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The TOEFL® Test Keeps You Moving Forward

As the world reopens from the pandemic, TOEFL iBT® test centers are opening too. Find a location near you to test safely in person, or test at home with the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition.

The TOEFL iBT test measures academic English skills the way they’re actually used in the classroom, so universities know you’re ready to succeed. The test has 4 sections — Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing — and you’ll perform tasks that combine these 4 skills.

Learn more about the TOEFL iBT test

Why Choose the TOEFL Test?

Accepted and preferred by institutions worldwide, so you will stand out to admissions officers. Test your way, at a test center or at home. A better test experience, with enhancements like MyBest scores and a shorter test.

Learn more about why you should choose the TOEFL test

Prepare for Success

Explore official guides, practice tests, sample questions and more, all designed to help you get your best score and prepare for the academic English demands of a university classroom.

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Select Your Destination:

  • Australia and New Zealand
  • Canada
  • U.K. and Europe
  • United States

Get Where You Want to Go

Where would you like to study? Learn more about how the TOEFL® test can help you get to these popular study destinations.

Australia and New Zealand

The TOEFL test is accepted by 100% of universities and for all migration visas.1

Learn more about studying in Australia or New Zealand


The TOEFL test is preferred by more than 80% of Canadian graduate programs. And Canadian universities receive more TOEFL scores than all other English tests combined.

Learn more about studying in Canada

U.K. and Europe

The TOEFL test is accepted by 100% of U.K. universities, including the Russell Group®. It’s also accepted by all top European universities with programs in English, and it’s the most preferred test in France and Germany.

Learn more about studying in the U.K. or Europe

United States

The TOEFL test is preferred by 9 out of 10 universities and accepted everywhere. U.S. universities receive more TOEFL scores than all other English tests combined.

Learn more about studying in the United States


With the TOEFL test, you’ll get fair, unbiased scores that provide an accurate representation of your abilities.


Get the tools you’ll need for your TOEFL journey. Bulletins, forms, tips for improving your skills and more.

Disability Accommodations

ETS is committed to providing testing accommodations to test takers who meet ETS criteria.

TOEFL® Paper-delivered Testing

The revised TOEFL® Paper-delivered Test is offered 4 times a year in locations where internet testing isn’t available. It’s closely aligned with the TOEFL iBT test, but doesn’t include a Speaking section.

Content and Structure of the revised TOEFL® Paper-delivered Test

The revised TOEFL® Paper-delivered Test is administered in a paper-and-pencil format and takes about 2 hours and 25 minutes to complete.

As you can see in the table below, the test has 3 sections.

SectionDescriptionTime LimitNo. of Questions
ListeningMeasures the ability to understand spoken English as it is used in university classrooms41 minutes28
ReadingMeasures the ability to understand non-technical reading material written in English54 minutes30
WritingMeasures the ability to write in English in an academic setting50 minutes2 tasks

About the revised TOEFL® Paper-delivered Test

The TOEFL test is a key step in your journey to study abroad.

Which TOEFL Test Should I Take?

The TOEFL test is available in 2 formats — 1 that is delivered via the internet, and 1 that is a paper test. 98 percent of TOEFL test takers worldwide take the TOEFL iBT® test, delivered via the internet, and access continues to expand. The TOEFL iBT test is desired by universities because it measures all 4 communication skills — reading, listening, speaking, and writing.

For those test takers who don’t have access to the TOEFL iBT test, there is the revised TOEFL® Paper-delivered Test. The revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test is offered only in locations where testing via the internet is not available. The paper test was designed to align closely with the TOEFL iBT test in that it requires test takers to combine their communication skills — for example, listening to a lecture, reading a passage, and then writing a response. Integrating skills gives a more accurate indication of a test taker’s ability to communicate in English. There is no Speaking section because of the technological requirements of capturing spoken responses.

ETS remains committed to providing access for anyone who wants to take the TOEFL test. Please be assured that ETS is making every effort to ensure that individuals living in areas where testing via the internet is not available will be able to test.

Regardless of which test you take, all TOEFL scores remain valid for 2 years after your test date.

Who Takes the TOEFL Test?

More than 35 million people from all over the world have taken the TOEFL test to demonstrate their English-language proficiency.

Who Accepts TOEFL Scores?

More than 11,000 universities and colleges in over 150 countries accept TOEFL test scores. In addition, agencies and institutions rely on TOEFL scores as well:

  • Immigration departments use them to issue residential and work visas.
  • Medical and licensing agencies use them for professional certification purposes.
  • Individuals use them to measure their progress in learning English.

What Is the revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test?

The test is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read an overview of the 3 test sections: Reading, Listening and Writing (PDF).

Where and When Can I Take the revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test?

The test is offered 4 times each year. See a list of test centers and dates (PDF) or check the online registration system for the latest information. Not all test centers are open for every test date.

What Does It Cost?

The test fee is US$180. See Fees for information about payment methods and deadlines.

What Resources Are Available to Help Me Prepare for the Test?

ETS offers a variety of free preparation materials and sample questions to help you get ready for the revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test.

Note: You can use free or paid materials designed for the TOEFL iBT test. Just remember that the TOEFL iBT test has a Speaking section, and the revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test does not.

The revised TOEFL® Paper-delivered Test Fees, Payment Policies and Refunds

Test FeeUS$180
Additional Score Reports (per recipient)US$20 each
Reading and Listening Answer Sheet Score ReviewUS$50
Writing Section Score ReviewUS$80
Score ReinstatementUS$20

Fees are subject to change without notice. The above amounts are inclusive of any Value Added or similar taxes that ETS is liable to pay. In jurisdictions where the customer is required to account for any local taxes due, the price remitted to ETS excludes those taxes. In those circumstances, it is the sole responsibility of the customer to pay those taxes to the local tax authority. ETS is not responsible or liable for collecting and remitting those taxes on the customer’s behalf.

Forms of Payment

  1. Credit/debit card — American Express®, Discover®, JCB®, Mastercard® or VISA®. Any debit/check card branded with one of the 5 accepted credit card logos can be used. Note: American Express, Discover, JCB and Mastercard are not accepted for the following locations: Benin, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Togo. Only VISA cards are accepted for those locations.
  2. PayPal® account
  3. E-check — Must be drawn on a U.S. bank and in US$.
  4. Money order in US$.
  5. Bank draft in US$.
  6. Checks in US$ made payable to “ETS-TOEFL.”
  7. Western Union® QuickPay® — when completing the form, use the following under “Pay To:” Company Name: Educational Testing Service; City Code: TOEFLPROGRAM NJ; Country: U.S.A. You must include the original receipt marked “Agent’s Copy” with your form. Copies, facsimiles or receipts marked “Customer’s Copy” will not be accepted as valid payment.

Payment methods are subject to change without notice.

Other Acceptable Forms of Payment

If paying by personal check or money order, please comply with the following:

  • Bank name and address must be preprinted on the check.
  • Check must have a preprinted check number.
  • Check must have test taker’s or payer’s name and address. Typewritten names are not acceptable.
  • Checks cannot be more than 90 days old when received by ETS.
  • Checks and money orders must be in US$.

Do not send cash or demand drafts. Receipts for bank checks or money orders are not acceptable. The actual negotiable check or money order must be sent with your request.


A partial refund of 50 percent of the registration fee is available if you return an unused admission ticket. Once you are admitted to the test center, you are not eligible for any refund. Refunds will not be given if you do not follow proper registration procedures and/or fail to present the required ID document(s) at the test center.

To request a partial refund:

Complete the Refund Request Form (PDF) and send your unused admission ticket with the form to:

TOEFL Services
Educational Testing Service
P.O. Box 6151
Princeton, NJ 08541-6151 USA

Your Refund Request Form and admission ticket must be received within 60 days after your test date. Refunds will be in U.S. dollars. Allow 8 weeks for processing.

Fee Reduction Service

The TOEFL Fee Reduction Service is designed for high school seniors in the United States with financial need who are applying to colleges and universities where TOEFL scores are recommended or required.

The cost of the fee reduction voucher is 50 percent of the regular test fee. Please review the fee reduction guidelines (PDF) and the fee reduction voucher request form (PDF) for more information.

Prepare for the revised TOEFL® Paper-delivered Test

Free Sample Questions

See our free sample questions for the Reading, Listening and Writing sections of the revised TOEFL® Paper-delivered Test. Review directions and questions to prepare for test day:

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