ETS introduces the TOEFL India Championship for those interested in studying abroad.

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Posted on May 10, 2024


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The TOEFL India Championship is a nationwide competition for Indians who want to study abroad. It was started by ETS, the company that creates assessment exams such as the TOEFL, TOEIC, GRE, and Praxis Assessments. Participants can compete for big financial prizes while showcasing their academic and English competence, with a total of Rs 15 lacs in prize money up for grabs.

“The TOEFL competition gives candidates a chance to demonstrate their command of the English language and earn rewards that could help with some of the costs associated with their international study abroad experience. More than 12,500 colleges and institutions worldwide accept the TOEFL iBT exam, which is a top test in the globe. Each year, more Indians take the TOEFL iBT exam, according to Sachin Jain, Country Manager, India & South Asia, ETS.

“ETS is attempting to assist and motivate young scholars in realizing their aspirations of studying abroad through the competition. ETS has always been at the forefront of assisting test takers worldwide in their learning and growth since it is a mission-driven enterprise, he continued.

First Round: The Trivia Challenge

You have to finish a 20-minute test assessing your proficiency in English language and numeracy in order to move on to the first round. The test can be accessed from April 5, 2024, to May 15, 2024.

You will be automatically qualified for Round 2 if your score is higher than 35%. A total of Rs 4 lacs in cash prizes are up for grabs. The top awards from Round 1 go to:

  • Rs 50,000 for the 1st place (1 winner)
  • Rs 40,000 each for the 2nd place (2 winners)
  • Rs 30,000 each for the 3rd place (3 winners)
  • Rs 20,000 each for the 1st runner-up (4 winners)
  • Rs 10,000 each for the 2nd runner-up (10 winners)

Round 2: The TOEFL iBT Challenge

You can compete in Round 2 by registering and taking the TOEFL iBT exam between April 5, 2024, and July 31, 2024, if you pass Round 1 with a score of more than 35%.

Grand awards totaling Rs 11 lacs are available at this level, which will assist you in moving further with your international studies. Round 2’s cash prizes are:

  • First place was worth Rs 2,50,000 (one winner).
  • Rs 2,00,000 for each of the two winners in second place.
  • The third-place winners each received Rs 1,50,000.

Eligibility Criteria

One of the following requirements must be met in order for you to be qualified for the TOEFL India Championship:

  1. Be enrolled in an undergraduate program in your third or fourth year of college at an authorized Indian higher education institution.
  2. Have finished their graduate or undergraduate studies in India and are seeking a higher education opportunity elsewhere.
  3. Possess a valid professional employment history, either full-time or part-time, spanning up to two years.

How to Get Started

You can compete in the championship by taking the quiz by May 15, 2024, and registration is now open. To be eligible for the major prizes, register for the TOEFL iBT exam between April 5, 2024, and July 31, 2024, if you meet the requirements.

ETS recently unveiled TOEFL TestReady, an online resource intended to provide candidates for study abroad with individualized training. Examinees can use this platform to effectively prepare for the TOEFL iBT, which is accepted by all US, Canadian, UK, Australian, and New Zealand universities and colleges.