TOEFL iBT Test Score

TOEFL iBT Test determines an applicant’s English language abilities at university level. It also evaluates Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing skills so as to perform academic tasks.

TOEFL iBT test score depends on a candidate’s performance in the exam. To receive an official score, it is essential to attempt at least one question in Reading, 1 question in Listening, 1 essay in Writing and 1 Speaking task.

TOEFL exam is administered via computer from a secure internet-based network. Candidates will find instructions for every question type in all the four sections. Also, they can take notes throughout the test. However, the notes are collected at the end and destroyed for security reasons.

This test is scored on a scale of 0 to 120. All the four skills are scored individually and then an overall score is provided.

Below is the score scale for each section:

Skills Tested Score Scale
Reading 0-30
Listening 0-30
Speaking 0-30
Writing 0-30
Overall Score 0-120

TOEFL IBT Exam is evaluated by ETS (Education Testing Service). ETS makes use of both – human raters and automated scoring methods – so as to provide a precise result of test taker’s ability.

TOEFL Speaking responses are scored by 6 human raters whereas TOEFL Writing responses are scored by 4 raters – 2 human raters for integrated task and 1 human rater & 1 e-rater for independent task.

However, one does not pass or fail the TOEFL test.

TOEFL Score Report

TOEFL score report indicates candidate’s readiness to participate and succeed in academic studies in an English speaking environment.

The score card includes:

  • Score for all four sections
  • Total Score

Candidates will get a notification regarding the availability of score report via email. The scores are available approximately 10 days after the test date. Test takers can view their scores online. If candidates opt to receive a hard copy, it will be sent via mail approximately 13 days after the test date.

Colleges, universities and other participating organizations can also view TOEFL Score Report if the candidates have selected them as score recipients. You can select up to four recipients for free while registering for the TOEFL iBT Test. If you haven’t selected recipients during the registration process, you can select recipients after the TOEFL exam by paying a small fee.

TOEFL Score Requirement

Each institution sets its own requirement for TOEFL iBT Scores. These scores vary as per a candidate’s field of study, level of study, whether applicant will be a teaching assistant or whether the institution offers English as a second language support for its students.