Want to get a direct ticket to English universities in abroad? Go and grab your ticket through TOEFL.

Test of English as a Foreign Language(TOEFL) is an entrance test to measure the English language ability of non-native speakers wishing to enrol in English-speaking universities.If you wish to study or work in a foreign land to gather international exposure, TOEFL is the test to start with.The TOEFL test is the most widely respected English-language test in the world, recognized by more than 10,000 colleges, universities and agencies in more than 130 countries. Your TOEFL score stays valid for 2 years.

TOEFL test covers 4 major sections-

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • writing of the English language

TOEFLtest pattern-

  1. Reading:

36-56 questions

Task - Reading 3 or 4 passages from academic texts and answering questions

Duration – 60-80 minutes

  1. Listening:

34-51 questions

Task - Listening to academic lectures, classroom discussions and conversations, and answering questions

Duration – 60-90 minutes

  • Speaking:

6 tasks

Task - Expressing an opinion on a familiar topic; speaking based on reading and listening tasks

Duration –20 minutes

  1. Writing:

2 tasks

Task - Writing essay responses based on reading and listening tasks; supporting an opinion in writing

Duration –50 minutes

Test duration is 4hours, approximately.According to the TOEFL Test Pattern, candidates get a mandatory break for 10 minutes after the Reading and Listening sections.To enter the top universities, you are expected to have a TOEFL score of approximately 100/120, with minimum 25/30 in each section.TOEFL 2018 will be conducted online for more than 50 times over the period of 12 months at 4500 test centres in 165 countries worldwide.

Most countries conduct the Internet-based test whereas some countries conduct the revised TOEFL Paper-delivered TOEFL test. Exams are usually held on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. A candidate may retake a test as many times required. But the test cannot be taken within 12 hrs of the previous exam taken.


TOEFL test is not restricted with any such eligibility criteria. Ordinarily a pass in 10+2 level of any recognised Indian Board or University is a suitable qualification to take the TOEFL, or you can appear in TOEFL after seeking your Under graduate degree as well. Apart from clearing the TOEFL cut-off, the university you get intothrough TOEFL might have an admission criterion to be fulfilled.


Steps to register for TOEFL 2018:


  • Create an ETS account for TOEFL registration 2018
  • Select TOEFL test type
  • Set location and date for the TOEFL 2018
  • Fill academic background information required forregistration
  • Make payment through American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard or VISA
  • Fees for TOEFL is:
  • The US$195
  • Australia$300
  • India$180
  • Germany$245
  • South Korea$190


Some of the best TOEFL Coaching Institutes in India are

  • Jamboree
  • Edwise
  • Jeeva’s Educational Academy, Hyderabad
  • TIME
  • Visu Academy, Hyderabad
  • Manjoorans, Kerala
  • Aadele, Chennai
  • Edstar
  • Anglo English, Chennai


Some of the top universities that take TOEFL score are:

  • Amherst College
  • Andrews University
  • Bentley University
  • Boston University
  • Brandeis University
  • Brown University
  • Bryn Mawr College
  • California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
  • Carleton College
  • Carnegie Mellon University

Minimum TOEFL score required for topmost universities in abroad are:

  • MIT

MIT IBT: 90 minimum; 100 recommended

MIT Graduate Mechanical Engineering TOEFL - 100 IBT

MIT Graduate EECS TOEFL Min. 100,

MIT graduate Economics TOEFL Min. 100

  • Stanford

Stanford Graduate Economics - iBT 100

Stanford Business School - TOEFL iBT 100

As per EE department: if your TOEFL is lower than min. The requirement you can still apply if you are admitted you might have to take English courses.

  • UCLA

Graduate school - TOEFL 87 (iBT)

Undergraduate school - TOEFL 100 (iBT)

EE - Graduate program - TOEFL iBT - 87

  • UT - Austin

TOEFL - 79 (School of Information)

Graduate School- TOEFL - 79

School of Journalism - TOEFL Min. 79 , Preferred 85, Average 105.

Mechanical Engg. (graduate program), Min. TOEFL is 79.

  • Columbia University

Undergraduate admissions - TOEFL iBT -100.

School of Arts - Min. TOEFL 100 (iBT)

Graduate (CS) - 101

Graduate (law school)- Min. TOEFL 105 (iBT)

  • University of Florida

Warrington School of Business: TOEFL - 80 (iBT)

Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering - TOEFL 80 (iBT)

  • NCSU

Undergraduate- TOEFL 85

Graduate- TOEFL : 80

Graduate ECE -TOEFL : 90

  • Rutgers

TOEFL iBT - 79

College of Nursing/Pharmacy - TOEFL 100

  • ASU

Graduate school TOEFL 80

Carey School of Business - TOEFL :80

School of Molecular Sciences - TOEFL : 100

Engineering(graduate) - TOEFL : 80

  • Iowa State University

Undergraduate - TOEFL :71 (iBT)

Graduate - TOEFL :81 (iBT)

Graduate - Mechanical Engineering : 79 (iBT)

Some TOEFL coaching centres can even train you online if it is flexible for you. In India, the coaching is given on basis of terms and there is one month of time in every term. You can do a month’s coaching, equivalent to a term, for 5000-10,000rs. The coaching centres will brush up your reasoning skills and develop the logical skills in you. Though self-study can also be sufficient to prepare for entrance exams like these but the right short cuts while solving questions and the right pattern of studying the topics can be got more wisely through coaching classes. Also, for students who aren’t punctual with studies, going for coaching helps by inculcating in them the much-needed punctuality towards TOEFL preparation as this exam can help you turn your career exponentially up by enrolling you in some of the top universities in Abroad. You will get a chance to learn in an entirely different environment and with people belonging to different culture.

You can get into a UG college in accordance with your area of interest and then simultaneously join a coaching institute and spare out your time to prepare for TOEFL side by side, crack the exam and then do your PG in abroad or you can directly jump in abroad to pursue your UG degree.The urge to know the practicality of education, diversity of education and to study and develop in a different learning environment, has been increasing among youngsters. If you also feel the willingness to pursue your graduation or post-graduation in English language in abroad regardless of your area of interest, then TOEFL is the exam you should prepare for.

Step ahead in your future endeavours!