The Revised TOEFL® Paper Test
The Revised TOEFL® Paper Tests in Baghdad and Basra!  
What is the TOEFL® Paper Test?

The TOEFL® Paper Test evaluates the English proficiency of people whose native language is not English. Most U.S. universities require that international applicants take the TOEFL exam. The test is administered in a paper format and measures the ability of test-takers to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well test-takers can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. 

In October 2017, a change is being made to the TOEFL Paper-based Test (TOEFL® PBT), the high-stakes admissions test that is a paper-delivered alternative to the TOEFL iBT test.

The revised TOEFL® Paper-delivered Test will be more closely aligned to the TOEFL iBT test.

The new test (to be known as the revised TOEFL ® Paper-delivered Test) will use the same types of questions as on the TOEFL iBT test.

  • The test will measure Reading, Listening and Writing. Speaking will not be included.
  • The Writing section will have 1 integrated test question and 1 independent test question, just as on the TOEFL iBT test. This will be a change from the TOEFL PBT test where students wrote only 1 essay.
  • The test length is 2 hours and 50 minutes.

An overview of the test content and structure is given below.





42 multiple-choice

60 minutes


34 multiple-choice

Approximately 60 minutes


2 constructed-response

50 minutes


Where and when can I take The Revised TOEFL® Paper Test?

The TOEFL® Paper Test is administered in  Baghdad and  Basra only. Below are test dates/locations:
Test Locations/Centers:

BAGHDAD: Global English Institute - Al-Zaytoon Street, Al-Harthiya, across from Al-Zawraa Park.
BASRA: AL-Omran Institute, Al-Jaza'ir Street, Across from the Big Al-Moosawi Mosque, Basra. 
NEW: 2017 - 2018 The Revised TOEFL® Paper Test testing dates:

Actual Test Dates in Basra,Baghdad 
Registration deadline via AMIDEAST/Iraq
Online Registration Deadline
Via Credit Card Only
Registration deadline via AMIDEAST/Iraq in Baghdad
Registration deadline via AMIDEAST/Iraq in Basra
Registration deadline via AMIDEAST/Iraq in Erbil

October 14, 2017

August 28, 2017
 August 28, 2017
 August 28,2017
September 15, 2017

November 11, 2017  

September 25, 2017September 25, 2017September 25, 2017October 13, 2017


April 7, 2018
 February 19, 2018February 19, 2018February 19, 2018Marcb 9, 2018


How do I register to take the TOEFL® Paper Test in Iraq?
Test-takers with access to the internet and an international credit card may register for the paper-based test at the TOEFL test's web site. The registration fee is $240. ($180 for the test plus $60 for the local registration service that AMIDEAST provides). Note that for students registering at the web site, it is necessary to provide a postal address to which scores can be mailed from the United States. Students may also register locally through AMIDEAST/Iraq and scores can be sent to Iraq through AMIDEAST, for pick-up by students in Baghdad, Basra and Erbil.
 To register locally with AMIDEAST in Iraq, please visit:
  • The AMIDEAST office in Erbil. Registration is every work day of the week (Sunday-Thursday) from 8am to 4pm. The office is located in Ainkawa Neighborhood close to Ashtar TV, near Mar-Youhannah church, mobile  +964 770 645 2275 .
  • The AMIDEAST office in Baghdad. To register for a test, please contact or call +964 750 620 0215 or +964 0780 620 9267.
  • The AMIDEAST office in Basra. AMIDEAST representative in Basra is at the University of Basra, Bab Al-Zubair Compound, in Institute of Live Languages every Monday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. For any questions, please contact
How do I prepare for the TOEFL® Paper Test?
It is important for you to be familiar with the kinds of questions asked on the TOEFL test. There are several ways to prepare.
  • Visit the TOEFL test's web site to see sample questions and tests.
  • Purchase TOEFL exam preparation materials from AMIDEAST/Iraq in Erbil, Baghdad, and Basra.
What do I do on the day of the test?
Arrive at your assigned test center at least 30 minutes before the assigned test time. Check-in procedures take time. If you arrive late, you may not be admitted to the test, and you will forfeit your test fees.
Bring photo bearing identification, as described in the TOEFL Information Bulletin.
Bring your test confirmation information.
Score Scale
All 3 sections of the revised paper test (Reading, Listening and Writing) will be reported on the same 0-30 scale as the TOEFL iBT test. The previous TOEFL PBT score scale of 300-677 will no longer be used.

The score report will have fields for Reading, Listening and Writing section scores only. There will be no Speaking score.

There will be no Total score, because only 3 of the 4 skills measured on the TOEFL iBT test are being measured in this version of the test. 

What about my scores?
If you registered using the AMIDEAST local registration service, your scores will be mailed from ETS to AMIDEAST headquarters in Washington, DC, and shipped via TNT to AMIDEAST/Iraq, where you can pick them up. Scores should be available for pick up in Baghdad, Basra and Erbil six to eight weeks after the test date. For students who registered through the TOEFL exam's web site, their official scores will be mailed five weeks after the test date, from the United States, to the postal address provided at the time of registration.
If you need score reports to be sent to additional institutions, please complete the form in the TOEFL test bulletin and return it with payment to ETS. If paying by credit card, you may also call ETS at +1-609-771-7267 to order additional score reports. TOEFL test scores are valid for two years from the date they are issued.
Questions about any missing score reports should be directed to Educational Testing Service (ETS), the nonprofit organization that develops the TOEFL test and issues score reports. An e-mail sent to the ETS customer service address usually will receive a response in five to seven days. Test takers should wait at least eight weeks before contacting ETS about score reports. Score report problems are best avoided by careful preparation of the registration form.