FAQ ( Frequently Asked Questions for TOEFL iBT)   Leave a comment

FAQ ( Frequently Asked Questions for TOEFL iBT)


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1.     Who needs to take TOEFL iBT?
TOEFL iBT is an English language test required for Physical and Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Pharmacists, Teachers and other professionals who wish to work in the United States, Canada and Australia, New Zealand

It is also a pre-requisite for those who want to study and/or migrate in the above-mentioned countries.

2.     What is the score requirement to pass TOEFL iBT?
Score requirement varies depending on the purpose of the examinee.

For those wanting to study abroad, the score requirement for most Universities and Colleges in the United States, Australia, Singapore, etc. is 85.

For professionals seeking work the following score requirement applies:

  • PTs and OTs – total score 89 with 26 in speaking (FCCPT/NBCOT)
  • Pharmacist – Reading 21, Listening 18, Speaking 26, Writing 24(FPGEE)
  • Reading 21, Listening 18, Speaking 27, Writing 24 (PEBC)
  • Nurses – 83 with 26 in speaking

3.     How do I register for TOEFL iBT?
You may visit their website at www.ets.org and register a profile. Once registered, you will have an access to the schedule and location of the exams in your locality. Payment and confirmation of the registration can be done online. The email confirmation or print out signifies that your registration is successful and all you have to do is show up on the day of the exam at the designated time and place.

4.     What do I need to bring on the exam day?
The printed confirmation letter with one of the following valid IDs must be brought at the test center:

  • Valid passport with signature
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Military ID

 Important Notice:Unable to present one of the following identification listed above will not be allowed to take the test in our center.

5.     When do I get the results after taking the exam?
Results will be mailed to your return address after 15 working days. It can also be viewed through the website once you access your profile.

 6.     Who will forward my grades to the University, Regulatory Commission or other institutions?
Your scores will be automatically mailed to your recipients for as long as you are able to indicate the score recipient during your registration. Make sure that you have the correct recipient code or address and name of the institution.

7.     What is the format of the TOEFL iBT test?
The TOEFL IBT is an internet-based test that has four sections, Reading, Listening, Writing, and Speaking. Each section has a perfect score of 30 each. Total score perfect score is 120.

8.     How long is the TOEFL iBT test?
The test is 4 and a half hour long. There will be a ten minute break after two sections.

9.     How do I prepare for the test?
TOEFL IBT is an English Language Fluency Exam. Basically, English Fluency is a skill so the best practice would be to communicate in English constantly. The most helpful way to ace this exam is to join review centers that will help you familiarize with the formats and the task types

10.     Contact information

A.To Cancel or Reschedule your TOEFL iBT test.

Philippines TOEFL iBT Regional Registration Center (RRC)

Phone :60-3-7628-3333


B.Unable to Meet ID Requirements

ETS Office of Testing Integrity (OTI)







 REMINDER: If you do not contact OTI and as a result you are not permitted to test or your scores are withheld, your test fees will not be refunded.

About the TOEFL iBT® Test

The TOEFL iBT® test, administered via the Internet, is an important part of your journey to study in an English-speaking country. In addition to the test, the ETS TOEFL Program provides tools and guides to help you prepare for the test and improve your English-language skills.

What Is the TOEFL iBT Test?

The TOEFL iBT test measures your ability to use and understand English at the university level. And it evaluates how well you combine your listening, reading, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks.

There are two formats for the TOEFL® test. The format you take depends on the location of your test center. Most test takers take the TOEFL iBT test. Test centers that do not have Internet access offer the Paper-based Test (PBT).

Who Takes the TOEFL® Test?

More than 27 million people from all over the world have taken the TOEFL test to demonstrate their English-language proficiency. The average English skill level ranges between Intermediate and Advanced.

  • Students planning to study at a higher education institution
  • English-language learning program admissions and exit
  • Scholarship and certification candidates
  • English-language learners who want to track their progress
  • Students and workers applying for visas

Where Can I Get Local, In-language Support?

You can contact a local TOEFL iBT Resource Center for general in-language information about the TOEFL test and test preparation. TOEFL iBT Resource Centers are available in specific countries.

Who Accepts TOEFL Test Scores?

More than 8,500 colleges, agencies and other institutions in over 130 countries accept TOEFL scores. For more information, including using your scores to satisfy visa requirements in Australia and the United Kingdom, how to find institutions that accept TOEFL scores, and more, see Who Accepts TOEFL Scores.

Where and When Can I Take the TOEFL iBT Test?

The TOEFL test has more test dates (more than 50 per year) and locations (4,500 test centers in 165 countries) than any other English-language test in the world. You can retake the test as many times as you wish.

Watch a short video (Flash) to see what happens at one of our TOEFL iBT test centers on test day.

What Resources Can Help Me Prepare for the TOEFL iBT Test?

ETS offers a variety of paid and free preparation materials to help you get ready for the TOEFL test. Watch our new video, TOEFL® Resources: An Overview for Students (Flash) to learn about the tools from ETS that can help you prepare for the test.

What Does the TOEFL iBT Test Cost?

The cost of the test can range from US$160 to US$250 and varies between countries. For information on registration, fees, test dates, locations and formats, select your test location.




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