Idea in short

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is a standardised language test that people, whose native language isn’t English, must clear in order to enroll into an English-speaking university abroad. Started in the year 1964, it is now accepted by over 9000 universities all over the world. Preparing for such a test requires proper study materials, guides and practice tests.

For every student, who is applying for his/her studies in an International programme, a test of English language proficiency, such as TOEFL / IELTS, is mandatory irrespective of the country. It is that time of the year, where most of the students would have started to prepare for these exams. There are so many institutes which offer various trainings and coaching for these exams, but there are some courses that are available online from the reputed sources, which are more than enough for the students to score well.

There are thousands of free guides and practice tests in the Internet. However, many free resources on the internet are not helpful because they do not resemble the real test at all. To help you to choose the best ones, we have compiled this recommended list of excellent free resources. Below are a set of links to various resources that provide exactly what you need to ace the exam.

  1. British Council
  2. edX
  3. ETS
  4. 4Tests
  5. Delta’s key to the TOEFL
  6. Thought Co
  7. Test Den
  8. Kaplan
  9. Examrace
  10. Magoosh

These courses are useful to each and every aspirant and help them in a long run.


It is possible to entirely prepare for the test with these free resources. However, your scores could be better with supplemental books. Although books cost money, buying them will be more economical in the long run because you will achieve your target score by taking fewer tests or by taking just one! Think of hundreds of dollars you can save by taking fewer tests! Also note that although a good test score is only factor in admission decisions and does not guarantee admission, a low score can jeopardise your chances of getting in to an university or college.