International English Exams

Education system in our country gives more importance to reading & writing. Optimistically if we look deep into our communication system listening and speaking are the core sources of expressing ideas and views efficiently.

International Examination like TOEFL & IELTS generally organized with certain methods to check the proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and listening. We have mentioned all the detailed methodology below for your knowledge.

For TOFEL & IELTS Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening, all these four plays an important role.

Those applicants who are preparing for the concerned entrance exam may go through the complete details of the paper pattern and question paper marking scheme from here below.

Age Limitation:

Educational Testing Service

The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is the special test designed for testing the ability and skill of a candidate about using English in an academic setting.

The exam is available in basically two modes for all the applicants namely, TOEFL IBT (Internet Based Test) and TOEFL PBT (Paper Based Test) respectively.

The TOEFL Exam provides eligibility to work in the following sectors & in the following countries:

  • Government Agencies
  • Business
  • Licensing Bodies or Scholarship Programs


  • India
  • US (United States)
  • France
  • Germany
  • Canada
  • Italy

TOEFL Test Eligibility

There is no limitationbased on age or qualifications. So anyone interested can take the test.

TOEFL Dates:-

There is no such schedule for TOEFL exam as the exam is conducted all round the year. Candidates, who want to appear for the exam, can contact the local regional office and schedule the date and time for test.Registration is available 3-4 months before the test date, but register early to reserve your seat.

Registering online is the easiest method goes to

The test fee depends on the test location you choose. TOEFL exam fees vary from US$160 to US$250.

Late registration fee for TOEFL: US$35

Rescheduling fee for TOEFL: US$60

TOEFL IBT (Internet Based Test) 2016 Test Pattern:-

The TOEFL IBT test is given in English and administered via the Internet. There are four sections (listening, reading, speaking and writing) which take a total of about four and a half hours to complete.

IBT TOEFL Testpattern

Section Type of Question No. of Question Duration
Reading 3-4 passages with 12-14 questions per passage 36-70 60-80 minutes
Listening 4-6 lectures. 6 questions each, 2-3 conversations, 5 questions each 34-51 60-90 minutes
Speaking 6 tasks: 2 tasks to express an opinion on a familiar topic; 4 tasks to speak based on what is read and listened to. 6 tasks 20 minutes
Writing 1 task to write based on what is read and listened to; 1 task to support an opinion on a topic. 2 tasks 50 minutes (20 and 30 minutes respectively)

PBT (Paper Based Test) TOEFL Testpattern

Section No. of Question Approx. time Score Range
Listening Comprehension 50 30-40 minutes 31 to 68
Structure and Written Expression 40 25 minutes 31 to 68
Reading Comprehension 50 55 minutes 31 to 67
Writing (Test of written English) 1 topic 30 minutes

Conducting Authority: British Council and IDP Education Australia Name of Exam: International English Languages Testing System

Eligibility for Exam:

The IELTS Test is conducted for those candidates who want to work or study abroad or places where English is the official language for communicating in the work place/ study centers respectively.

The IELTS English is recognized in the following countries- Britain, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom and United States of America respectively.

Scheme of Examination:

There are basically four modules to clear in the IELTS Exam. These are: Listening, Reading, Writing and speaking respectively.

There shall be a choice between the Reading and Writing Modules whereas Listening and Speaking Modules shall remain the same. The Academic Training Module shall be taken by those applicants who wish to take tests for professional reasons or for admissions to the under graduate and post graduate courses and the General Training Module is meant for those who have to take admissions in the secondary schools/ immigration to foreign countries or vocational/ training programs available for professional competence respectively.

Format of Exam-

The candidates should take the modules in the following manner-

Listening This section shall consist of 40-10 questions in each of its four sections to be solved in 30 Minutes. The module shall have multiple choice questions, short answer questions, sentence completion and chart/ table completion based questions respectively.

Reading This section will be having 3 sections for both General Training and Academic modules having 40 questions in total to be solved in 60 Minutes/ 1 Hour time frame for all the applicants. The questions will be based on the identification of writers views/ attitudes, matching lists/ phrases, labeling a diagram and choosing suitable paragraph respectively

Writing The section will be consisting of 2 tasks in writing to be completed in 150- 250 words respectively and

Speaking This section of the exam should be completed within seven days before or after the other modules. The time allotted to this section is 11-14 minutes for all the applicants.

IELTS Test Component Duration Brief Description
Listening 30 minutes 4 sections, 40 items
Reading 60 minutes 3 sections, 40 items
Writing 60 minutes 2 tasks
Speaking 11-14 minutes 3 part one-on-one conversation