TOEFL iBT®

To enter colleges in America or England, one may have to take the TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language).

Students who have not studied English for more than 7 years and/or immigrated to the United States after the 7th grade can apply to take this test.

Starting in November 2006, the test format changed from CBT (Computer Based Test: Best score 300) to IBT (Internet Based Test: Best score 120). IBT TOEFL iBT can be taken at an ETS Test Center where the student uses a computer to take the test. A student is tested on 4 different skills. The test will take about 4 hours to finish and the cost is $150 per test. Testing time is divided for each subject as follows: Listening (60~90min), Reading (60~100min), Speaking (20min), Writing (50min).

IBT/CBT/PBT Conversion Table

IBT CBT PBT
120 300 677
120 297 673
119 293 670
118 290 667
117 287 660-663
116 283 657
114-115 280 650-653
113 277 647
111-112 273 640-643
110 270 637
109 267 630-633
106-108 263 623-627
105 260 617-620
103-104 257 613
101-102 253 607-610
100 250 600-603
98-99 247 597
96-97 243 590-593
94-95 240 587
92-93 237 580-583
90-91 233 577
88-89 230 570-573
86-87 227 567
84-85 223 563
83 220 557-560
81-82 217 553
79-80 213 550
77-78 210 547
76 207 540-543
74-75 203 537
72-73 200 533
71 197 527-530
69-70 193 523
68 190 520
66-67 187 517
65 183 513
64 180 507-510
62-63 177 503
61 173 500
59-60 170 497
58 167 493
57 163 487-490
56 160 483
54-55 157 480

The main difference between IBT and CBT is that unlike the CBT, the IBT doesn’t put emphasis on structures. Instead, speaking skills are tested. Through this test, students’ real time communication skills are tested. Because Asian students consider speaking to be their weakest point, it is important for them to practice and to be able to communicate with an English-speaking person. Throughout this process, student’s pronunciation, grammar, and sentence building skills can be improved. If one scores 100 out of 120, he/she passes the test. Y2 Academy is one of ETS’s official TOEFL iBT testing centers.