What is TOEFL
Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) measures the ability of non-native speakers of English to use and understand North American English as it is spoken, written and heard in college and university settings. The TOEFL test is developed and administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS), which sets the questions, conducts the test, and sends each examinee the score report. TOEFL exam is required for admission at colleges and universities where medium of instruction is English. TOEFL scores are accepted by over 8,500 colleges, universities and agencies in more than 130 countries, including Australia, Canada and the US*. Apart from the academic purposes, many government agencies, scholarship programs, and certification agencies use TOEFL scores to evaluate English proficiency.
TOEFL test is conducted round the year and has more than 50 test dates per year. There are around 4,500 TOEFL test centres in 165 countries. You can retake the test as many times as you wish, but to take a re-test you have to wait for a 12-day period after attempting the first test.
you can even apply for the ETS TOEFL scholarship, which offers $7,000 worth scholarships to ten students to help further their education at any of the 9,000 plus institutions around the world that accept the TOEFL test.
TOEFL exam is open for all and there are no specific eligibility criteria. The only minimum requirement is that a candidate should have passed 10+2 level of a recognised examination board. The respective institutes may have a different eligibility criteria but the TOEFL has no specific criteria of selection.