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TOEFL is one of the most popular English language proficiency tests in the world today. Nepal has several test centers in which you can take this test. Shine’s TOEFL is an excellent example of practical teaching balanced with the best tips and strategies. You will experience interactive lessons that will help you to achieve the highest scores possible.

Our teachers have many students who have excelled in this internet based test. Our students go to the test center knowing fully the theory and strategies that they will need to score well.

TOEFL classes at Shine are taught with LED screens to ensure that technology plays a vital role in the way we teach our students. The LED screens and used in all our TOEFL classes with live exercises and quizzes. Join TOEFL classes at Shine if you want personalized attention and the best teachers!

The TOEFL iBT is a four-hour, computerized test with four sections: Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing. You’ll use one main skill for each section (so on Reading you’ll read passages and on Listening you’ll listen to audio clips), with some questions or tasks requiring the use of multiple skills.

All sections are timed. You’ll always have 20 minutes on Speaking and 50 minutes on Writing.

However, the Reading and Listening sections vary in length due to unscored, experimental questions. Reading ranges from 60 to 80 minutes long, while Listening ranges from 60 to 90 minutes long. There will be no indication telling you which questions are experimental and which ones aren’t, so don’t spend too much time worrying about this—just try your best on all questions!

Finally, you’ll have one 10-minute break in the middle of the test, between the Listening and Speaking sections. This break is mandatory, meaning you must take it. You may take other breaks during the test, but you will not be able to pause the timer for these.

The following table highlights the overall TOEFL test pattern, including the order of the sections, how long each section is, and how many questions each section contains:





# of Questions




60-80 mins

36-56 questions

Read 3-4 passages and answer questions



60-90 mins

34-51 questions

Listen to 4-6 lectures and 2-3 conversations and answer questions



10 mins



20 mins

6 tasks

Answer prompts about familiar topics, campus situations, and academic course content



50 mins

2 tasks

Compare a passage and a lecture; write about your opinion


About 4 hrs

You may take notes on all sections of the exam. A test center administrator will give you scratch paper and pencils to use. You’ll also get a headset with a microphone to use for listening to audio clips and recording your Speaking responses.

Each section is scored out of 30 points and then combined for a total TOEFL score out of 120. For more information about TOEFL scoring, check out. You’ll receive your scores in your official score report online about 10 days after your test date.