What are the different types of TOEFL?
The different types of TOEFL are as follows -
This is the main form of the TOEFL, the internet-based test. It is seen that 97% of TOEFL examinees go for the IBT TOEFL. The IBT comprises four sections: reading, listening, speaking, and writing.
A computer and microphone are required to complete each of the four stages. During the IBT TOEFL, test-takers are not allowed to speak to anyone or finish any other activities.
Unlike previous English tests, there is no grammar or vocabulary portion. Anywhere that Educational Testing Services (ETS) has a test centre and internet access is a location where the IBT can be taken.
If your country or area has internet access, you need to take the IBT.
Usually, ITP is not the test you take for admission to graduate school or college.
Teachers that want to evaluate the abilities of their pupils typically administer the ITP test in class. The student typically does not opt to take it, nor is it administered at a designated testing facility.
Usually, the teacher decides, and the scores are for the teacher to use. So you can only give this test if you have a professor who wishes you to take the TOEFL ITP.
The paper-based test is generally for students living in areas without internet-based test centres. As of now, it exists, but very soon, ETS will ultimately replace it with the IBT exam. If your area falls under the PBT zone, it probably does not have the IBT.
PBT is a very different test from IBT. Paper Based Test does not have the same four sections as IBT. This test has a reading, grammar/writing, listening, and a separate essay section. The reading and listening sections are similar to the IBT but partially similar. For example, the listening recordings are usually shorter on the Paper Based Test. The PBT grammar section in PBT is entirely unlike anything on the IBT.
The scoring is also very different. Whereas the IBT is scored from 0 to 120, the PBT is scored from 310 to 677.
"CBT" generally means "computer-based test." This test is not required today because it has mostly been replaced by the IBT (internet-based test).