TOEFL Overview and Structure
1. Internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT™)
2. Paper-based Test (TOEFL PBT)
TOEFL test has four sections to evaluate you English language proficiency. These sections comprise listening, reading, writing and speaking. Total time allowed is four and half hours.
In this section, you listen recorded discussions, lectures and other speeches and answer 34-50 questions which are taken from the same recordings. You would be given more than one hour for this section.
In about 20 minutes, you are asked to give personal opinions on six different topics. These topics are of general interest or related to routine life tasks.
In this section, you have to read different passages and answer given questions. Time allowed for this section is 60 – 90 minutes.
With in a time of 50 minutes, you are asked to write two (2) essays giving your opinions. Topics are chosen on random basis.