TOEFL Basics

In order to get a high score on the TOEFL iBT, you first need to inform yourself about the test. Research has shown that students who know what to expect do better on the exam.

For the latest updates on rules and requirements, it is best to consult the official website of ETS, the makers of the TOEFL at www.ets.org/toefl.

It is also helpful to ask your local ESL school, exam prep centre, or TOEFL test center for a copy of the TOEFL Information and Registration Bulletin, in which you will find detailed information about the following areas:

Before the Test

  • registration info
  • test dates
  • test centres
  • test prep material
  • official practice tests
  • payment policies
  • test procedures
  • test regulation
  • identification requirements

Day of the Test

  • test centre procedures
  • test centre regulations
  • personal items
  • seating
  • timing
  • breaks
  • illness
  • causes for dismissal

After the Test

  • examinee score record
  • official score reports
  • ordering additional reports
  • rescoring requests
  • score verification

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