Test of English as a foreign language is abbreviated as TOEFL. The test is designed to assess the ability of non-native English speakers. The test was started by the Educational testing service in 1964, which is a nonprofit organization that administers the test.
TOEFL exam is recognized by 9000 colleges and universities and is at par with the IELTS exam on the level of English proficiency tests. Institutions such as government agencies, licensing bodies, businesses, or scholarship programs may require this test.