The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is a standardized English Language proficiency test conducted by Educational Testing Service (ETS), USA . TOEFL evaluates the English language proficiency of prospective international students whose native language is not English. TOEFL scores are required for the purposes of admission by more than 4,400 colleges and universities worldwide, particularly in the U.S.A. and Canada . Scores are valid for two years.
Currently, TOEFL is offered in Nepal in two formats: paper-based testing (PBT) and Internet-based testing (iBT). The iBT version has a spoken component and is offered at more frequent intervals than PBT. Scores for iBT TOEFL can be viewed online.