What are the TOEFL exam dates and fees in India, 2022-2023?

Updated on: Dec 2, 2022
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Students will have to pay the TOEFL exam fee India to complete the test registration in 2022. In addition, to complete the exam at an Indian test centre, you must be aware of any upcoming test dates in your preferred location.

In this guide, we provide a list of all TOEFL fees for students wanting to take the test in India. Also, we highlight the available dates for testing in 2022.

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TOEFL Exam Fee India 2022

The TOEFL exam fee India is INR15,000 ($190). Once paid, this fee provides your registration for the exam.  You can then complete the exam at home or at one of the test centres.           
However, additional fees can apply for various reasons, including rescheduling or score reviews. 

We provide a breakdown of the potential TOEFL fees in Indian rupees (INR) and US Dollars.

TOEFL ServiceFee
RegistrationINR 15,050 ($190)
Late registrationINR 3,170 (US$40)
ReschedulingINR 4,750 (US$60)
Reinstatement of cancelled scoresINR 1,580 (US$20)
Additional score reports (per institution or agency)INR 1,580 (US$20 each)
Speaking or Writing Section score reviewINR 6,340 (US$80)
Speaking and Writing Section score reviewINR 12,670 (US$160)
Returned paymentINR 2,380 (US$30)

How Can I Pay the Exam Fee?

Currently, students in India can pay the TOEFL fees through various methods, including, credit/debit cards, electronic check, PayPal or paper check.

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Most payment methods are available for students who register through the Educational Testing Service (ETS) online platform. But students registering by phone or email only have one or two payment options.

Here, we outline all the available payment methods for Indian students.

Registration MethodPayment Options
ETS AccountCredit/debit card, Electronic check, PayPal
EmailCredit/debit card, Electronic check
PhoneCredit/debit card, Paper check

TOEFL Exam Dates

Today, you can select various test dates for the TOEFL exam to fit around your schedule.

There are two options for taking the TOEFL exam. First, you can take the exam at one of the test centres on certain dates in 2022. Or, you can take the test online from your home.
Below, we provide the exam dates available for both methods of testing in India.

Test Centres

Overall, students can take the exam at any of the 47 test centres in India. However, if you select this option, you must attend the chosen centre on the selected date and time to complete the test. Failure to attend can lead to late or rescheduling fees.

Also, each centre does not have the same amount of availability. For instance, centres in major cities, like Delhi and Mumbai have more available dates compared to Dehradun.

But students can take the test at any centre they prefer, as long as they can attend on the exam date.

Sometimes, test centres are closed on particular days. Students can check exact availability through the ETS Test Locations and Dates page, which is updated regularly.

Also, students can book an exam date at any test centre a week in advance. Or, you can book a test up to six months in advance. Alternatively, students can choose to take the TOEFL exam on a computer or on paper at the testing centres.

Below, we list the available Indian TOEFL test centres up to November 2022 at popular locations.

Mumbai

September4, 7, 9, 10, 17, 18, 21, 24, 25, 30
October1, 5, 9, 14, 15, 19, 21, 22, 29, 30
November2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14 ,16 19, 20, 21,22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30

Delhi

September4, 7, 9, 10, 17, 18, 21, 24, 25, 30
October1, 5, 9, 14, 15, 19, 21, 22, 29, 30
November2, 4, 5, 11, 12, 16, 19, 20, 27

Bangalore

September4, 7, 9, 10, 17, 18, 21, 24, 25, 30
October1, 5, 9, 14, 15, 19, 21, 22, 29, 30
November2, 4, 5 11, 12, 16, 19, 20, 27

Hyderabad

September4, 7, 9, 10, 17, 18, 21, 24, 25, 30
October1, 5, 9, 14, 15, 19, 21, 22, 29, 30
November2, 4, 5, 11, 12, 16, 19, 20, 27

Ahmedabad

September4, 7, 9, 17, 18, 21, 24, 25.
October1, 5, 9, 14, 15, 19, 21, 22, 29, 30
November2, 5, 11, 12, 16, 19, 20, 27

Chennai

September4, 7, 9, 10, 17, 18, 21, 24, 25, 30
October1, 5, 9, 14, 15, 19, 21, 22, 29, 30
November2, 4, 5, 11, 12, 16, 19, 20, 27

Kolkata

SeptemberNone available
October19, 26, 29, 30
November2, 4, 5, 12, 19, 20, 23, 27

Home Testing

Alternatively, students can book the TOEFL home exam once they’ve paid the registration fee. Here, you can choose any date between 24 hours and up to six months in advance. Although, students must pay late fees if they book a test time at short notice (between 24 and 96 hours).

Students can book home test slots at any time between Sunday to Thursday and on Saturdays. But no slots are available on Thursdays or Fridays currently.

However, any students wanting to book the home test must meet specific requirements. These include having access to the correct equipment, software and a private room at home to complete the test.

Below are the home testing requirements for the TOEFL exam.

Equipment

To complete the home TOEFL test, students will need to have the following equipment available.

  • Computer or laptop (you cannot take the test on a tablet or mobile device.)
  • One monitor
  • Speaker
  • Microphone
  • Camera
  • A chair and tabletop
  • Pen, pencil, and paper

Software

In addition, you can only take the exam via specific software and through the official ETS Secure Test Browser. Students must have the correct software installed before taking the exam.

Students need the following software on their laptop or computer to complete the TOEFL home test.

  • Windows operating system, versions 10 or 8.  
  • Mac OS X 10.5 or higher.   
  • Chrome or Firefox web browser.  
  • ETS Secure Test Browser (can be downloaded from the ETS official website).

Testing Space

Lastly, ETS asks students to meet certain requirements for their testing area. Students can lose their registration fee for not meeting the correct testing space criteria or a home test can be canceled if the testing space is not to a good standard.

To avoid any problems on the day of the exam, you should prepare your test space to the following requirements.

  1. Find a private room with the doors closed.  
  2. Students cannot take the test in a public space, like a park or internet café.  
  3. No one else should be in the testing space.  
  4. The entrance door to the testing space must be visible to the camera.  
  5. Students must be sitting in a chair, not a bed or couch.  
  6. Furniture in testing spaces does not have to be removed.

What is the TOEFL Exam?

The Test of English as a Foreign language exam (TOEFL) tests a student’s ability to understand and use English at an academic level. Currently, the exam tests students in four areas. These include listening, reading, speaking and writing skills.

Ultimately, the qualification helps students to gain entry to universities in English speaking countries. Furthermore, the TOEFL qualification is accepted at over 11,500 academic institutions located in 160 countries worldwide.

Today, students can choose either the essential TOEFL exam or the TOEFL iBT exam. Below, we provide a guide to each test and its learning outcomes.

iBT Test

The iBT TOEFL exam is a formal test where students demonstrate their listening, reading, speaking and writing skills for English.

Generally, students can complete the test within the provided time limit of 3 hours and 30 minutes, including a 10-minute break. 

During the exam, students answer questions and different tasks to show their ability of the English language.   
The test is split into the following format. Also, we list the approximate times for each section.

Test SectionRequirementsTime Limit
ReadingRead a short text and answer 30-40 questions.72 minutes
ListeningListen to a short lecture or discussion and answer 28-39 questions.57 minutes
Speaking4 separate tasks based on a familiar subject. 17 minutes
Writing2 separate tasks responding to a spoken passage.50 minutes

Often, students use various materials to prepare for the TOEFL exam. These resources include official practice papers, informal courses, guide books and seminars.

After completing the test, students who take the test via home testing or on a computer via a test centre receive their results between 4 and 8 working days. However, if you use the paper testing method, results can take between 11 and 13 working days.

Essential Test

The TOEFL Essential test is more informal and students can complete the test within a 1 hour and 30 minutes time limit with no break provided. The test is accepted at many of the same institutions as the official iBT TOEFL exam.

However, the essential exam still tests students on the four core English language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing. But 50% of the test is about general English and 50% is about academic English.

At present, students can only take the essential test at home on a computer. Also, you can only take the test on Saturday or Sunday each week. No weekday testing dates are available in India yet.

FAQs

1. What is on the TOEFL Syllabus?

Currently, English language skills that measure reading, writing, listening and speaking are included on the syllabus.

2. Are reduced exam fees available?

At present, no reduced TOEFL exam fee India is available. Also, students cannot get further financial support through sponsorship or any other route.

3. What is the TOEFL Exam Score?

The TOEFL exam score is your final result from the test. Overall, the highest score is 120/120. Each section has a top score of 30. But there is no pass or fail from the TOEFL exam. Instead, you are given an assessment result which ranges from ‘Below Basic’ to ‘Advanced’.

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