TOEFL Exam Fee in India

The TOEFL is an expensive test — there’s no denying that. And due to varying administration costs, the cost of registration for the exam varies from country to country. Since many of our blog readers live in India, let’s break down the TOEFL exam fees there.


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TOEFL Exam Fee in India

As of Fall 2015, it costs $170 to register for the TOEFL in India (or, about 11,265 Indian Rupees). That’s a lot of money! ETS also states:

Fees are subject to change without notice. The above amounts are exclusive of the Value Added or similar taxes. Those taxes are payable in addition to the amount quoted.

Other Possible Fees

If you’re not careful, you may have to pay some additional fees to take the exam:

  • If you register late, there is a fee of an extra $40. Be sure to register at least 4 days before your exam to avoid this fee.
  • If you cancel your scores, but then decide you want to reinstate them, there’s a fee of $20.
  • If you don’t arrange for your score reports to be sent to universities before your test date, you’ll have to pay $19 for each additional score report you send. (Here’s how to send scores ahead of time to avoid that fee).
  • If you think your exam was scored unfairly and want to request a rescore of either the Speaking or Writing section, you will have to pay $80 for each section.

How to Minimize Costs

In order to spend as little as possible, here’s what you should do:

  • Register in advance, but not so far in advance that you’ll need to reschedule. Register only when you are certain you want to (and will be ready to) take the test.
  • Take advantage of the 4 free score reports that ETS provides you. To do so, you’ll need to choose your score recipients online by 10 p.m. the day before your exam.


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8 Responses to TOEFL Exam Fee in India

  1. Jaimisg June 22, 2016 at 12:56 am #

    Can u plz explain what is this 4 free score report
    That provides by ets

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert June 22, 2016 at 1:33 pm #

      Hi Jaimish,

      Your test fee entitles you to request that scores be sent to up to four graduate institutions or fellowship sponsors. So when you finish your exam on test day, you can get those free 4 score reports sent to 4 different institutions. If you do not send them on that day, however, you must pay a fee to do this.

      I hope that helps! 🙂

  2. vaishnavi mandavgane May 26, 2017 at 12:20 am #

    After selected in toefl exam is money requried ?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert May 27, 2017 at 12:57 am #

      Hi Vaishnavi,

      Happy to help! You are charged the test registration fee when you sign up from the TOEFL. This fee includes 4 free official TOEFL score reports to be sent to the TOEFL Destinations that you select before the test. Beyond that, if you would like to reschedule your exam, have a section regraded, or send additional score reports, you will have to pay another fee. You can find more information on these fees on the ETS website: TOEFL iBT Fees. I hope this helps! 🙂

    • Har December 10, 2019 at 5:42 am #

      Is there any tofel fee waiver for indian highschool students

      • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
        Magoosh Test Prep Expert December 20, 2019 at 11:46 am #

        Hi Har,

        According to this information from ETS, international students are not eligible for fee reduction vouchers. I recommend that you contact ETS directly to see if there are other programs you may be eligible for.

  3. Mayur Tirgar April 13, 2018 at 10:32 pm #

    Does TOEFL accept Cash or Cheque Payment ?
    Since I’m from India

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert April 16, 2018 at 12:04 pm #

      Hi Mayur,

      You can see all of the payment options for the TOEFL test on the ETS website: They do accept electronic checks but not cash 🙂

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