This trend also evident in other countries, continues the impressive global growth for the test for the seventh consecutive year, say company officials. In 2012, TOEFL test takers represented 180 countries. And, 90 percent of TOEFL test takers got into their first- or second-choice university or college.
"For more than 45 years the TOEFL test has been helping Indian students meet their educational goals," commented David Hunt, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of ETS's Global Division. "We are forecasting continued growth in 2013 and will monitor capacity in India, adding additional testing centers to respond to demand so that every student who wishes to take the TOEFL test has the opportunity to do so."
What is TOEFL?
The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is a test of an individual's ability to use and understand English in an academic setting designed and administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS).
TOEFL test conducted for the non-native speakers for testing English language proficiency who wish to study at US universities. It has become the an admission eligibility for non-native English speakers of many English speaking institutions and universities.
More than 8,500 colleges, agencies and other institutions in over 130 countries accept TOEFL scores. For more information, including using your scores to satisfy visa requirements in Australia and the United Kingdom. Australia's Department of Immigration and Citizenship approved the TOEFL test for use for student visas in Australia.
Who takes the TOEFL Test?
- Students planning to study at a higher education institution.
- English-language learning program admissions and exit.
- Scholarship and certification candidates.
- English-language learners who want to track their progress.
- Students and workers applying for visas.