The TOEFL® conducting body, ETS® (Educational Testing Service) administers the TOEFL examination to measure the ability of a non-native English speaker to read, write and speak English. Typically, there are four sections in the TOEFL 2018 test pattern, namely, Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing which take a total of about four and a half hours to complete. In accordance with the TOEFL test pattern 2018, candidates appearing for TOEFL are required to solve integrated tasks that combine more than one skill; Reading, Listening and then Speaking in response to the given question, Listening and then speaking in response to the asked question, and Reading, Listening and then Writing in response to the given question. The TOEFL test pattern is similar worldwide and all the mock tests are prepared, keeping in mind the test pattern of TOEFL 2018.
Following are the four sections and their score distribution:-
Reading Section (Score of 0–30)
Listening Section (Score of 0–30)
Speaking Section (Score of 0–30)
Writing Section (Score of 0–30)
Total TOEFL result (0–120)
TOEFL 2018 Test Pattern
|Reading||1||60-80 mins||36-56 questions||Read 3-4 passages and answer questions|
|Listening||2||60-90 mins||34-51 questions||Listen to 4-6 lectures and 2-3 conversations and answer questions|
|Speaking||4||20 mins||6 tasks||Answer prompts about familiar topics, campus situations, and academic course content|
|Writing||5||50 mins||2 tasks||Compare a passage and a lecture; write about your opinion|
|TOTAL||__||About 4 hrs||__||__|
TOEFL is recognized by more than 10,000 participating institutes of TOEFL across 130 countries, including Australia, Canada, the UK and the United States. It is conducted more than 50 times a year at 4,500 test centres across 165 countries worldwide. One can register for TOEFL exam at his/her convenient TOEFL test date 2018. TOEFL has two formats TOEFL- TOEFL iBT (Internet-based test) and TOEFL PBT (paper-based test) and is typically held on Saturdays and Sundays. All the aspiring candidates must be thorough with the test pattern of TOEFL 2018 to obtain scores on the higher side.