What does TOEFL IBT Stand for?

According to AbbreviationFinder, TOEFL IBT stands for Test Of English as a Foreign Language Internet Based Test. This is the most current version of TOEFL. It is a test that measures the ability to understand and use English in a university environment. Being one of the highest recognized English exams in the world. This exam is done on a computer, and will allow you to know your skills in each of the following areas:


The TOEFL® iBT test consists of 4 parts:

Part 1: Reading
Part 2: Listening
Part 3: Writing
Part 4: Speaking

Score required by business schools

the score ranges from 0 to 120, with a value of 30 points per area:

  • Reading: High (22 to 30) / Intermediate (15 to 21) / Low (0 to 14)
  • Listening: High (22 to 30) / Intermediate (14 to 21) / Low (0 to 13)
  • Writing: Good (24 to 30) / Fair (17 to 23) / Limited (1 to 16) / Zero Score (0 to 9)
  • Speaking: Good (26 to 30) / Fair (18 to 25) / Limited (10 to 17) / Bad (0 to 9)

Once the test is done, the results arrive in 2 – 3 weeks, and the validity is official and international with a validity of 2 years.

Get ready to enter the best Universities in the world.

The TOEFL test is the most respected English language test in the world and has been recognized by more than 10,000 study centers, universities and organizations in more than 130 countries, including Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the U.S. Wherever you want to study, the TOEFL test will help you get there.

What is the difference between TOEFL IBT and IELTS?

The TOEFL IBT is the most current version of TOEFL, its score ranges from 0 to 120 and is the most requested exam at all educational levels, accepted in more than 130 countries. This test measures 4 areas of knowledge and mastery of the language; speaking, writing, reading comprehension and listening with a value of 30 points per area.

For the IELTS, there are two options, it depends if it is to study (academic module) or to migrate (general module); It is required in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand and its score ranges from 1 to 9, although in most cases a 7 is acceptable.

The academic module is generally indicated for people who are going to pursue university or postgraduate studies, and it is also used by many official schools and other professional bodies as a reliable test of English level.


The general module is suitable for people who need English for work or immigration reasons.

The IELTS certificate is recognized as a requirement for admission to international studies by all universities in Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand, as well as by many other universities in other parts of the world, including several American universities.

Is it better to study on my own or should I take a course?

Studying on your own is very positive, it means that you are a disciplined and structured person that will allow you to achieve the goal you have set, unfortunately in most cases it is not enough, since when taking the official exam it is very common not to achieve the score despite having studied for 3 to 6 months. This happens because you make mistakes that you have not detected and continuing to prepare yourself does not guarantee correcting them. However, by taking a course with specialists, you will identify these errors and they will help you achieve your goals according to your profile and skills.