TOEFL test takers in India have gone up by 59 percent after the pandemic, as per the Educational Testing Service. As per the current trend, Indians will account for 12.3% of the total test takers across the globe in 2022.
According to Princeton-based ETS, which conducts the Test of Foreign Language (TOEFL) and Graduate Record Examination (GRE), last year 7.5 percent of Indian students appeared for TOEFL. Countries such as Singapore, Australia, France, and Sweden are going to receive an increasing number of result reports from Indian test takers.
The statistics reveal that the highest numbers of test takers are from metropolitan cities in India. Not only this, test takers from Bengaluru, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai, Gurugram, and Ahemdabad are rapidly increasing. The test is accepted across 160 countries in more than 12,000 institutions. Moreover, the popular study abroad destinations that accept TOEFL scores are the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and more than 98% of universities in the UK.
Usually, students holding TOEFL scores apply to New York University, Boston University, Cornell University, Arizona State University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and California Institute of Technology in the US.
Beginning on July 26, ETS implemented a series of modifications to the English language proficiency test to improve the experience of those taking it. Changes included reducing the duration to less than two hours instead of three and allowing candidates to view their official score release date upon completion of the exam. In 2022, India overtook China as the nation with the most international students in the United States.