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ETS has been working for more than 70 years to design tests that help to advance quality and equity in education worldwide. Created in 1947, ETS (Educational Testing Service) is a private organisation dedicated to the research and the conception of tests assessing and measuring performance. All of its tests are designed in Princeton by statisticians, psychometricians and researchers.

ETS is now the world's largest private educational testing and measurement organisation, and continues, through rigorous research, to create high-quality assessments that:

  • accurately measure student performance
  • do not disadvantage any group of test takers because of differences in personal characteristics such as race, ethnicity, gender or disability

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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.

The TOEIC Listening and Reading test is a multiple-choice question paper-based or digitally delivered test. It contains 100 questions (Listening section) and 100 questions (Reading section). Scores are scaled from 10 to 990 points.

The tests use common everyday vocabulary, phrases and key expressions that reflect real-world tasks. More detailed information on test content and sample questions can be found in the TOEIC® Listening and Reading Examinee Handbook.

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:

Listening Section:

  • 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

Reading section:

  • 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 TOEIC Speaking and Writing tests takes 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete and includes 2 sections:

  • the Speaking test: 20 minutes and 11 questions
  • the Writing test: 60 minutes and 8 questions

Before the test, 30 minutes are required to complete administrative formalities.

For more information on the TOEIC® Speaking and Writing tests, click here.

TOEIC Speaking and Writing tests are computer-based. They contain 11 questions (Speaking section) and 8 questions (Writing section) with scores scaled from 0 to 200 points.

The tests use common everyday vocabulary, phrases and key expressions that reflect real-world tasks. More detailed information on test content and sample questions can be found in the TOEIC Speaking and Writing Tests Examinee Handbook.

The TOEIC Bridge test takes 1 hour to complete and includes 2 sections:

  • Listening Comprehension: 25 minutes
  • Reading Comprehension: 35 minutes

Before the test, 30 minutes are required to complete administrative formalities.

For more information on the TOEIC Bridge® test, click here.

The TOEIC Bridge test is a multiple-choice question paper-based and digitally delivered test. It contains 50 questions (Listening section) and 50 questions (Reading section). Scores are scaled from 20 to 180 points.

The tests use common everyday vocabulary, phrases and key expressions that reflect real-world tasks. More detailed information on test content and sample questions can be found in the TOEIC Bridge® Examinee Handbook.

The TFI test takes approximatively 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete and includes 2 sections:

  • Listening comprehension: 42 minutes
  • Reading comprehension: 68 minutes

Before the test, 30 minutes are required to complete administrative formalities.

For more information on the TFI test, click here.

The TOEFL ITP® test takes 1 hour and 55 minutes to complete and includes 3 sections:

  • Listening Comprehension: 35 minutes
  • Structure and Written Expression: 25 minutes
  • Reading Comprehension: 55 minutes

Before the test, 30 minutes are required to complete administrative formalities.

For more information on the TOEFL ITP test, click here.

The TOEFL ITP tests are 140 multiple-choice questions paper-based tests. Questions from the test are only based on academic content.

For more information on the usage of the TOEFL ITP test, click here.

The TOEFL Junior® Standard test takes 1 hour and 55 minutes to complete and includes 3 sections:

  • Listening Comprehension: 40 minutes
  • Language Form and Meaning: 25 minutes
  • Reading Comprehension: 50 minutes

For more information about the TOEFL Junior Standard test, click here.

The TOEFL Junior Standard test is a 126 multiple-choice question paper-based test. It takes 1 hour 55 minutes to complete and scores are scaled from 600 to 900 points.

More detailed information on test content and sample questions can be found in the TOEFL Junior Standard Test Examinee Handbook.

We offer 3 TOEFL Primary® tests:

  • the paper-delivered TOEFL® Primary Reading and Listening Test - Step 1: 1 hour
  • the paper-delivered TOEFL® Primary Reading and Listening Test - Step 2: 1 hour
  • the computer-delivered TOEFL® Primary Speaking Test: 20 minutes

For more information on the TOEFL® Primary tests, click here.

The TOEFL Primary Reading and Listening tests are multiple-choice question paper-based tests.

  • The TOEFL Primary Reading and Listening Test — Step 1: 39 questions (Reading section) and 41 questions (Listening section).
  • The TOEFL Primary Reading and Listening Test — Step 2: 37 questions (Reading section) and 39 questions (Listening section).

The TOEFL Primary Speaking test is an 8 multiple choice question computer-based test.

For more information on the TOEFL Primary tests, click here.