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Breakdown of the TOEFL: Understanding the Components of the Test

The Test of English as a Foreign Language, or TOEFL, is taken by non-native English speakers who want to attend an English-speaking university. The TOEFL is offered in 180 countries and is required for admission by over 6,000 colleges and universities in the United States. The test assesses your mastery of the English language, and your ability to be successful in an English-speaking academic environment.

The infographic below outlines the components of the TOEFL, describing each section, subsequent timing, and sample questions. The graphic also covers registration and scoring of the exam, including clickable links for registering. Understanding these components of the test will help you assess what studying needs to be done, and know what to expect on test day.

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