TOEFL Test Dates 2021

Updated by: Neha Kumari on Sept. 2, 2021, 9:51 a.m.

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TOEFL Test Dates 2021

There are no specific TOEFL test dates. The exam is administered 60 times a year across the world and multiple times in a month. You do not necessarily need to sign in or register to check the test dates. You can simply check them using a search tool available on the official website of ETS. The search almost always provides up-to-date information along with seat availability. TOEFL slot is available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Hence, you must check and book the test date as early as possible.

The Educational Testing Services or ETS administers the TOEFL test in over 180 countries at more than 9,000 locations on multiple dates in a month. With so many test date choices, TOEFL becomes a highly flexible exam. Test-takers can opt for any date depending on their convenience and pick the most appropriate TOEFL test centre.

It should be noted that not all dates will be available at all locations. Therefore, candidates are advised to have a look at the available test dates for TOEFL before registering for the test. The nearest test centre on any given test date may be located 1-2 hours away or even further in terms of travelling. At the same time, other test dates might be offered at a nearby location. Candidates must make sure that they have checked both test dates and centres carefully before finally submitting their application forms.

TOEFL, a widely-accepted English language proficiency test, is accepted by universities across the world including Auburn University (USA), University of South Florida (USA), Chester University (UK), Dublin City University (Ireland), George Mason University (USA), etc.

In the following section, you can check the TOEFL test dates availability for top cities in India for the upcoming months. 

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TOEFL Test Dates in India 2021

TOEFL Test Dates in India vary depending on the location you choose.  Check  the availability of TOEFL Test Dates for some of the top cities in India below:

TOEFL Test Date 2021:Delhi


Source: ETS Official Website

TOEFL Test Date 2021: Hyderabad 


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TOEFL Test Date 2021: Mumbai 


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TOEFL Test Date 2021: Chennai 

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TOEFL Test Date 2021:Kolkata

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TOEFL Test Date in India 2021: Pune 

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TOEFL Test Date in India 2021: Bengaluru 

Source: ETS Official Website

Note: The availability of seats is updated regularly on the official website. Candidates must confirm the availability of a test slot at a specific test centre before TOEFL registration. 

How to Pick a Test Date for TOEFL?

For a TOEFL test, aspiring test-takers can find both, the test dates and test centres using a search tool available on the official website of ETS. Choosing a location is simple, but when choosing a test date, candidates must consider their deadlines with regards to the submission of the application form of a particular university or institution abroad.

ETS usually recommends picking a date at least 2 to 3 months before the earliest admission or application submission deadline. This allows plenty of time for candidates to report their score to the recipients along with time to prepare and sit for the test again (if required).

To know the TOEFL date for upcoming months, select the preferred test location and month on the TOEFL iBT Test Locations and Dates page, as illustrated below:

Select TOEFL Test Centre & Test Date (Source- ETS Official Website)

Once you click on the Continue button, the list of available TOEFL dates appears, as shown above. 

You can now select the test date and complete the TOEFL registration within the next 20 minutes. You can also add a reservation code and schedule the test appointment to get a discount, as shown in the image.  

When Should I Take the TOEFL?

TOEFL is a very convenient and flexible test. It is conducted throughout the year at various designated test centres across 150 countries including India. Thus, you have the option to take TOEFL anytime, based on your location and time preference. But at the same time, it is important to choose the right TOEFL test date so that you can apply to universities abroad on time. 

Here are two important factors that you must consider while booking your TOEFL test date:  

University’s Deadline

Prepare a list with the application deadlines of colleges and universities where you wish to apply. Based on the university’s deadline, you can plan to take the TOEFL. It is recommended to take TOEFL at least 2 to 3 months before the application deadline of a specific university so that you can send your TOEFL Score to the university on time or retake the test, if needed.  


It is advisable that you take the TOEFL only when you are ready to take the test. Make sure you thoroughly prepare for TOEFL before taking the exam. This will help you refrain from re-taking the TOEFL and thus save a lot of time, money and energy.  

TOEFL iBT Home Edition Test Date 2021

The availability of the TOEFL iBT Test Centre and Date can be impacted due to the coronavirus cases. In case, your preferred TOEFL Test Centre is not available, you have the option to take the TOEFL iBT Home Edition test.

TOEFL iBT Home Edition test can also be taken anytime. However, to confirm the availability of the TOEFL iBT Home Edition test, you need to create an ETS account and register. There is no need to search for a location-based test date.

Here is the procedure to know the availability of the TOEFL iBT Home Edition Test Date:

  • Login to your ETS Account

  • Select Register/ Find Test Centres, Dates

  • On Find Test Centres and  Dates, Select TOEFL iBT Home edition 

  • Verify your Email ID 

  • Confirm your time zone and then select TOEFL iBT Home Edition Test Date and Time 

  • Verify details and pay for the test 


1. When is TOEFL conducted in India?

TOEFL is conducted throughout the year at designated test centres. The test is conducted more than 60 times a year at various TOEFL designated centres in India.

2. How to select the test date for TOEFL?

You can select the test date at the time of completing your TOEFL registration process. Select the appropriate test centre and check the availability of an appropriate TOEFL Test Date with respect to your university application deadline.

3. How many times in a year is TOEFL conducted in India?

TOEFL is conducted more than 60 times a year at various TOEFL Test Centres located in all the major states in India.

4. Can I take TOEFL more than once a year?

You can take the TOEFL test multiple times in a year. However, each time you decided to attempt the test, you will have to register for the test and complete the payment for each test.

5. Can I change my TOEFL Test date before the test date?

Yes, you can log in to your ETS account and request a change in the TOEFL test date.

6. How to check the availability of TOEFL on a date at a specific location?

TOEFL test-takers can find the test dates at specific location test centres using the search tool provided on the official website of ETS.

7. How can I reschedule the TOEFL Test Date?

You can log in to your ETS account and request for TOEFL Test date change. The availability of the next test date will be visible at the time of rescheduling the TOEFL test date.

8. Is the TOEFL Speaking Section conducted on a separate date?

The TOEFL Speaking Section is conducted on the same day after completing the three sections of TOEFL.

9. What items should I carry on the TOEFL Test day?

A Valid ID, the TOEFL admit card, signed photo file record, pencils, eraser and pens are some of the items you must carry to the TOEFL test centre on the test day.

10. How often is TOEFL conducted?

TOEFL is conducted multiple times throughout the year, around 60 times a year, offering study abroad aspirations plenty of time and flexibility to attempt the test and submit their respective score cards to their dream university.

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