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TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)


The TOEFL test measures the ability of non native speakers of English to communicate in English in the college or university classroom. Test scores are used in the admissions process at more than 6,000 academic institutions throughout the world.

TOEFL test is available either as the Internet-based Test or Paper-based Test.

Eligibility Requirements

Ordinarily a pass in 10+2 level of any recognized Indian Board or University is a suitable qualification to take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) test. Although the level of test is high.

A score in TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language reflects the English Proficiency of a candidate in English. Generally this test is taken by a candidate who wants to study outside his/her native country especially where English is NOT the native language.

Exemption Forms TOEFL

Several institutions report that they often do NOT require TOEFL test scores from certain categories of international applicants. These include:

  • Non native speakers who hold degrees or diplomas from postsecondary institutions in English-speaking countries (e.g., the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand).
  • Non-native speakers who have successfully completed at least a two-years course of study in which English was the language of instruction.
  • Transfer students from institutions in the United States or Canada whose academic course work was favourably evaluated in relation to its demands and duration.
  • Non-native speakers who have taken the TOEFL test within the past two years.
  • Non-native speakers who have successfully pursued academic work at schools where English was the language of instruction in an English-speaking country for a specified period, generally two years.

Certification requirement

To obtain  this Certification, the required exam to be taken is:

TOEFL :Test of English as a Foreign Language