TOEFL Exam prerequisites

What are the prerequisites for writing the TOEFL exam?

TOEFL exam (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is a test for aspirants who want to study abroad and
get some international experience. All students whose first language isn’t English must take this exam.
People besides students take the TOEFL exam because it’s required for getting a visa. The TOEFL exam is
for people who’ve finished high school or equivalent.

The ETS, the company that runs the TOEFL exam, hasn’t set any specific eligibility criteria for the test,
not even any age limit. It’s mostly given to students who want to get into English-speaking colleges or
universities. Universities in the U.S. and Canada require students to prove their English proficiency
before they are admitted.

It is important that you check the requirements of the college/university you are applying to, since it is
an English test. This test has four parts: reading, writing, listening and speaking. The candidates’ scores
are averaged to 120.

Types of TOEFL exams:

a) TOEFL-iBT (internet Based test)
b) TOEFL-PBT (Paper Based test)
c) TOEFL-ITP (Institutional Testing Program (ITP)

You should know that the TOEFL-iBT is used by colleges and universities to make high-stakes decisions,
such as whether to admit a student, while the TOEFL-ITP tests are used for initial screening, and are
most often used with students who have already been admitted.

Benefits of taking TOEFL exam:
  1. TOEFL is recognized by thousands of colleges and universities in 130 countries.
  2. Candidates can appear for this test multiple times.
  3. One of the most widely used language tests.
  4. Your TOEFL score is valid for two years.
Eligibility Requirements for the TOEFL Exam

To start with, you should know that the TOEFL test (both TOEFL-IBT and TOEFL-PBT) is open to everyone.
Here are a set of eligibility criteria for both TOEFL exam types:

Study requirements:

a. You need to have passed 10+2 from any recognized Board or University to take the
b. If you’re a high school student, or are studying at a higher level, you can take this test to get
your TOEFL score.
c. Some Institutes don’t ask for TOEFL scores from certain international applicants. Categories
d. Non-native speakers with degrees or diplomas from English-speaking countries such as the
United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand.
e. Non-native speakers completed at least a two-year course in English.f. If you’re not a native speaker and have successfully pursued academic work at English-speaking
schools in an English-speaking country for a specified period (generally 2 years).
g. Students who have transferred from US or Canadian institutions and have well-evaluated
academic course work in relation to the demand and duration of the test.
h. If you’re not a native speaker, you’ve taken the TOEFL test in the past two years.


  1. Identity proof (passport)
  2. Relevant Educational certificates
  3. Receipt of payments
  4. Application form
How to Register for TOEFL exam?

You can register for the TOEFL test by phone, online, by mail, or in person at the TOEFL test registration
center. You can take the TOEFL exam whenever you want. When you fill out the application, choose a
test center and make the payments. In addition, you can register for the TOEFL exam up to seven days
before the exam.

How does PTE Institute help you?

Proficient Training Institute’s TOEFL courses prepare you for the test by using recommended TOEFL
books and resources, and expert guidance from their trainers. Our PTE experts consult and give the
guidance you’ve been looking for TOEFL. We have solutions and teams to cater for your entire
registration process, preparation and practice to reach your dream scores in TOEFL. Schedule a call with
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