TOEFL Exam Registration 2022: Check Date, Fees, Registration Process & Test Centers

TOEFL

Rahul Singha

Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

Updated on Feb 9, 2022 03:32 IST

TOEFL Registration: The TOEFL Exam or the Test of English as a Foreign Language is one of the most sought-after English language tests for students looking to study in a foreign country. The TOEFL test is primarily to understand and grade the candidates reading, writing, speaking, and listening abilities in the English language. The test is designed to understand a student and his behaviour around a foreign setting, in this case, his university. Candidates wanting to appear for the TOEFL exam would be required to register for the same. Stick around as we explain to our readers all the nuances of the TOEFL Exam Registration process.

Given the current pandemic, ETS - the conducting body of the TOEFL exam has also introduced the TOEFL at Home test, for candidates who wish to appear for the TOEFL test from the safety of their homes. However, they would be required to have the required system upgrades to take the TOEFL Test at Home. 

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Latest Updates on TOEFL Registration 2022

In this section, we are going to continuously update our readers with the latest developments regarding the TOEFL exam and TOEFL registration 2022.

ETS resumes TOEFL paper-delivered test from December 11, 2021, onwards

ETS in their efforts to make the TOEFL exam more accessible to candidates looking to appear for the TOEFL test has resumed the TOEFL paper-delivered test, December 11 onwards. The TOEFL paper-delivered test will be offered twice a month and candidates can apply up to two days before test day. The price of the TOEFL paper-delivered test is at par with the other formats of the TOEFL exam and is priced at US$190. More information on the same can be found below. 

TOEFL exam gets costlier as TOEFL Exam Fee increases to US$190 from US$185

Candidates who are looking to appear for their TOEFL iBT test are required to know that the TOEFL exam fee has been revised from the earlier TOEFL Exam Fee of US$185 to US$190. Candidates looking to book their ETS TOEFL exam would be required to pay a TOEFL Exam Fee of US$190.

ETS to accept Aadhar Card as part of student ID starting July 1, 2021, temporarily

ETS - the conducting body of the TOEFL exam has announced that they would be accepting Aadhar Cards of Indian students who are appearing for their TOEFL Exam in case they do not have their passports as their student ID starting July 1, 2021, onwards. Due to the pandemic, new passports have not been issued at a regular pace thus students who have not got their passports issued can use their Aadhar cards as proof of ID temporarily as part of the TOEFL registration process. The end date for this service has not been issued yet. 

ETS launches TOEFL at Home

Due to the ongoing pandemic, ETS has introduced the 'TOEFL at Home' version of the test. Due to the limited functioning of the TOEFL test centres due to lockdowns announced across various states, ETS - the conducting body of the TOEFL exam has launched the TOEFL Test from the comfort of your home. Candidates can know more about the same as they read along.

TOEFL Registration 2022

TOEFL Exam Registration 2022: As mentioned before, A lot of universities would require students to provide English proficiency scores as part of their admission process. Here, students are required to register for the TOEFL test and provide scores for the same as part of the admission process. The TOEFL registration is a fairly simple and uncomplicated process. The candidates have the liberty of taking the exam anytime in the year at their convenience. The important thing to note is that the candidates can reschedule their next attempt only after three days of taking the first attempt.

How to Register for the TOEFL Test?

To successfully book the TOEFL test candidates are required to follow the steps mentioned below.

  • Visit the Official Website
  • Create a TOEFL test-taker profile
  • Submit your TOEFL application form
  • Select your TOEFL test date for 2022 and TOEFL test centre or opt for TOEFL at Home
  • Pay the TOEFL registration fee of US $190
  • Confirm and submit your TOEFL application form
  • Take a printout or save your TOEFL confirmation page for future use

Steps to Register for TOEFL (step-by-step TOEFL Registration process)

A lot of times, students can find it overwhelming to navigate a website because of a lot of unnecessary elements present on a single page. We have provided TOEFL screenshots of pages that matter during the TOEFL Registration process. Candidates wanting to register themselves for the TOEFL exam would be required to follow the below-mentioned steps.

Step 1: Candidates are required to create a new account or log in to an already existing account on the TOEFL official website: https://v2.ereg.ets.org/ereg/public/jump?_p=TEL 

Step 2: Candidates would be then required to carefully flesh out their TOEFL test-taker profile. They would be required to provide additional information that could come in handy during the time of their admission or sending of TOEFL scores.

Step 3: Candidates would be then required to select their TOEFL Exam Date that is most convenient to them as test-takers. Here is a screenshot of the days that candidates can choose to appear for the TOEFL Exam for November and December 2019. 

Step 4: Candidates can then select a Test Centre that is convenient to them or opt for the newly launched TOEFL at Home version of the test.

Step 5: Once the candidate has opted for his choice of Test Date and Exam Centre he would be redirected to the exam payment gateway page. Candidates would be required to pay the TOEFL registration fee or TOEFL form fee of US $190. Candidates should be careful to check the details of the examination credentials here. Once the payment is made, changes made henceforth would incur a price.

Step 6: Once the payment has been made. Candidates would have successfully submitted their TOEFL application form. Candidates can take a printout of the acknowledgement receipt. They would also have access to the same on their account dashboard for future reference. 

TOEFL Registration 2022: Other methods to Register for the TOEFL test

In its efforts to make the TOEFL registration as accessible and inclusive as possible, ETS has provided alternative methods of registering for the TOEFL exam. Apart from registering online, candidates can register for their TOEFL test via the following methods.

TOEFL In-person Registration

Candidates living in and around the New Delhi NCR region can physically register for the TOEFL test by visiting the TOEFL Resource Center in person, located at the following address. 

  • Prometric
    2 Floor, DLF Infinity Tower-A
    Sector-25, Phase-II
    DLF City
    Gurgaon - 122002
    Haryana

TOEFL Registration by Mail

Candidates are required to download and print the TOEFL registration form. Then fill out the form. Spell your name exactly as it appears on the identification you will bring on the test day (valid Indian passport). Send the form with your TOEFL form fee to the address on the form or the Gurgaon Resource Centre, mentioned above. Forms must be received at least four weeks before your test date.

TOEFL Registration by Phone

Candidates opting to register for their TOEFL registration over the phone are required to go through the registration form before they call. Spell your name correctly and exactly as it appears on your passport. Call the Regional Registration Center on this number – 91-124-4147700. Pay with credit/debit cards as directed. Normal registration closes seven days before your test date, after which a late fee would be levied.

TOEFL Registration Fee 2022

Candidates wanting to register for the TOEFL test would be required to pay a TOEFL application form fee. The TOEFL registration fee is US $190 for students booking their TOEFL exam slot from India. 

Worldwide TOEFL Registration Fee 2022 and Related Charges

Country

Cost

USA

$285

Australia

$273

India

$190

Germany

$265

South Korea

$220

TOEFL Cancellation/Rescheduling Fee

Candidates who have booked a test date and would want to cancel their TOEFL test or reschedule their TOEFL test would be required to do so four full days in advance before the actual test date. Rescheduling of TOEFL tests by mail or email or at the test centre is NOT acceptable. Candidates would have to either call their Regional Registration Centre (India – 91-124-4147700) and furnish them with their full name and appointment number to reschedule. Candidates can also log into their ETS account online and reschedule any upcoming tests. The fee for rescheduling the test is US$60. 

TOEFL Special Handling Requests

A lot of times, candidates may need to avail themselves of special services provided by the ETS. Candidates can check out the charges of special handling requests mentioned in the table below.

Special Requests

Charges

TOEFL Registration Fee

$190

TOEFL Late Registration Fee

$40

TOEFL Rescheduling Fees

$60

Reinstatement of cancelled TOEFL scores

$20

Additional TOEFL score reports (per institution or agency)

$20 each

Speaking or Writing Section score review

$80

Speaking and Writing Section score review

$160

TOEFL at Home

Special Home Edition TOEFL Test at Home: Due to the ongoing pandemic, candidates looking to appear for the TOEFL test can do so from the comfort of their home, by taking the TOEFL at Home version of the test. Due to various lockdowns imposed across the length and breadth of the country, TOEFL test centres are functioning at reduced capacities or are temporarily shut, making it difficult for students looking to appear for the TOEFL test. 

To make the test more accessible, ETS has launched the TOEFL at Home version. All the attributes of the test remain the same, the TOEFL at Home registration fee is unchanged at $190, only the TOEFL Test is being held from the safety of your home. More information and system requirements to access the test can be found in tutorials available on the official ETS website. 

TOEFL Exam Dates 2022

TOEFL Registration Dates: As mentioned earlier, the TOEFL test is available to you round the year. The TOEFL at Home version of the test is available to you at your convenience. All you need to do is register for the TOEFL test, have the required system hardware and an internet connection, and appear for the exam. Candidates wanting to appear for the TOEFL test from a test centre has to make sure that the TOEFL test centre is operational and they should book the test keeping COVID-19 safety guidelines in mind.

The TOEFL exam test dates are subject to change but usually, the test takes place every Saturday and Sunday at the test centres. Still, confused about when should you book your TOEFL test? Experts suggest candidates should book their first TOEFL test 60-80 days prior to their application deadline.

The next most asked question remains, How many times can I appear for the TOEFL test? Candidates should note that students can take the TOEFL test as many times as he wants as long as there is a gap of three days between two tests. This applies even if you have cancelled your scores on a test taken previously.

TOEFL test centres in India

TOEFL Test Centres: ETS has introduced the TOEFL at Home test for the safety of candidates wanting to take the test at home. A lot of times, candidates still find it more convenient to take the TOEFL test from a TOEFL Test Centre. Candidates should note that TOEFL test centres are operating at a reduced capacity or have temporarily shut down because of the ongoing pandemic and also depending on the severity of the virus in the area. Candidates are advised to check with the concerned test centre before booking a TOEFL exam slot. The TOEFL exam is conducted at the following TOEFL test centres in India:

Ahmedabad Allahabad
Bhopal Chandigarh
Kochi Coimbatore
Indore Mumbai
Patna Thrissur
Trichy Vijayawada
Vadodara Warangal
Vishakapatnam Nizamabad
Gwalior Thiruvananthapuram

East Godavari District

Pondicherry

Amritsar

Tirupati
Pune Delhi
Hyderabad Jaipur
Gurgaon NCR Region Dehradun
Bengaluru Kolkata
Chennai

Read: Choosing between TOEFL and IELTS: A Comparison

TOEFL Slot Booking

For booking a slot for the TOEFL test you need a debit or credit card to pay a registration fee of US$190 and a valid passport or Aadghar card as part of the TOEFL registration process.

Some important information the aspirants need to know before registering for the TOEFL test:

  • The information you provide on the ETS application should always match with your ID i.e. your valid Indian passport or Aadhar Card. The name you provide should always be the same as it is on your passport/aadhar card. The testing authority can prohibit the aspirant from entering the test centre in case of any discrepancies.
  • Candidates should note that starting July 2021 ETS is accepting Aadhar Card as ID temporarily for those candidates who do not have a valid Indian Passport because of the pandemic. Candidates should note this is only temporary and will be revoked once the pandemic settles. 
  • Check out which test-taking format is available in your location and if you are comfortable with that format or not.
  • Also, carefully read the policies of the examination before registration.

Important TOEFL Exam day tips

This is the most important day for the test taker as all the days of preparation and hard work would culminate in your performance on the TOEFL Exam day. Hence, candidates are advised to follow important TOEFL Exam day tips to be able to perform their best on the day of the exam. Good preparation always starts a day before the TOEFL exam, and not on the exam day. Candidates are required to sleep early as this would enable them to get a good night's rest feel fresh on the day of the exam. Know the important TOEFL Exam Day tips, here. 

TOEFL Tips 2022

  1. You don’t need to stress for TOEFL as if you have been taught in English since childhood, you shouldn’t have issues performing well.
  2. Before starting the Reading section, take a minute or two to compose yourself.
  3. Don’t study on test day. It will only stress you out rather than do any good.
  4. Solve lots of practice tests.
  5. Most computer test centres are air-conditioned, so wear comfortable and warm clothes. You don’t want cold feet (literally) on the test day.
  6. For the Writing section, you get only 20 minutes. They may seem adequate, but they are about enough to proofread your essay only once. So be quick!
  7. You need to concentrate hard during the Speaking and Listening sections. The headphones provided will not be noise-cancelling ones, so you need to listen hard.
  8. You don’t need to yell into the microphone, your response is best recorded in natural tone and volume.
  9. Try not to hesitate while speaking. It is hard, but you have to practice speaking in a continuous flow. If you become blank during speaking, take a pause for a couple of seconds and resume.
  10. All The Best!

TOEFL Eligibility

TOEFL exam is open for all and there are no specific TOEFL eligibility criteria. The respective institutes may have different eligibility criteria as part of their admission process but the TOEFL registration process has no specific criteria for appearing in the TOEFL exam.

TOEFL Cut Off

Many top colleges and universities across the US and other major international education destinations usually require a minimum TOEFL cut-off score of around is 79 or 80. Apart from this, there are many universities that set TOEFL cut off scores for each section. So, it is always recommended by experts that candidates should check the correct TOEFL score requirements set by the college/university they are applying to. Exceeding the TOEFL cut-off scores will keep you in the safe zone and improve your chances of getting admission to your preferred college/university. It is always best to know your target score, as it will also help you in preparing for the TOEFL exam in 2022.

TOEFL Registration FAQs

Candidates can visit the official website of TOEFL, mentioned above to create an account and register for the TOEFL exam.

What is the registration cost for the TOEFL exam?

The registration cost for the TOEFL exam is US$190 for Indian nationals. Special services including late registration would come with an additional fee. 

Can I take the TOEFL exam at home?

Absolutely. Given the Covid-19 pandemic, ETS has made appearing for the TOEFL test seamless by launching the TOEFL iBT® Special Home Edition Test for candidates looking to take the test from the safety of their homes.

Is there a good TOEFL score?

There is no such thing as a good TOEFL score. Every university would have its own  TOEFL Score cut-off and students are required to achieve scores higher than the set grade. Candidates should note that higher TOEFL scores would automatically increase their chances of securing a seat in the university and also make them a front runner for any scholarships being offered by the university.

What is the age limit for the TOEFL exam?

The ETS has not set any age limit for students wanting to appear for the TOEFL test.

Who is eligible for the TOEFL test?

There are no specific eligibility criteria for the TOEFL exam prescribed by the ETS, the body that conducts the TOEFL test. Majorly, it is given by students who wish to get admission to universities, colleges, or educational institutions in English-speaking countries.

Is 500 a good TOEFL score?

Every university would have its own TOEFL Score cut-off and students are required to achieve scores equal to or higher than the set grade. Candidates should note that higher TOEFL scores would automatically increase their chances of securing a seat in the university and also make them a front runner for any scholarships being offered by the university. Hence, whether 500 is a good score or not would depend on the university you plan to take admission to. 

What documents are allowed inside the TOEFL exam centre?

The only allowed document inside the test centre is your ID (valid passport for Indian citizens). ETS recommends that candidates bring their registration information, but it is not required for entry.

Is TOEFL easy for Indian students?

Whether a test is hard or easy is very personal. However, rest assured, the TOEFL test has been introduced to test your understanding of the English language and not to make you miserable. The tests are created keeping in mind the student and a good preparation plan would yield positive results for students of any nationality.

Can I give TOEFL after the 12th?

As mentioned earlier, there are no eligibility criteria laid down by ETS for taking the TOEFL test. However, candidates are required to take the TOEFL test if universities, colleges, or educational institutions of English-speaking countries require TOEFL scores as part of their admission criteria.

Is TOEFL the hardest English exam for Indians wanting to study abroad?

Candidates should note that all English tests share a common objective, to test the candidate on their understanding of the English language. Hence, the core of all exams is identical in nature. They are different when it comes to the exam pattern and syllabus. Hence, when we talk about the toughest exam, candidates should note that they are at par with one another. Meaning, anyone finding difficulty with TOEFL would face similar problems while appearing for other English exams and vice versa.

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Tej A

18/02/22

Hello sir, I took TOEFL home edition on Feb 7th still not received any mail , How long can I wait for my score card ?

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

28/02/22

Hello Tej. This looks like a technical error. Your TOEFL at Home test scores should be available to you in 6 - 10 working days. Kindly get in touch with TOEFL customer care or raise a ticket through your account. If you have not received your scores yet.

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

28/02/22

Hello Christiana. I hope your TOEFL exam has gone well. Wishing you all the best for your TOEFL scores.

hello respected sir , I am mia .can you please tell that how can we sit for TOEFL exams...will we have to register ourselves?

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

03/02/22

Hello Soujanya. Yes, you will have to register for the TOEFL test by yourself. Kindly follow our TOEFL guide for all the information regarding the TOEFL exam. Best of Luck.

Hello sir When i am taking the tofel exam during the exam the power has gone and my connection was lost their was work going they said power will not come upto 3 hours so i have to go to my relatives house and complete my exam is it okay like that or it may cancel my score ?

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

31/01/22

Hello Harsha. You should be ideally eligible for a free rescheduling of your TOEFL at-home test. Do get in touch with ETS - the process to retake the TOEFL exam.

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

31/01/22

Hello Harsha. You should ideally qualify for a free reschedule option. Do check our interaction with Srikant Gopal, Executive Director - TOEFL Program at ETS on the same here: https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/the-future-of-ielts-pte-gre-toefl-exams-in-the-face-of-covid-19-articlepage-2601

Hello sir, I have written my toefl exam on jan 5 2022 and scores are available to see on jan 12 2022 but there is no report to download please help me with this?

Reply to Vijaya Durga Koganti

Hello Sir, my Toefl examination is in two days time,what advice do you have for me , you can add me up on whatsapp okay, my name is Christiana Onuja, +2348142480018.
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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

31/01/22

Hello Vijaya. This should not happen Kindly get in touch with support at ETS.

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