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What is a TOEFL exam?

The TOEFL iBT test measures your ability to use and understand English at the university level. And it evaluates how well you combine your listening, reading, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks.

During the test, you are asked to perform tasks that combine more than one skill, such as:

  • Read, listen and then speak in response to a question 
  • Listen and then speak in response to a question 
  • Read, listen and then write in response to a question

TOEFL iBT Test Sections


Time Limit 




60–80 minutes 

36–56 questions 

Read 3 or 4 passages from academic texts and answer questions. 


60–90 minutes 

34–51 questions 

Listen to lectures, classroom discussions and conversations, then answer questions. 


10 minutes 




20 minutes 

6 tasks 

Express an opinion on a familiar topic; speak based on reading and listening tasks. 


50 minutes 

2 tasks 

Write essay responses based on reading and listening tasks; support an opinion in writing. 


Where can I take a TOEFL exam?

The TOEFL exam is offered at the Beckley UC campus. You can register for a TOEFL date at the Beckley Testing Center on this site: 

When can I take a TOEFL exam?

See the ETS website for available dates at UC Beckley 

How do I register to take a TOEFL exam?

You can register to take the TOEFL on the UC Beckley campus on the TOEFL website at: 

How much does a TOEFL exam cost?

The exam costs $180 paid directly to ETS. You will pay when you register for the exam: