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TOEFL Scoring System

The TOEFL iBT grades with five scores: listening, reading, writing, speaking, and the total score.

The score range on the iBT TOEFL Test is: 0-120.

The highest possible total score is therefore 120 points. This breaks down in each section as a scaled score:

Listening: 0-30

Reading: 0-30

Writing: 0-30

Speaking: 0-30

TOTAL SCORE: 0-120

The scores is valid for two years and the highest possible score is 120.

The normal fee for the iBT TOEFL is about $110 USD.

Test Content

The Reading section consists of three academic reading passages.

  1. Questions measure your ability to understand and analyze the meaning of the passages.
  2. New features include a glossary and a review option.

The Listening section consists of two conversations and four lectures.

  1. Questions measure your ability to understand what you’ve heard.
  2. You may take notes while you listen.
  3. Some lectures also include classroom dialogue.

The Writing section consists of two tasks.

  1. For the first task, you will read a passage about an academic topic and then listen to a lecture on the same topic. You may take notes while you do this. You then use your notes to write a response based on what you have read and heard.
  2. For the second task, you write a response based on your own knowledge and experience.

The Speaking section consists of six tasks.

  1. The two independent tasks require you to speak on familiar topics.
  2. The four integrated tasks require you to combine more than one skill when responding. For example, you will read a passage and listen to a brief lecture or conversation and then speak in response.

How to Compare TOEFL Test Scores

There are three main kinds of TOEFL tests: Paper Based (PBT), Computer Based (CBT), Internet Based (iBT)

PBT
CBT
i BT
673-677
297-300
120
670
293
119
667
290
118
660-663
287
117
657
283
116
650-653
280
114-115
647
277
113
640-643
273
111-112
637
270
110
630-633
267
109
623-627
263
106-108
617-620
260
105
613
257
103-104
607-610
253
101-102
600-603
250
100
597
247
98-99
590-593
243
96-97
587
240
94-95
580-583
237
92-93
577
233
90-91
570-573
230
88-89
567
227
86-87
563
223
84-85
557-560
220
83
553
217
81-82
550
213
79-80
547
210
77-78
540-543
207
76
537
203
74-75
533
200
72-73
527-530
197
71
523
193
69-70
520
190
68
517
187
66-67
513
183
65
507-510
180
64
503
177
62-63
500
173
61
497
170
59-60
493
167
58
487-490
163
57
483
160
56
480
157
54-55
477
153
53
470-473
150
52
467
147
51
463
143
49-50
460
140
48
457
137
47
450-453
133
45-46
447
130
44
443
127
43
437-440
123
41-42
433
120
40
430
117
39
423-427
113
38
420
110
36-37
417
107
35
410-413
103
34
407
100
33
400-403
97
32
397
93
30-31
390-393
90
29
387
87
28
380-383
83
26-27
377
80
25
370-373
77
24
363-367
73
23
357-360
70
22
353
67
21
347-350
63
19-20
340-343
60
18
333-337
57
17
330
53
16
323-327
50
15
317-320
47
14
313
43
13
310
0-40
0-12