The TOEFL® paper-based test (PBT)

The TOEFL PBT is no longer offered (2021), you need to take the TOEFL iBT instead.

The Paper-based test has the following format:

Time Limit No. of Questions
Listening Comprehension 30-40 minutes 50
Structure and Written Expression
Free practice tests
25 minutes 40
Reading Comprehension 55 minutes 50
Writing (Test of Written English) 30 minutes 1 topic

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Where do I take the test?

At a test center in your country. The test is organised by the Educational Testing Service. You can register for the TOEFL® iBT online.
Click here to register

How much does the TOEFL test cost to take?

The paper-based TOEFL costs $160.

What materials do I need?

You can buy TOEFL materials here


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