TOEFL iBT Exam Undergoes Exciting Changes: Shorter, Simpler, and More Transparent
Date: May 19, 2023
ETS, the organization behind the TOEFL iBT exam (Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based Test) is introducing several updates to make the exam more convenient and user-friendly. These changes include a shorter exam duration, streamlined structure, enhanced writing task, simplified registration process, transparent scoring, and updated study materials.
Here are the new updates on the TOEFL iBT Exam.
- Shorter Exam Duration: Starting from July 23, 2023, the TOEFL iBT exam will be completed in less than two hours, providing a more efficient testing experience.
- Streamlined Exam Structure: Effective from July 23, 2023, the exam will undergo improvements to maintain a clear and organized flow, enhancing candidate performance.
- Enhanced Writing Task: The exam will introduce “Writing for Academic Discussion” as a new task, replacing the freelance writing section. This change aims to assess candidates’ writing abilities in a more focused and engaging manner.
- Shorter Reading Section: The reading section of the TOEFL iBT exam will be made shorter, removing all non-marked questions to optimize efficiency and concentration on essential reading comprehension tasks.
- Simplified Registration Process: ETS is making the exam registration process more user-friendly, allowing prospective test-takers to create an account and register for the TOEFL iBT with greater ease.
- Transparent Scoring: Starting from July 26, 2023, candidates will receive immediate access to their test scores upon completing the exam. This change ensures prompt result availability and timely notifications of any score adjustments.
Conclusion: ETS, represented by CEO Amit Sevak, emphasizes its commitment to continuous improvement and customer satisfaction. The TOEFL iBT exam updates aim to meet the needs and aspirations of test-takers, enhancing the assessment process.
Attribution: Amit Sevak, CEO of ETS
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CTA: Prospective test-takers are encouraged to explore the updated TOEFL iBT free practice materials on ETS’s website and take advantage of the upcoming study resources. The changes to the exam aim to improve the test-taking experience, and candidates who have already registered have the option to change their exam date free of charge to experience the new updates.