The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is a globally recognized and widely accepted standardized test designed to evaluate the English language proficiency of non-native English speakers. Administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), the TOEFL test plays a crucial role for individuals seeking admission to English-speaking universities, colleges, and institutions around the world. Comprising four sections—Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing—the TOEFL test provides a comprehensive assessment of an individual's ability to understand and use English in academic settings. The Reading section evaluates comprehension skills through passages from academic texts, while the Listening section assesses the ability to understand spoken English in various academic contexts. The Speaking section involves expressing opinions and ideas on familiar topics, and the Writing section requires the formulation of well-structured responses. TOEFL scores are widely used by academic institutions as part of the admissions process, and a high score on the TOEFL test is often a prerequisite for international students aspiring to pursue higher education in English-speaking countries. The TOEFL test has evolved to adapt to the changing landscape of language assessment, incorporating internet-based testing (iBT) that allows test-takers to complete the exam online. Renowned for its accuracy and reliability, the TOEFL test continues to serve as a vital tool in assessing English language proficiency and facilitating academic success for individuals pursuing educational opportunities in an English-language environment. 

TOEFL Exam Details 

Types of ETS TOEFL Exam 

The ETS TOEFL conducts the English proficiency exam in two modes. i.e.) Internet based exam (TOEFL iBT) and paper delivered exam (TOEFL PBT). 

1. ETS TOEFL – iBT Test 

The TOEFL-iBT test is the most preferred type, with over 90% of students attempting the test in this internet-based format. The TOEFL-iBT test comprises 4 sections, which are: speaking, listening, writing and reading. Students are asked to take up all the sections on a computer equipped with a microphone and camera.  

2. ETS TOEFL – PBT (* PBT is not available in Nepal) 

The TOEFL PBT is a paper-based English language test. Students who are not in proximity to internet-based test centers can take up this test. The TOEFL PBT test format is quite different from that of iBT as it also contains a separate essay section. The listening section in the PBT has recordings that are shorter than the IBT’s. 

TOEFL Registration Process in Nepal 

Nepalese Students can complete their TOEFL registration process in any of the following 3 methods: 

  1. TOEFL registration by ETS account 
  2. TOEFL registration by phone 
  3. TOEFL registration by email 

How to register for TOEFL exam by ETS account? 

  1. Sign-up on the official ETS website.  
  2. Make sure to enter the name as it is in the identification document to be produced on the day of the TOEFL test. 
  3. After submitting all the necessary information and creating a profile, you will receive a confirmation email. 
  4. Log in using the password and click on the ‘Register for a Test’ button. 
  5. Choose a test date and canter.  
  6. Complete the TOEFL registration process. 
  7. Payment can be made at Sunrise bank (NPR 19700). 
  8. Note- Note- You can register online even 15 days (about 2 weeks) prior to a test date. 

How to register for TOEFL by mail? 

  1. Go to ETS official site and download the TOEFL Registration Form. 
  2. Fill in the form with either blue or black ink pen. 
  3. Mail the form to the address mentioned on the registration form along with the payment. 
  4. Submit the form at least 4 weeks prior to the test date 
  5. Receive the confirmation email. 

How to register for TOEFL by phone? 

  1. Directly call the TOEFL Regional Registration Center to register and take up the test. 
  2. Students registering through phone must register at least 7 days prior to the test date.  
  3. The registration fee can be processed through a debit or credit card. 

Note: Registration can be done through ETS Account only  

ETS TOEFL Exam Fee in Nepal 

The cost of taking iBT TOEFL in Nepal is $190. The other costs associated with the test are: 

ETS TOEFL Exam Fee in Nepal 


Late registration 

USD $40  


USD $60  

Reinstatement of canceled scores  

USD $20 

Additional score reports (per institution or agency)  

USD $20 each 

Speaking or Writing Section score review 

USD $80 

Speaking and Writing Section score review 

USD $160 

Returned payment  

USD $30