There are several international tests or entrance exams that the graduate students take every year on the hopes of getting into a standard University abroad. Like GRE, IELTS, TOEFL is an entrance exam that gains the student permission to enter a University evaluated by his/her talent through the passing of exam. TOEFL is Test Of English as Foreign Language. It tests the English skills of a candidate and qualifies the candidate for survival in the English based countries like USA, UK, New Zealand, Australia and Canada. USA and UK are the countries that rely more on TOEFL, while countries like New Zealand, Australia and Canada give preference to IELTS. The Universities that approve the TOEFL based entrance exams list can be found in http://www.ets.org/Media/Tests/TOEFL/pdf/univo708.pdf.
There are about 165 countries with 4,500 TOEFL test centers all over the world. So TOEFL has a widereach world wide. The costs for taking this exam is approx. 7,500INR which the students can pay online or through TOEFL test centers. India has been providing scholarships based on TOEFL for the past two years. This year also the programme will continue. The details for TOEFL based scholarship activities for 2013 will soon be announced. Lat November,2012, TOEFL iBT reading section underwent a few changes. The 5 section mode has been made into 4 section mode and it has made possible for the students to acquire their reading passages and writing passages question and answers which will help the candidates to self evaluate their performance. The marks for the exam can be received electronically by 10 days after the exam. For further queries and help, please contact support4India@ets.org.