TOEFL scores arrived

The next hurdle is taken – the TOEFL is out of the way.

Here’s my score:

  • Reading: 30
  • Listening: 28
  • Speaking: 27
  • Writing: 26

Total: 111

Below is a chart with the corresponding percentile ranks:

Total Scale Score Percentile Rank
120 100
116 99
112 97
108 93
104 88
100 81
96 74
92 67
88 59
84 51
80 44
76 37
72 31
68 25
64 20
60 16
56 13
52 10
48 8
44 6
40 4
36 3
32 2
28 1
24 1
20
16
12
8
4
0

So it looks like I’m in the 96th percentile of all TOEFL test takers. It’s a good score and, considering the moderate time I spent on preparation, I am content with it. The highest score requirement I could find among top business schools was 110 for the MBA program. Barely checked.

Apparently there is still room for improvement in my speaking and writing. The two points, that I lost in the listening section, are because of a short concentration failure and a sub-optimal note taking strategy – I’m sure I could score 30 in that section as well.

Now I’m good to go to apply for the MBA exchange program and have one thing less to worry about.