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07-28-2003, 11:05 PM
hi friends
got toefl score today total 280
listening 27
structure 29
reading 28
essay 6.0
thanks to all guys on the forum for support.
best of luck to all

08-01-2003, 10:20 PM
hi bikram, thats great congrats ya, so now one tension would be off your head i am sure. i plan to take mine next wed. so am in tension now especially for the writing, and also the reading. whenever i do the reading comps i always get 5-6 wrong ya. please could u tell me which topic did u get for the writing. thanks.

08-02-2003, 08:12 AM
hi andrea
thanks.i think essay writing is the easiest of parts,u shouldnt be anxious about it.my topic was concerning imp of plants in your country.reading part requires practice but its not that tough,u shouldnet hurry through it but keep an eye on watch

08-02-2003, 05:46 PM
Thanks a lot, ya bikram if u dont mind my asking did you take the prowerprep and if you did how did you score on them,coz i took the powerprep but did not score well i only got a range of 213-270. but when i did the tests from the ETS practice tests (volume 2) i get pretty high scores last time I got a range of 620-653 so i am very confused and extreamly nervous. please could you help, thanks in advance.

08-03-2003, 08:48 AM
i used only barrons toefl book and used to get a score of 270 but on actual test mine was 280.barrons diff. level is similar to toefl but ets tests on their site ar a little easier.u shouldnt be anxious about these scores ,yours ar pretty good.mind u the greatest challege in toefl is to control ANXIETY.so relax and give ur best shot.

08-03-2003, 09:26 AM
Bikram, would you compare the listening section of Barron's with that of CBT you took?Was CBT faster and harder or they are just the same?

08-03-2003, 01:32 PM
diff. level of barrons and cbt is same but anxiety in the exam makes CBT a little difficult

08-03-2003, 10:38 PM
hi bikram,
thanks a lot for the advice an quite nervous now as the days are passin by.hope everything goes well.

08-03-2003, 10:42 PM
also bikram please could u tell me how long did your test run coz i hear that there are many toutorials and stuff .
thanks a lot ya. and sorry for the trouble.

08-04-2003, 09:16 AM
u can skip the tutorials if u want as i did .i dont remember exact time was probably 2 and half hours

08-04-2003, 01:47 PM
thanks a lot man, i am going to do the cliffs tests today.

08-06-2003, 08:40 AM
Hi Friends,

am thru with GRE and now entering into the TOEFL zone. have a lil doubt ..what is the min. accpted socres in the TOEFL.. i took a CBT test and it shows my score ranging from 213-277. Listining-> 27, St/ wr- 12 - 28, reading -> 28
is this ok. Somwhere i heard that Toefl scores upwards of 280 are only considered accpetable by the univs.
are my socres ok or i need to work on the them.
please guide me as my test date is 13th Aug.

all your adivce and suggestions are most welcome and thanks in advance !!!!


08-06-2003, 11:52 AM
ur score is quite good.if u get 6.0 in essay then 277 is quite a decent score.most of universities have 220-250(550-600 )as minimum scores.any scores above it ar always handy to apply to top universities

08-07-2003, 05:31 AM
Thanks a ton Bikram for the clearing my doubt...as i dont have much time left for the D -day. just relying on "TM the GOD" fo more more fundaes...
by the way in which field you planning to apply ?? am planning to apply in Environmental Policy and management?? can you suggest me some colleges in Canada. My GRE Scores are 1480(680V 800Q)..

thanks once again !!!!


08-07-2003, 09:43 PM
well u can try by surfing various programs of canadian universities at www.aucc.ca(association of univ. and colleges of canada).GRE scores are not that imp. in canada but definitely handy.i cant suggest a specific univ as i got no idea about ur field of study as i am in medicine.

08-08-2003, 06:39 AM
Thanks Bikram ....i will definitely look at the site u mentioned.