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There is a score range for each skill measured on the test. There are 3 or 4 proficiency levels for each skill.

ETS administers some TOEFL iBT® test forms with 1 or more sections omitted. When 1 of these forms is administered, scores are given only for the sections that were included, and no total test score appears on the score report. If an institution receives such a score report and desires more information about the circumstances under which the test was administered, the institution should contact the test taker.

TOEFL iBT® Test Scores

View score descriptors.

SkillScore RangeLevel*
Reading0–30Low (0–14)
Intermediate (15–21)
High (22–30)
Listening0–30Low (0–14)
Intermediate (15–21)
High (22–30)
Speaking0–30Weak (0–9)
Limited (10–17)
Fair (18–25)
Good (26–30)
Writing0–30Limited (1–16)
Fair (17–23)
Good (24–30)
Total Score0–120 

revised TOEFL® Paper-delivered Test Scores

For tests taken July 2017 or later.

SkillScore RangeLevel*
Reading0–30Low (0–14)
Intermediate (15–21)
High (22–30)
Listening0–30Low (0–14)
Intermediate (15–21)
High (22–30)
Writing0–30Limited (1–16)
Fair (17–23)
Good (24–30)

TOEFL® PBT Test Scores

For tests taken prior to July 2017.

SkillScore Range
Structure/Written Expression31–68
Total Score310–677

TWE® Scores

The TWE® test was a 30-minute writing test that was part of the TOEFL PBT test.

  • Test takers would write an essay on 1 topic.
  • The essay was rated for organization, development and support of a main idea (thesis); word choice; vocabulary; clarity; coherence; syntax; grammar; usage and style.
  • The TWE score was reported on a scale of 1 to 6 and printed in a separate box on the TOEFL PBT score report. It was not added to the total score.
  • A score between 2 points on the scale (5.5, 3.5) was also sometimes reported.

* Data taken from test taker score reports.

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TOEFL Result 2018 - The TOEFL®conducting body, ETS® (Educational Testing Service) has released TOEFL 2018 result on March 13 for the test held on March 3, 2018. Candidates would be able to download their scores after 13 days, i.e. from March 16. The TOEFL test score is declared two weeks after the test is conducted by ETS. Individual higher education institutions and other organisations set their own TOEFL score requirements. The TOEFL result 2018 is valid for two years counting from the TOEFL test date and there is no limit to the number of times you can appear for the test. But the TOEFL test cannot be taken more than once in a 12-day period. If you have already registered on a particular TOEFL test date, you cannot register for another test within the span of 12 days of your existing test date. In this article, candidates can know all about TOEFL Result 2018 such as dates of result announcement, how to check scores, how to send scores to universities and FAQs.

LATEST - Candidates can check TOEFL held on March 3 results declared on March 13, 2018, below:

The TOEFL 2018 has two formats, namely TOEFL iBT® and TOEFL®Paper-delivered Test. Since last July 2017, traditional TOEFL PBT test has been discontinued and replaced by the revised TOEFL®Paper-delivered Test. There are four sections in TOEFL according to the TOEFL pattern designed by ETS. They are: Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing. It is a mandate for all candidates to answer at least one question each in the Reading and Listening sections, write an essay, and complete at least one Speaking task to receive an official TOEFL test result 2018. Test takers will receive individual scores for each section along with the overall TOEFL result 2018. The aspirants will get a call from the TOEFL participating institutes in accordance with their respective scores. Some aspirants can even avail scholarships provided by TOEFL if the TOEFL 2018 scores are on the higher side. However, the test takers applying for the scholarship must be citizens of Mainland China, India, Japan, Korea or Taiwan.


Marking/Scoring Pattern of TOEFL Results 2018




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Total TOEFL Result


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Dates of the Result of TOEFL 2018 (Score Release and Download Dates)


TOEFL 2018 Test Date

TOEFL Result/Score Release Date (estimated)

TOEFL Score Download Date

January' 2018

Jan 13

Jan 23

Jan 26

Jan 19

Jan 29

Feb 1

Jan 28

Feb 7

Feb 10

February' 2018

Feb 3

Feb 13

Feb 16

Feb 4

Feb 14

Feb 17

Feb 10

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Feb 23

Feb 24

Mar 6

Mar 9

March' 2018

Mar 3

Mar 13

Mar 16

Mar 10

Mar 20

Mar 23

Mar 24

Apr 3

Apr 6

April' 2018

Apr 8

Apr 18

Apr 21

Apr 21

May 1

May 4

May' 2018

May 6

May 16

May 19

May 19

May 29

June 1

May 26

Jun 5

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June' 2018

Jun 2

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Jun 15

Jun 10

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Jun 23

Score Scale of TOEFL Test Result 2018


TOEFL Result 2018




High (22–30)

Intermediate (15–21)

Low (0–14)



High (22–30)

Intermediate (15–21)

Low (0–14)


0–30 score scale

Good (26–30)

Fair (18–25)

Limited (10–17)

Weak (0–9)


0–30 score scale

Good (24–30)

Fair (17–23)

Limited (1–16)

Score of zero - (0)

Total Score



Scoring Pattern of TOEFL 2018

Understanding the scoring pattern of TOEFL test is equally important as understanding the exam pattern of TOEFL test 2018. The Reading and Listening sections are scored by computer based on the score range from 0 to 30.

The Reading Section has 36–56 questions based on reading passages from academic texts.

The Listening Section generally consists of 34–51 questions based on listening to lectures, classroom discussions and conversations.

The Speaking Section has six tasks/questions and each task is rated from 0 to 4. The sum is converted to the scaled score of 0 to 30. ETS-certified test scorers rate responses and evaluate the candidates’ speaking proficiency.

Lastly, the Writing Section has two tasks, one Integrated task and one Independent task. The tasks are rated from 0 to 5. The sum is, then converted to a scaled score of 0 to 30. Multiple, rigorously trained raters score tests in the writing section and the ETS raters are continually monitored to ensure consistency and fairness in preparing the result of TOEFL 2018. ETS has devised eRater® which is an automated scoring technology used with human ratings to score the independent and integrated writing tasks. Using both human judgment for content and meaning with automated scoring for linguistic features ensure fair and quality scores. The TOEFL result 2018 is represented in the score scale between 0-30 for each section. The cumulative score of TOEFL 2018 result is rated from 0-120

All test takers can check their TOEFL Score 2018 online. Official score reports pertaining to the result of TOEFL 2018 are sent to the designated candidates approximately 13 days after the particular test date. Candidates receive an email after 10 days of taking TOEFL exam. Test takers can also download and print the TOEFL result 2018 directly from their account. Alternatively, the candidates can wait for the official TOEFL score reports which will be emailed exactly after 13 days of their test date as well.


How to check TOEFL result 2018 online:

  • Candidates can view their TOEFL score 2018 online after they receive an email from the exam conducting body.

  • To check the scores online, students can visit the official website and log in to their ETS account using their registered username and password.

  • Once students are logged in, they would be able to view the profile with their name and details. On the left-hand side, they must click 'View Scores' to check the scorecard.

  • If the TOEFL result 2018 is available, then the next page displays the TOEFL score card.

There is no specific TOEFL syllabus suggested by ETS- the TOEFL conducting body. Candidates are not required to refer to any particular subject; the aspirants instead are required to combine their skills in all the topics when appearing for the TOEFL test. Candidates should have their identification details of themselves while checking their respective TOEFL result 2018.

Educational Testing Service (ETS) – a US-based non-profit organization administers one of the most popular English Language proficiency tests called TOEFL (Test Of English as a Foreign Language). TOEFL 2018 test is conducted to evaluate a candidate’s English language skills; moreover, it is recognized by more than 10,000 colleges, universities and organizations across 130 countries, including Australia, Canada, the UK and the United States. TOEFL is conducted more than 50 times a year at 4500 test centres in 165 countries worldwide. Most countries conduct the Internet-based TOEFL test.


How to send TOEFL scores to Universities?

Aspirants can send TOEFL 2018 scores to institutions in several ways. At the time of applying for the TOEFL iBT 2018/TOEFL® Paper-delivered Test 2018, candidates can add up to four institutions where they wish to send the results of TOEFL 2018. The institution names can be added until 10 P.M (local time) the day before the test date. For institutions added after 10 P.M, a fee of US$20 will be charged per score report. The TOEFL result 2018 will be sent to the listed universities by ETS. If one wants to send the score of TOEFL 2018 to more than four universities, an additional payment of US$20 is levied for each scorecard.


FAQs Related to TOEFL Result 2018

Q. When are the TOEFL iBT Result/Scores released?

A. The TOEFL score 2018 are available for online viewing approximately after 10 days of the respective exam dates. The scores can be downloaded 3 days after the scores get released online.


Q. What is the difference between TOEFL iBT and TOEFL PBT?

A. TOEFL iBT stands for TOEFL internet Based Test and TOEFL PBT stands for TOEFL (Paper Based Test). Since last July 2017, traditional TOEFL PBT test has been discontinued and replaced by the revised TOEFL®Paper-delivered Test. While TOEFL iBT tests reading, listening, speaking and writing skills, TOEFL Paper-delivered Test measures only reading, listening, grammar and writing skills.


Q. How many times TOEFL iBT is administered in a year?

A. TOEFL iBT is administered more than 50 times in a year. All the scheduled dates might not be available for all the test centres across cities. TOEFL PBT is offered only in places where testing via the Internet is not available.


Q. My TOEFL iBT score is 96, which institutions should I apply to?

A. The TOEFL score 2018 requirement is decided by each institution separately. Find out the TOEFL cutoff score for the specific college/university you chose to apply from their admission requirement section.


Q. When can I take a retest of TOEFL 2018?

A. Surely. You can re-appear for TOEFL 2018 any number times in the year. However, you are required to wait for 12 days before you appear for another test.


Q. How do I send TOEFL 2018 scores to institutions?

A. You can send TOEFL 2018 scores to institutions in a number of ways. At the time of applying for the TOEFL iBT 2018, you can add four institutions which you want your TOEFL iBT 2018 reports to be sent to. You can add the institutions until 10 P.M (local time) the day before the test date. For institutions added after 10 P.M, a fee of US$20 will be charged per score report. The TOEFL results 2018 will be sent to the listed universities by ETS.


Q. I have scored 25 in Reading, 23 in listening, 24 in speaking and 19 in writing of TOEFL. Will I be accepted at top ten universities?

A. Your total score is 96. That is a fair score. Most colleges/universities have their own cutoff for TOEFL 2018 scores. However, most of the top universities require a minimum score of 100. So you can re-take the test and improve your scores.


Q. Can I ask for additional score reports?

A. Certainly. You can order additional score reports of TOEFL results 2018 once your scores are available online, approximately 10 days after the test date you have appeared for. Additional reports of TOEFL 2018 results should be ordered online along with the payment of US$20 for each report copy. Reports are mailed approximately within three to five days after receipt of your request and payment.


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