TOEFL (Test Of English as a Foreign Language) measures English ability of primarily non-native English speakers, who intend to study or work in an English-speaking nation. Universities use this standardized test to gauge a student’s ability to survive the English academic classroom environment. Universities in United States expect students to demonstrate a high level of English proficiency in order to pursue professional and academic courses. Immigration agencies too of not just United States but Australia and Canada accept U.K. as a measure of an applicant’s English knowledge. TOEFL exam can also be taken merely to measure the level of one’s English proficiency.
In India, Education Testing Services (ETS) conducts the TOEFL ibt. This test is taken at a registered ETS centre. The test is taken on a system and the score of the test is generated immediately after one completes the exam.
TOEFL is conducted by ETS, which also conducts many exams like GRE, etc..,
TOEFL is accepted over 9000 colleges across the world as the English language test for non native English speakers.