Candidates appearing for the TOEFL iBT test can now pay in Indian rupees and not in US dollars like earlier. Test takers from India paying in rupees will no longer incur currency exchange fees charged by most debit and credit card companies. Moreover, they don't have to worry about the exchange rates that keep changing. The new payment choice is available to test takers through the credit card option when they register online.
“The decision was taken based on feedback from test takers and it will be convenient for Indian students to pay in their own currency,” according to David Hunt, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of ETS's Global Division. In November last, ETS that conducts the test, introduced another welcome change for test takers by condensing the testing format of the Reading section to a maximum of four reading passages.
The Reading section is no longer divided into separately timed parts, rather all passages and questions are made available in a single block of time allowing test takers to pace themselves through the entire Reading section. More information can be had on ‘www.ets.org/toefl'.