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Apr 20, 2020

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The COVID-19 outbreak and its Global impact has made everything so uncertain for all of us. Our lives are off the track all of a sudden but the best part is that the Global universities and institutions are coming up with solutions so that the international students don’t have to compromise with their dreams of studying abroad or lose time because of the present crisis. 

Taking a step ahead in the same direction, ETS, the world's largest educational testing and assessment organization has also come up with solutions for those who aren’t able to take the TOEFL iBT® test or he GRE® General Test at a test center due to public health concerns. 

This article will focus mainly not only on how to prepare for TOEFL iBT ®and GRE® General Tests from home but also on how you can take these Tests from Home. 


TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition Test and GRE General Test at Home Option

ETS is temporarily offering the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition Test and GRE General Test at home option providing a great relief to all the students who are worried about the present lockdown scenario. The best part is that the test is identical in content, format and on-screen experience to the TOEFL iBT and GRE General Test taken at a test centre. You can take the test on your own computer at home and it will be monitored by a human proctor online through ProctorU®. 


Criteria & Requirements to avail the Online Tests at Home

 The TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test and the GRE General Test at home is available to those who meet the following criteria: 

• Both the tests are offered in your country and location 

• As of April 2, 2020, the tests are available everywhere where the TOEFL iBT or the computer-delivered GRE General Test are available or offered, except for Mainland China and Iran. 


Technical Essentials: 

• Installation of the ETS Test Browser and the ProctorU Systems Check in the computer 

• A room that provides an acceptable environment for the test 

Steps to be followed to meet the requirements and proper registration for the test: 


Step 1: Equipment and Environment Checklist 

Be sure that your computer and testing room meet all the requirements enlisted on the ETS website before you register for the tests


Step 2: Start Your Registration with ETS

 Follow the steps mentioned in the ETS Website 


Step 3: Complete Your Registration with ProctorU® 

Even if you have a ProctorU account from another test, you will need to have a new account for the TOEFL iBT® Special Home Edition test or the GRE® General Test. 

Follow the guidelines given on the ETS website for this step and complete your registration with ProctorU®. 


Step 4: The Testing Experience 

Detailed guidelines have been given on the ETS Website regarding the Video and Online Monitoring, the Test Environment Reminders, Checking In and points to be kept in mind during the test. Go through all the guidelines carefully before you start taking the test. 


Step 5: After the Test 

Most post-test procedures for TOEFL iBT® Special Home Edition test and the GRE® General Test taken at home are the same as for tests taken at a test center. Check the ETS Website for details given for the duration in which you’ll receive the test scores in your ETS account, or the details required for retesting if essential. 

You can check the below mentioned urls for the details given on the ETS Website: 

KC Overseas Education is running Online Coaching Batches for TOEFL iBT, GRE, GMAT and IELTS. Those interested can check and enroll for the upcoming batches of TOEFL or GRE Online Classes. Experienced faculty, well compiled study material, mock tests and a lot more to make you proficient with the content and the test taking strategies. Very soon we are going to launch the Online Coaching batch for DET- Duolingo English Test as well. Do check out our further articles to get an overview on Duolingo English Test. By taking up the TOEFL iBT & GRE Online Coaching with us you can easily prepare to crack these tests and come out with flying colours. 


Stay home, stay safe and stay connected virtually. 

Study online and take the online tests at home. 

Maintain social distancing and utilise the time to the best.

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