Yocket Editorial Team
on 30 January, 2011

What is TOEFL and when should one take TOEFL





What is TOEFL?
TOEFL is a test of English proficiency. It stands for Test of English as a Foreign Language. International students need to show a certain amount of comfort with English as the primary language of communication. TOEFL is conducted to check the student’s capability during Teaching Assistantship (TA). TOEFL ibt, generally preferred by all international students, is the new internet based test which has four sections, each which would constitute a certain form of student interaction with the education system.

When should I take TOEFL?
As the TOEFL score is valid for two years, choose your date wisely. Usually, students take TOEFL in the month of September, as it is the ideal time when a student applying for MS is done with his GRE and has no other academic commitments.

Conditional admit: If you are applying to a university without your TOEFL score, it’s perfectly ok but it’s always better if you’re done with it. When you apply to a university without a TOEFL score, it gives you a conditional admit which means that you have take your TOEFL exam for the confirmation of the admission. If your TOEFL score is low, then the respective admission committee will either tell you to repeat the exam or take up a course in their institution and complete it. The course isn’t a part of your regular curriculum and it becomes hectic. Moreover, it’s very expensive. So repeating TOEFL is the right choice.

Note: TOEFL is a MUST for International Students.


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