TOEFL 2024 Application form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, and Dates

Test of English as a Foreign Language or TOEFL is one of the most popular and widely accepted examinations that enable candidates to prove their English proficiency. English is a very important language for studying abroad as most of the universities abroad teach their student in English only. In this test, international students are tested based on the usage and understanding of English as it is spoken, written, and heard in college. TOEFL examination is conducted multiple times a year and candidates can choose his/her timings as well as exam centers as per will. In this article, we will discuss the TOEFL 2024 Application form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Dates, etc.

Important Dates for TOEFL (Tentative)

January 2024 January 31, 2024
February 6, 2024 February 10, 2024 February 20, 2024
February 24, 2024 February 26, 2024 February 27, 2024
February 28, 2024   
March 6, 2024 March 10, 2024 March 13, 2024
March 14, 2024 March 19, 2024 March 24, 2024
March 27, 2024   
April 9, 2024 April 10, 2024 April 24, 2024
April 30, 2024  
May 1, 2024 May 8, 2024 May 14, 2024
May 15, 2024 May 22, 2024  
June 5, 2024 June 18, 2024 June 19, 2024
June 20, 2024 June 26, 2024  

TOEFL Eligibility Criteria

As such there is no eligibility criterion for taking the TOEFL examination, however, the TOEFL examination is usually taken by international students for taking admission into Universities. For taking admission to the universities, their respective eligibility criteria will be applicable.

TOEFL Registration

Candidates can follow these steps to register themselves for the TOEFL examination-

  • Candidates have to visit the official website of TOEFL using this link-
  • Now you have to create an account by clicking on “Register Now”
  •  A form will appear asking for various details like name, address, email address, and much more
  • Now after filling out the application form, the candidates have to select the date for the examination
  • Select the examination center that is near your residence
  • Now, a payment page appears where you have to pay the application fee using a credit/debit card, UPI, Net Banking, etc.
  • After the payment is done, download the acknowledgment receipt for future use

TOEFL Exam Fee Structure

TOEFL is an international-level examination to test the proficiency of the candidates in the English Language. All the transactions are done in USD i.e. Dollars. The conversion rate of USD to INR changes from time to time and therefore, the exam amount may vary. The following are the list of examination fee for various countries-

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South Korea$190

Extra Payments for TOEFL Test 2024 Exam

Late registration$40 (USD)
Reinstatement of cancelled scores$20 (USD)
Rescheduling$60 (USD)
Additional score reports (per institution or agency)$20 (USD) each
Speaking and Writing Section score review$160 (USD)
Speaking or Writing Section score review$80 (USD)

TOEFL Exam Pattern

The TOEFL exam pattern is decided by the ETS, the conducting body that governs the TOEFL exam. It consists of four sections, Writing, Listening, and Speaking. The following is the detailed examination pattern of TOEFL Examination-

SectionQuestions DurationTasks
ReadingQuestions: 30–40 questions Duration: 54–72 minutesReading 3 or 4 passages from the academic texts and answering questions based on them.
ListeningQuestions: 28-38 Duration: 41-57 minutesListening to lectures, conversations, classroom discussions, and, then answer questions based on them.
Break: 10 minutes
SpeakingQuestions: 4 tasks Duration: 17 minutesCandidates need to express their opinion on a topic familiar to them and speak based on reading and listening tasks.
WritingQuestions: 2 tasks Duration: 50 minutesCandidates need to write essay responses based on reading and listening tasks, along with supporting the opinion in writing.

TOEFL Syllabus

The TOEFL examination is divided into four sections and each section is important. Each section of the TOEFL examination tests an aspect of the English language. The following is the TOEFL syllabus which is divided into four sections-

Reading Comprehension

In the reading section, the candidate will be provided with 3-5 passages (250-500+ words) and 12-14 questions each related to the passage. The candidate will have to answer those questions by reading the comprehensions. Here, his/her reading and responsiveness will be tested.

Question type: 3–4 passages, 10 questions each

Total no. of questions: About 40

Total time: 54-72 minutes

Listening Section

In the listening section, the candidate will have to listen to a conversation of both long and short length and based on this conversation has to answer the questions. After each short audio, you will be asked one question with four choices of answers. In long conversations, you will be asked multiple questions based on the conversation with four choices.

Question type: Short as well as Long conversations

  1. 3–4 audio (3-5 minutes long, about 500-800 words), 6 questions each; About 30 questions in total
  2. 2–3 conversations (about 3 minutes long, about 12-25 exchanges), 5 questions each; About 12 questions in total

Total no. of questions: 40+

Total time: 41–57 minutes

Speaking Section

In the speaking section, the candidate will be scored based on these conversation skills and his/her ability to speak English correctly and without stuttering. The English have to be conversational, clear, and understandable, the scoring will be done based on how well the conversation takes place.

Speaking Questions covered in TOEFL Syllabus:

  1. 1 independent task (prep time: 15 sec; response time: 45 sec)
  2. 3 integrated tasks – Read/Listen/Speak (prep time: 30 sec; response time: 60 sec)

Total no. of questions: 4

Total time: 17 minutes

Writing Section

Writing Section is how you write English. The articulation of words, vocabulary, grammar, and clarity matters in this section. The questions asked could be related to the above sections as well so, it is required by the candidate to pick each topic up while giving the examination.

Writing Questions Covered in TOEFL Syllabus:

  1. 1 integrated task – Read/Listen/Write (20 minutes) (reading time: 3 min; listening time: 2 min; writing: 15 min)
  2. 1 independent task (30 minutes)

Total no. of questions: 2

Total time: 50 minutes

TOEFL Result & Test Scores

TOEFL scores the candidates based on how proficient the candidate is in the English language. ETS the conducting body uses the linguistic method of speaking, writing, listening, and reading as a way to analyze the candidate. Based on this analysis the candidate will be scored and that scores will be used by the candidates to take admission in the foreign universities.

The candidate will be scored out of 120, there is no pass or fail in this test, however, scoring better on the examination will lead to smooth admission into the desired university. Each university has its criteria and minimum TOEFL score requirement which candidates have to have to take admission. The following are the average scores and level of proficiency for analysis-

Skill/ Score RangeLevel*
Reading Score Range 0–30Advanced (24–30)
high-intermediate (18–23)
Low-Intermediate (4–17)
Below Low-Intermediate (0–3)
Listening Score Range 0–30Advanced (22–30)
high-intermediate (17–21)
Low-Intermediate (9–16)
Below Low-Intermediate (0–8)
Speaking Score Range 0–30Advanced (25–30)
high-intermediate (20–24)
Low-Intermediate (16–19)
Basic (10–15)
Below Basic (0–9
Writing Score Range 0–30Advanced (24–30)
high-intermediate (17–23)
Low-Intermediate (13–16)
Basic (7–12)
Below Basic (0–6)
Total Score These are added together for a total score of 0–120

TOEFL Preparation Books

  • TOEFL iBT: The Official ETS Study Guide
  • The Complete Guide to the TOEFL Test iBT Edition by Bruce Rogers
  • Delta’s Key to the TOEFL iBT: Advanced Skill Practice

TOEFL Test Centres across India 

The following is the list of Test Centres that you can select-

Ahmedabad Indo American Education Society Education USA Advising Center 3rd Floor, Office No. 1 & 2, 3rd Floor, Sun Square, Nr. Hotel Regenta Antarim, Ahmedabad – 380 009.Chennai Prometric Testing Pvt Ltd Dr. VPR Nagar, Off Tambaram Sriperumbudur Road, Manimangalam Post, Chennai – 601 301
Allahabad IPEM 119/25A Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Civil Lines, Allahabad – 211 001Bengaluru Prometric Testing Pvt Ltd 3rd Floor Tower B Prestige Shanti Niketan, White Field ITPL Road Bangalore South Taluk, Bengaluru – 560 048
Bhopal Billabong High International School – Bhopal  Beyond Bhadbhada Neelbad, Bhopal – 462 044Kolkata Prometric Testing Pvt Ltd Millennium City,9th Floor Block DN-62, Sector V, Salt Lake Kolkata – 700 091
Chandigarh Saint Kabir Public School – Chandigarh Sector 26 – Computer Lab, Chandigarh – 160 019Dehradun The Doon School Mall Road, Dehradun – 248 001
Kochi Sacred Heart College Sacred Heart College Computer Lab, Thevara Cochin – 682 013Gurgaon NCR Region Prometric Testing Pvt Ltd Iris Tech Park, Tower A, 2nd Floor Sector – 48 Sohna Road, Gurgaon – 122 018
Coimbatore Knowledge Institute of Technology KIT Campus, Kakapalayam Salem – 637 504 ANCONS International – Coimbatore #15, Sethuram Bldg, G. Flr Sundaresa Layout Lane, Adj IOB Race Course Br. Trichy Road, Coimbatore – 641 018Hyderabad Prometric Testing Pvt Ltd 9th Floor, Unit – 2, Kapil Towers IT Block, Survey No 115/1, IT Park, Hyderabad – 500 032 ANCONS International – Hyderabad Kaizen Imperial Heights,, Umanagar Near Lifestyle, Begumpet Hyderabad – 500 016
Indore Shri Vaishnav Polytechnic College MOG LINE – Ground Floor Indore – 452 002Jaipur Kalvi Institute Private Ltd – Jaipur Katewa Nagar Ext Gujar Kithari, New Sanganer Road, Jaipur – 302 019
Mumbai Prometric Testing Private Limited C/o Dnyan Ganga Edu Trust Ghodbunder Road, Thane West – 400 615 Study Overseas Counseling Center “Floville” St. John’s Avenue, Opp. Wellington Catholic Gymkhana, Near Khar Subway, Santacruz (West), Mumbai – 400 054Delhi Council For American Education A-260 Defence Colony New Delhi – 110 024 NIMT Information Centre – Delhi F3, First Floor, CSC2, DDA Market, Above Mother Dairy, G Block Preet Vihar, Preet Vihar, Delhi – 110 092
Patna Itechnoplus Education And Solution Pvt Ltd 1st Floor, Pratiksha Bhawan, BSNL Exchange Compound, Opp. Shiv Mandir, Khajpura, Bailey Road, Patna – 800 014Pune The Lexicon International School – Pune Lexicon Estate, Gat No. 726 Pune Nagar Highway, Bakori Phata Wagholi, Pune – 412 207
Thrissur Sahrdaya College of Engineering and Technology PB No 17, Kodakara PO, Thrissur – 680 684Tirupati ANCONS International -Tirupati Arch Road Above Syndicate Bank Bldg, Bairagipatteda, Tirupati – 517 501
Trichy Kalvi Institute Private Limited – Trichy 10th Cross Street, Pon Nagar, Trichy – 620 001Amritsar Spring Dale Senior School Fatehgarh Churian Road, Amritsar – 143 001
Vadodara MeritTrac Pvt Ltd – Vadodara Meraki Edutech 4th Floor, Carnation Complex, Opposite Pizza Hut Race Course Cir, Vadodara – 390 007Vijayawada ANCONS International – Vijayawada Tadikonda Elites, Opp. A Convention Center, Labbipet, Vijayawada – 520 010
Vishakapatnam ANCONS International – Visakhapatnam 503, Kamakshi Residency, Sheela Nagar Main Road Opp. Vikas Junior College, Visakhapatnam – 530 0012Warangal ANCONS International – Warangal G.Floor, Behind ICICI Bank, # 1-1-504, Edavelly Complex Chaitanyapuri Colony Main Rd., Kazipet, Warangal – 506 001
Gwalior Kalvi Institute Private Ltd – Gwalior 132 Sharda Vihar Colony, New High Court Road City Center GwaliorNizamabad ConquerIT Consultancy Services – Nizamabad Behind Vijay Theatre Police line, Nizamabad – 503 001
EAST GODAVARI DISTRICT BVC College of Engineering  Palacharla Rajanagaram Mandal, East Godavari District – 533 104Thiruvananthapuram Prometric Testing Pvt Ltd 7th Floor, KEK Towers, Thiruvananthapuram – 695 010
Pondicherry Kalvi Institute Private Ltd – Puducherry  231/2 Subramaniyan Street, Opposite Ashok Theatre, Villianur, Puducherry – 605 110 

FAQ on TOEFL Examination

How many universities and colleges accept TOEFL Scores?

TOEFL scores are accepted worldwide by more than 11,000 universities and institutions in over 150 countries. It is the most reputable English-language test for study, work, and immigration.

Who should take the TOEFL Examination?

Any international candidate who does not belong to an English-speaking country is required to take TOEFL.

How long will the TOEFL score be valid?

The scores are valid for 2 years, so you may want to download and print a PDF copy of your test-taker score report from your account

What to choose- TOEFL or IELTS?

TOEFL and IELTS are both English Proficiency Test that is mandatory for candidates to take admission, job, and immigration into a foreign country.

What is a good TOEFL score for Harvard University?

Harvard University prefers applicants with scores of 104 or higher on TOEFL, with individual section scores (e.g., reading, writing, listening, and speaking) of at least 26.

What is a good TOEFL score for the Ivy League?

Ivy League is an elite school and a minimum score of 100 can make you eligible for taking admission into the universities. A good score for getting ahead of others is 105 TOEFL Scores.

How many times can I sit for the TOEFL exam?

The candidate can attempt TOEFL as many times as the candidate desires, however, a three-day break is necessary between each examination.

 What is TOEFL, and why do we need to take it?

TOEFL it’s an English language proficiency test required by many universities and institutions for non-native English speakers as part of their admission process.

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