not count to the candidate's score.
  • Number of Attempts - There is no limit to take the test, but one cannot take it more than once in a 3-day period.
NOTE - There is a mandatory 10-minute break between the Listening and the Speaking section.

TOEFL TEST 2021 Score

There is no minimum mark required to pass the test by the TOEFL Program or ETS. Each institution or agency sets its own score requirements.  After finishing the test the candidate will be able to view their scores of the Listening and Reading sections. The final score will be posted in ETS account via online and mobile app approximately 6 days after taking the test.

Cancelling Scores
  • If a recipient cancels the score then he/she won't be reported about their score. Also, in this case, no money will be refunded.
  • The scaled scores of the 4 test sections (Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing) all range from 1 to 30, each section is a separate measure and each measure has its own scale.
  • TOEFL Test scores are valid for 02 years from the test date. 
  • ETS retains the scores of test-takers for 02 years from the test date. 

TOEFL TEST 2021 Highlights

Aspirants can check in the below table a few important details of TOEFL Test 2021:

TOEFL 2021 Basic Details
AcronymTOEFL Exam
Full NameTest of English as a Foreign Language 
Conducting BodyETS ( Educational Testing Service)
Level of ExamInternational
PurposeReading, listening, speaking and writing of the English language
Countries/regions as test centres4,500 test centres in 165 countries
Prerequisites/eligibility criteriaNo official prerequisite. Intended for non-native English speakers.
TOEFL Official website

About ETS

Educational Testing Service (ETS) was founded in 1947, as the world's largest private nonprofit educational testing and assessment organization. It is headquartered in Lawrence Township, New Jersey. ETS annually administers 20 million exams in the U.S. and in 180 other countries. Following are the tests administered by it:
  • GRE (Graduate Record Examinations)
  • TOEIC ( Test of English for International Communications)
  • PSAT/NMSQT ( Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test )

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