TOEFL EXAM PATTERN
The examination has 4 sections i.e. Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening.
Here, students are expected to answer questions on 3-4 passages on academic topics which are approximately around 700 words long. There are a total of 10 questions on each passage.
The listening section requires the student to answer questions on the basis of listening to conversations and mini-lectures. There are around 2-3 conversations (around 2.5-3 minutes each) post which one needs to answer 5 questions, and around 5-7 lectures ( of around 4.5-5.5 minutes each) based on which the student needs to answer 6 questions per lecture.
This section has four different tasks as follows:
Task 1: Independent task — Verbally expressing an opinion on questions on familiar topics
Task 2,3, 4 – Integrated tasks (In task 2 and 4, students are given a short passage/academic lecture/conversation on campus life to read up on, post which they answer questions orally. For Task 3, they have to listen to an academic lecture and answer a question on the basis of that orally)
This section has two tasks:
1 Independent task – Here, the student is required to write an essay that states their opinion on a topic or a choice they would make in a particular situation and justification for the same.
2 Integrated task – Here, students are required to read a passage on an academic topic and listen to a speaker who discusses the topic. Then the test-taker has to write a summary of key points that he heard and their relation to the key points in the passage that he had to read.