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Understanding the New TOEFL System Test Section Old TOEFL New TOEFL   Reading 3 to 4 Reading Comprehension Passages 12 to 14 Questions on each passage 60-80 minutes 3 to 4 Reading passages 10 Questions on each passage 54 to 72 minutes   Listening 4 to 6 Lectures, 6 Questions on each section 2 to 3 Conversations, 5 Questions each 60-90 minutes 3 to 4 Lectures, 6 Questions on each section 2 to 3 Conversations, 5 Questions each 41-57 minutes   Speaking 6 Tasks 2 Independent Tasks 4 Integrated Tasks 20 minutes 4 Tasks 1 Independent Task 3 Integrated Tasks 17 minutes   Writing 2 Essays 1 Integrated Task 1 Independent Task 50 minutes   No Official Changes Detailing the New TOEFL: TOEFL Reading: - Total 7 minutes and 30 seconds extra to answer reading questions. - The style of the passages will not change. TOEFL Listening: - 64% lesserREAD MORE
Collegepond TOEFL Coaching
A TOEFL score is usually considered as a criterion for rejection rather than for selection. Universities spell out a minimum score as a mandatory requirement for students coming from non-English speaking countries since English is the language of communication in the US.  If you meet this eligibility requirement, your application is passed on to the next stage of the selection procedure. Sometimes meeting this cut off score is enough for the school to feel confident about your English skills, but there are cases where it is recommended that you score higher than the cut-off score to improve your chances of being admitted. Some schools are more accommodating and flexible and ask for alternative requirements if you fail to meet their TOEFL cut-off score. Hence, before you begin studying for the TOEFL, it’s a good idea to know the score that you need to achieve. Given below is a list ofREAD MORE
You are working your fingers to the bone to get a perfect score and your mock test results are reflecting the dedicated efforts you are putting in. But this is not the only groundwork you need to do before taking standardized tests like GRE and TOEFL — it’s equally important to select the right test centre. While the GRE and TOEFL test are administered all year-round at various test centres across the country, it is crucial that you select your test centres prudently. To save you from the pain of physically visiting the centres across Mumbai, Collegepond has put in extensive effort in researching GRE and TOEFL centres for you by conducting surveys based on several parameters for each test centre- Goregaon, Andheri, Mulund, Nerul and Vile Parle. Staff cooperation, seating comfort, punctuality, ease of registration, absence of technical difficulties, proper stationery, quality of headphones and appropriate space with regards to seating arrangements are parametersREAD MORE
Top Entrance exams for overseas study
Top Entrance exams for overseas study | Education Abroad Overseas education is gaining a lot of prominence and it caters to students of varied academic backgrounds and interests. However, there are certain prerequisites that need to be met in order to gain admission into an overseas university. Top Entrance exams for overseas study Top entrance exams: Some of the most popular and important international entrance exams include the GRE, GMAT, SAT, TOEFL, IELTS and PTE.  Students may be required to give a combination of one or more exams which may be unique to that country and its education system. Given below is a brief introduction to the various entrance exams and respective paper formats: GRE:  The Graduate Record Examination, a standardized test, is a prerequisite for gaining admission into a majority of graduate schools in the United States.  It was created as well as administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS)READ MORE
One of the most important criteria for students who wish to pursue their further studies at an English-speaking university abroad is proficiency in English Language. Taking English Language Proficiency tests is essential for students from countries like India, where English is not the first language. The Proficiency of international students in English Language is assessed through certain popular standardized tests such as TOEFL, IELTS and the relatively new PTE. Due to the availability of so many options, students often get confused as to which test they should choose. Hence a comparative analysis of TOEFL, IELTS and PTE will enable students to understand all the aspects of these tests and make the right decision. About the tests: TOEFL- The Test of English Language as a Foreign Language, popularly known as TOEFL, measures a student’s ability to use and understand English. It tests how well a student can combine the listening, reading,READ MORE
about the toefl exam
What is TOEFL? Students who wish to study abroad in an English-speaking country are required to take a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). This test assesses one’s ability to speak and understand English by analyzing his/her English language skills in terms of reading, speaking, listening and writing. It evaluates how well one can combine these skills to perform well in academic tasks. TOEFL is accepted as proof of English proficiency across 9,000 colleges and it is conducted more than 50 times in a year by Educational Testing Service (ETS) – a US-based non-profit organization. TOEFL test format: TOEFL has two versions: TOEFL IBT (Internet-based Test) and TOEFL PBT (paper-based test). Both the versions of TOEFL test has four sections- Reading, Speaking, Listening and Writing and takes about 4-hours to complete. Students can retake the TOEFL test as many times as they wish. It uses both human ratersREAD MORE
How to register for the TOEFL iBT exam
TOEFL Vs IELTS - Which one is better for me? Effective communication in English involves much more than understanding grammatical conventions. The education system in most western countries is highly collaborative and research oriented.  Therefore, students are required to understand the contextual and colloquial usage of English. This is why most acclaimed universities expect students to have a strong command over the communicative aspects of English.  Being able to express your ideas cogently in succinct language is a sought-after skill.  Moreover, the ability to read, comprehend and respond to huge volumes of library reference material ensures a student’s success in academic and research undertakings.  Hence higher education aspirants from countries where English is not the first language need to exhibit the required proficiency in English in order to become a part of an international classroom setting. On this account, the two standardized English language testing systems, which are widely acceptedREAD MORE
What is a good score in TOEFL
This article is about understanding the TOEFL requirements of the Universities and thereby answering "What is a Good Score in TOEFL?"  TOEFL or Test of English as a Foreign Language is a standardised test to measure the applicant’s proficiency in English. TOEFL is recognized by more than 9,000 colleges, universities and organizations and other TOEFL participating institutes across 130 countries, including Australia, Canada, the UK and the United States. Each section has a score of 30, for a total overall score of 120. You don’t pass or fail the TOEFL. Sometimes universities require a specific score for each section of the test, for example, 24 out of 30 in the speaking section. The score levels for the various sections are as mentioned below: Sections Score Range Level Listening Section 0–30 High (22–30) Intermediate (15–21) Low (0–14) Speaking Section 0–30 Good (26–30) Fair (18–25) Limited (10–17) Weak (0–9) Reading Section 0–30 High (22–30)READ MORE