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All levels

The TOEFL iBT® test measures the ability to use and understand English at the university level. More than 35 million people worldwide have taken the TOEFL® test to demonstrate their English-language proficiency. The average English skill level ranges between intermediate and advanced.

It evaluates how well test takers combine their listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills to perform academic tasks.

Combining All 4 Skills: Listening, Reading, Speaking, and Writing

Test takers are asked to perform tasks that combine more than one skill, such as:

  • Read, listen and then speak in response to a question

  • Listen and then speak in response to a question

  • Read, listen and then write in response to a question 

Test Duration
Skills Assessed
Score Scale
4 hours
  • Listening Comprehension

  • Reading Comprehension

  • written Communication

  • Speaking proficiency

0 - 120

The TOEFL iBT® test is used for: 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

There is no passing or failing TOEFL score; individual institutions and agencies set their own score requirements.

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