TOEFL test in Nepal
TOEFL, formerly known as “Teaching of English as a Foreign Language” is an “English Language Proficiency Test” designed in the early 1960’s by The National Council of the Testing of English as a Foreign Language basically for students whose first language is not English and are intending to further their education in a foreign country where English is the medium of teaching.
Since it’s inception in 1963, TOEFL test has evolved over the years. Beginning as a paper-based test, TOEFL then changes to Computer-based test and eventually reaching today’s stage of being Internet-based.
Who Administers TOEFL?
Though National Council on the Testing of English as a Foreign Language introduced it in 1962, it has been taken care of by ETS (English Testing Services) and College Board since 1965. Currently, TOEFL is administered by ETS.
Who needs TOEFL test in Kathmandu, Nepal?
Any student who wants to study is an English speaking country and is not from any country where English is the first language needs to sit for TOEFL.
Why do we need to do TOEFL?
TOEFL is a requirement for University admissions in USA and other English Speaking countries to meet the language proficiency requirement. The requirements differ along with the University and also the program you are applying for. Please make sure you check the admissions requirement for International students in the University you intend to join.
Is TOEFL test in Nepal really important/do we really need TOEFL?
Yes, TOEFL is extremely important. In fact it is mandatory if you intend to apply to any US university until and unless you have appeared in any other proficiency test like IELTS or met the proficiency requirements through any other means.
Which countries require TOEFL?
North American countries, most of the European countries, Australia and New Zealand, accept TOEFL.
What does TOEFL test in Nepal consist?
The areas tested in the test are listed as below:
A student is required to combine these four communication skills to perform a specific task during the test. For example:
▶Read, Listen and then speak as a response to a specific question.
▶Listen and then answer the specific question through speaking.
▶Read, Listen and then provide response to a specific question in the form of Writing.
The test is formatted in following manner:
|Reading||60-80 minutes||36-56 questions||Read 3 or 4 passages from academic texts and answer questions|
|Listening||60-90 minutes||34-51 questions||Listen to lectures, classroom discussions and conversations, and then answer questions.|
|Speaking||20 minutes||6 tasks||Express an opinion on a familiar topic; speak based on reading and listening tasks.|
|Writing||50 minutes||4 tasks||Write essay responses based on reading and listening tasks, support an opinion in writing.|
How long is the TOEFL test?
The duration of the test differs along with the number of question a student receives on Reading and Listening sections.
How long are the TOEFL scores valid?
TOEFL scores are valid for two years.
Where can I study TOEFL?
TOEFL could be studied anywhere either by purchasing a book on your own or by joining a reliable test preparation center. If you join a test preparation center then please make sure you are taught in computers in desktops and not just through power point slides.
Practicing and getting used to using the desktop and the keyboard could be of additional help to you when it comes to scoring that little extra.
How to register for TOEFL?
Registration could be done online by going to the official website www.ets.org/toefl
Test centers only have a limited seats so if one intends to sit for the test in a specific center then it is highly recommended that they take the date as early as applicable.
Registration could be done online by using credit/debit cards, pay-pal accounts, or electronic checks in us dollars.
If you do not have any of the above then you can go the banks that could do the payment for you (they do charge a certain fees for payment); bank that I have known for doing such payments is Nabil bank.
Registration is open 24 hours a day and the regular deadline is 7 days prior the test. There is also extended deadline, for test takers who don’t meet the regular deadline, it is called extended deadline and it closes 4 days before the test date. Any test taker registering after the regular deadline is entitled to pay an additional $40 as late fees.
For registering, you will need to create a profile for your account at www.ets.org/toefl with a username and a password. Remember, your account is not transferable. Once you enter your name and date of birth, it cannot be changed so you need to make sure you enter the exact information that is in your ID that you are going to carry with you to the test center on the test date (Passport in case of Nepali Students).
You can send your score for free to 4 different Universities if you list the name of the institutions you want to send your scores to prior to 10.00 pm on the day before your test date.
What to expect in the TOEFL test center?
Make sure you reach your test center early on the test date. Your center will have a locker where you can keep your belongings. You will not be allowed to take anything inside the test except for the ID. Your ID must have the following:
- Your ID has to be original, photo copied documents are not accepted.
- Your ID cannot be expired, make sure you check the date properly.
- Your ID should mention your full name exactly the way it is in your registration form.
- The ID needs to have a photograph that matches your face in current time.
- Your ID will need to have your signature.
For more information on ID requirements, you can choose to check this link:
You can also watch the following video to see what test centers are like
How much is the cost of studying TOEFL?
The cost of studying differs according to the preparation center you choose. If you want to prepare with Edwise you got to pay NRS 9,000.00. If you want to know in length about what we offer under the test preparation then please feel free to write to any of our advisors or call us.
What is the cost of registering for TOEFL or any other cost incurred with the test?
The cost of taking iBT TOEFL is $165. The other costs associated with the test are:
- Late fees of $40.00 if you register after 7 days prior to the test.
- Rescheduling fees of US$60 if you need to change the date for one reason or another.
- Additional score report fees of US$20.00 if you intend to send your official scores to any University.
- Reinstatement of canceled score would cost you US$20.00
Is TOEFL & IELTS the same?
Please refer to our article on TOEFL or IELTS to have a clear understanding of which is a better-fit test for you. You can check the article here:
How is the TOEFL score calculated?
TOEFL scores are calculated on scaled section ranging from 0-30 and you will also receive a total score out of 120, which is calculated by adding up your scaled section scores. You will receive the official scores as long as you do the following:
- Answer at least one question each in Reading and Listening sections.
- Write at least one essay.
- Complete at least one speaking test.
Your scaled score is calculated as shown in the table below:
Score of zero (0)
As you can see, all section scores ranges from 0-30 but the way these scores are evaluated is different.
For further details on how your scores are evaluated you can check the links below:
Why Study TOEFL @ EDWISE?
We at Edwise believe in scores and that is exactly why our preparations are result oriented. We believe that an iBT test needs to be taught accordingly and this is the reason why we allocate specific computers to individual students from the day 1. We make sure students get used to using the desktop by the time they finish their preparation courses. Seasoned professionals who have decade long experience of helping students in TOEFL test preparation teach our classes. We try to provide the close environment during our mock test to ensure students do not panic during the real test. The highlights of the TOEFL preparation classes and the reasons why we are one of the” Best TOEFL preparation centers in Kathmandu” are as follows:
- 6 weeks of test preparation, 5 day classes and test every Sunday.
- At least 4 mock tests from real past test questions.
- Feedback seasons after completion of the test.
- Official book provided as soon as one gets enrolled.
- ‘Experiences Classes’ for the 1st two days before you pay for our services.
- Speaking test evaluated on one-on-one basis.
- Writing tests evaluated with feedback to ensure you rectify any errors you have made.
- Helping in test registration.
- Recommending Universities for free score reporting based on your mock test scores, academic and financial profile and intended major.
- We are the “consultancy with the largest network of Universities in USA”.
- We are the only AIRC certified agency here in Nepal that works exclusively with US universities and we have been doing this for the last 14 years now.
- We have a history of producing the best with numerous of our students scoring above 115 out of the 120 total score.
- We have the history of landing full scholarships for our students over the years and we are proud of it as we have sent over 7,000 students to USA till date and out of which about 10% have received at least full tuition.
The next step you make might change the way your future could shape, be a part of an organization, which has the people with credentials to help you make the right step forward.
To learn more about why joining us could be a right move click the link below:
What is the eligibility criteria for TOEFL in Nepal in 2020?
Anyone who is a legal citizen and possesses a passport is eligible for TOEFL in Nepal.
Is the TOEFL paper-delivered test available in Nepal in 2020?
No, the paper based TOEFL is not delivered in Nepal. Students can sit for TOEFL iBT test only in Nepal as of 2020.
What is the fee refund policy for TOEFL in Nepal?
You will need to cancel your test at least 4 full day before your test date to be considered for refund. For example, if you have your test on 20th of August, you are recommended to cancel your test by 15th of August to be sure of the refund. However, you need to be clear that you will only be receiving a refund of 50% of the fees that you have originally paid.
What is the cost of the TOEFL iBT Test in Nepal?
The cost of TOEFL iBT in Nepal is $180 which is about NPR 21,600 (Approx. $1= $120)
What are the late fee charges for the TOEFL test?
The late fee charge for TOEFL iBT in Nepal is $40. Basically, it is charged to applicants who miss the regular deadline and register for the test during the extended deadline which is open until 4 days prior to the test date.
How many times can I take the TOEFL exam?
Unlimited. Yes, you can take TOEFL test as many times as you wish or need to achieve your desired score. The only thing you will need to understand is you can only take it once in a 3 days period. For example, if you take your TOEFL on August 10, you can only take it on 14th, then 18th and then 22nd, 26th and so on.
Is TOEFL better than IELTS?
One of the best topics for debate in Nepal amongst students planning to study abroad is which one is better -TOEFL or IELTS. This is very subjective and we don’t think there is a perfect answer to this. We believe if you are more comfortable with people, IELTS could be a better option but if you are more comfortable with the computer then TOEFL could be a better option. If you prefer to complete your test in one day then TOEFL is a better option as for IELTS you will have one date for Speaking and another for the rest of the sections of the test. One thing we can say for sure is if you are planning to go to a good school, you will need to score good good in IELTS or TOEFL.
How can I prepare for the TOEFL 2020 test in Nepal?
You have numerous options at your disposal to prepare for TOEFL in Nepal in 2020.
▶Buy an official book and prepare on your own from ets.org
▶Subscribe to certain YouTube channels and prepare by yourself.
▶Follow different blogs by surfing through internet
▶Take a class in an Educational Consultancy (Make sure you take trial classes before paying). It could be beneficial, for example, we provide 5 full length mock tests, review and feed-back session and also help you report your scores to 4 Universities for free based on your scores in the practice test which may help you save $80 in the application process.
Can I cancel my test scores?
Yes, you definitely can cancel your test scores but it is not at all recommended. An applicant can choose to cancel their TOEFL score right after they complete the test and before leaving the test center. The test taker is asked if they wish to cancel their score and this is the only time when the test taker can cancel the score. However, you can also decide to reinstate your score within 60 days of your test date but that will cost you an additional $20. As a test taker you can decide not to send your scores to any universities and agencies. Hence, it is advisable that you DO NOT cancel your scores.