I took the test on Jan 18th at a pro-metric center located in the midst of the beautiful SFO downtown and received my TOEFL score today. Below is the breakdown :
Reading : 23
Listening : 25
Speaking : 27
Writing : 29ETS Practice test breakdown :
Reading : 28
Listening : 26
Writing : 28About me :
Indian, IT professional, 66 months WE, Working in US for the past 3 years.Books and other materials used :
ETS OG, free tests provided by Carcass and ETS practice test.Reading :
Special thanks to Carcass for providing us with the free test links available online. I scored >=25 in each of these tests but scored very low in the actual test
. Post test, I was extremely confident to score in 27-29 range. I even scored a 28 in the ETS practice test. My suggestion is to read economist
.com daily as most of the articles here are of the same level you see in the actual test.Listening :
After this section, I expected no more than 25 because the trial section was included and I was not able to concentrate much. So, I am happy with the score.Break :
I did not go out rather I jotted down the speaking templates by notefull.com and the writing templates by triplesoul and chineseburned. BIG thanks to these marvelous guys. Speaking :
I was the last one to check in for the test so by the time I completed listening section, my fellow compeers already started with their speaking section. Because of this, I was able hear the 1st speaking question
Whereas for the remaining 5 questions : I just stick to the notefull templates. I am very happy with the speaking score.Writing :
350 words in the 1st essay and 455 words for 2nd. Initially, I thought I went too personal in giving examples for the 2nd essay but it looks like the evaluator liked it
THANKS A TON to this forum !
I need to get started with GMAT now !
My target B-schools are : Sloan, Tuck, McCombs,UW. Hope my score will suffice.
Please feel free to ask if you have any questions.