Most Frequently Asked Questions
All test registrations shall be submitted through our website by clicking on "Register to a test". Your registration will then be finalised and confirmed by email once the online payment is validated.
By clicking on the "Register to a test" button, you will access all the tests sessions dates available nearby or in the selected city.
ETS regularly carries out correlation studies between its tests and the CEFR (the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) to ensure that reliable and precise correlations can be made over time.
The CEFR defines skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking in any language. The Framework is broken down into six levels, falling into three main groups:
- A1 – A2 (Basic User)
- B1 – B2 (Independent User)
- C1 – C2 (Proficient User)
All the tests developed by ETS Global are mapped to the CEFR level and thus can be broken down such as follows:
- Level A1 to B1: TOEIC Bridge® and TOEFL Primary® tests
- Level A1 to C1: TOEIC® Listening and Reading and TOEIC® Speaking and Writing tests
- Level A2 to B2: TOEFL Junior® Standard test
- Level A2 to C1: TOEIC TFI™ and TOEFL ITP® tests
- Level B1 to C1: TOEFL IBT® test
For more information on the CEFR mapping of each ETS test, click here.
For the TOEIC Listening and Reading, the TFI and the TOEIC Bridge tests, depending on the option you will choose when registering to the test, your score will be:
- delivered by post between 10 and 15 working days* after the session date (excluding postal delays) for "Standard scoring" option;
- delivered by post between 2 and 5 working days* after the session date (excluding postal delays) for "Express scoring";
- delivered between 1 and 3 working days* after the session date (excluding postal delays) for "super express"** option.
Online score available in some countries, please check the list of countries for more details.
For the TOEIC Speaking and Writing tests your Score Report will be sent to you by post within a maximum of 8 working days (excluding postal delays).
*Working day: excluding Saturday, Sundays and bank holidays
**Option only available for sessions organised within ETS Global’s test centres in Paris.
ETS has designed two programmes to support decision-making in different settings:
- The TOEIC® Institutional Testing Programme: delivers a score report without the test taker’s photo and should be used for internal purposes.
- The TOEIC® Public Testing Programme: delivers a score report with the test taker’s photo and can be used for internal and external purposes.
Both programmes guarantee fair, valid and reliable test scores correlated onto the CEFR. The test itself (length, difficulty, number of items, score scale…) is the same. The main difference between the two programmes lies in the recommended usages of the score reports and the format of the score reports delivered.
Click here to find essential information on the TOEIC testing programmes.
If you can't find any test session in your city we invite you to extend your research to the neighbouring cities. You can also avoid selecting a city in order to visualise all available test sessions in your country. Once a test session is fully booked, it will no longer appear on our website.
The TOEIC® Listening and Reading test takes 2 hours to complete and includes 2 sections:
- Listening Comprehension section: 45 minutes and 100 questions
- Reading Comprehension section: 75 minutes and 100 questions
Before the test, 30 minutes are required to complete administrative formalities.
For more information on the TOEIC® Listening and Reading test, click here.
Because English-language skills may improve or decline over time, ETS Global and Representatives will re-issue and confirm score results for 2 years after taking the test.
ETS Global provides a range of accommodations for persons with disabilities or health-related needs ("a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities"). Please note that requested documents may vary for each country.
All requests for accommodation should, therefore, be sent by email before registering and at least 3 weeks prior to the date of the test.
As the use of English evolves and changes, so must our tests and test questions. We want to ensure that the TOEIC Listening and Reading test reflects current language use and measures the language skills that test-takers need when they are placed in, or preparing for, positions in the real world.
What you need to know:
- a reduced number of Photograph and Question Response questions
- an increased number of Conversation questions
- conversations that include shorter turns and more exchanges
- more than two speakers in some conversations
- conversations that include elisions (going to → gonna) and incomplete sentences/fragments (Yes, in a minute; Down the hall; Could you?)
- new question types testing the connection of what is heard in a conversation or talk and what is seen in a graphic
- new question types testing a speaker’s implied meaning in the context of a conversation or a talk
- a reduced number of Incomplete Sentence questions
- two new question-types testing understanding of the overall organization of passages
- text Completion questions that ask test-takers to choose which new sentence fits best in the context of the overall passage
- set-based questions that ask test takers to understand where in the passage a sentence belongs
- text messages, instant messages, or online chat conversations with multiple writers
- questions testing the understanding of three related texts
- a small increase in the number of single and multiple passage questions
- new questions about understanding the writer’s words in context
With these updates:
- the overall quality and difficulty of the TOEIC® Listening and Reading test will remain the same
- there will be no changes in the administration of the test
- the score report will remain unchanged with the exception of one additional Listening Ability Measured: Understanding a speaker’s purpose or implied meaning in a phrase or sentence.
- scores will continue to be comparable across test administrations.
The online display of scores on the ETS Global account depends on the country where the candidate took the test. This applies to all countries in Europe, Africa and Middle East with the exception of the countries listed below:
- Islamic Republic of Iran
- Occupied Palestinian Territory
- Saudi Arabia
- United Arab Emirates
- Czech Republic
ETS Global grants appropriate accommodation for people with disabilities or with specific health needs. A request for accommodation must be submitted to ETS Global for approval each time a test is taken. Please send your request by email before registering to a test session.
Further documents might also be requested by ETS Global while reviewing your application.
On the test day, you must have an acceptable and valid ID with a signature and a recent photograph to be admitted to a test center. Acceptable primary identification documents:
- National identification or passport for E.U test-takers taking the test in the E.U.;
- Passport for non-Europeans test-takers (important: resident permits are not authorised);
- Driver’s license or military identification for test-takers who are taking the test in their country of citizenship (you could, for example, use your French driver’s license to take the test in France).
For more information, do not hesitate to check the Examinee Handbook related to the test you wish to take.