1 Purpose/Intent The TOEFL IBT measures skills in reading, listening, speaking and writing, and requires you to combine 2 or more of these skills to respond to a question. The TOEFL Paper-based Test (PBT) measures how well you read, listen and write in English. Writing skills are measured with the TWE.
2 Format





Listening Comprehension

Structure and Written Expression

Reading Comprehension


2.1(A) Reading Range of vocabulary is tested and new task has also been included in TOEFL IBT that is to categorize information and fill in chart/complete summary. It measures the ability to understand non-technical reading material.
(B) Time 60-100 minutes 30 minutes
(C) Questions 36-70 1 topic
(D) Score 0-30 31 to 68
2.2 (A) Speaking Passages are more cumbersome or difficult in IBT.
2 tasks to express an opinion on a familiar topic; 4 tasks to speak based on what is read and listened to.
There is no speaking test.
(B) Time 20 minutes -
(C) Speaking 6 tasks -
(D) Score Scale 0-4 points converted to 0-30 score scale -
2.3(A) Writing This section has two sections
Task 1 independent Task-Support/Give an opinion.

Example: Govt should try and improve roads and national highways rather than improving on public transportation

Give opinion.

Integrated-In this task you have to listen and based on that some questions are given that you have to write.

There is only one independent task.
(B) Time 50 minutes 30 minutes
(C) Scores 0-5 points converted to 0-30 score scale 31 to 68
2.4(A) Listening 4-6 lectures, some with classroom discussion; each 3-5 minutes long; 6 questions each. 2-3 conversations; each 3 minutes long; 5 questions each. It also contains integrated speaking section It does not contain integrated listening section.
(B) Time 60-90 minutes 30-40 min
3 Structure Section There is no Grammar Section Grammar section is there in PBT
4 Total Time 4 hours 3 hours
5 Performance Feedback It is provided in TOEFL IBT on test taker report Not provided.
6 Fees It varies from country to country. For more details please click to* The fees is around $150
Strenuous Test TOEFL IBT is difficult task as compared to TOEFL PBT It is bit easy
7 Score

Listening 0 to 30

Reading 0 to 30

Speaking 0 to 30

Writing 0 to 30

Listening Comprehension: 31 to 68

Structure/Written Expression: 31 to 68

Total Score 120

Reading Comprehension: 31 to 68

Total: 310 to 677


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