The TOEIC® Listening and Reading Test is a benchmark for decision-makers worldwide. It measures written and oral comprehension skills in English, from beginner to advanced levels, in a professional context. It determines non-native English speakers' ability to communicate in English in the workplace.

Did you know?

  • A TOEIC score on a CV enhances employability, as this certification is recognized worldwide by recruiters.

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I took the TOEIC test 3 years ago, but I didn’t have enough point to graduate from KEDGE Marseille. I was able to prepare to retake the test thanks to the Examinee Handbook.

Silène, Student (Bouche du Rhône)

Testimonial

I took the TOEIC test 3 years ago, but I didn’t have enough point to graduate from KEDGE Marseille. I was able to prepare to retake the test thanks to the Examinee Handbook.

Silène, Student (Bouche du Rhône)

Testimonial

I took the TOEIC test 3 years ago, but I didn’t have enough point to graduate from KEDGE Marseille. I was able to prepare to retake the test thanks to the Examinee Handbook.

Silène, Student (Bouche du Rhône)

The TOEIC test is an English language proficiency test for non-native speakers. It measures written and oral comprehension skills in everyday professional and international settings.

English is the language of international opportunities. Whether you are an employee, student, or job seeker, TOEIC scores can help you achieve your goals, such as:

  • Standing out in the job market
  • Demonstrating your ability to communicate in English with international colleagues and clients
  • Preparing for the job market, monitoring your progress in English, and improving your skills
  • Obtaining the necessary qualifications to earn a new position and/or promotion in an international company
  • Completing a degree or meeting a graduation requirement
  • Evaluating, reinforcing and verifying your English language proficiency

The TOEIC Listening and Reading test is available in 2h and 1h (Multistage Adaptive) versions. The 1h version of the test is reserved for candidates from professional organizations.

SECTION I: LISTENING (Listening Comprehension)

Test takers listen to a series of questions and short conversations recorded in English, then answer questions based on what they have heard.

For the section of the Listening Multistage Adaptive version, the results obtained in Unit 1 (Parts 1-4) determine the series of questions asked in Unit 2 (Parts 2-4).

  • Part 1: Photographs
  • Part 2: Questions and answers
  • Part 3: Conversations
  • Part 4: Short presentations

2h version = 100 questions in 45 minutes.

1h Version, Multistage Adaptive = 45 questions in 25 minutes.

SECTION II: READING (Reading comprehension)

Test takers read a variety of written documents relating to everyday and professional life, then answer questions based on what they have read, at their own pace.

For this section of the Reading Multistage Adaptive version: the results obtained in Unit 1 (Parts 5-7) determine the series of questions asked in Unit 2 (Parts 5-7).

  • Part 5: Incomplete sentences
  • Part 6: Text completions
  • Part 7: Reading comprehension

2h Version = 100 questions in 75 minutes.

1h Version, Multistage Adaptive = 45 questions in around 37 minutes.

TOEIC® Listening and Reading test sessions are organized year-round at our Public Program test centers throughout France.

Check the session dates offered by each center and register directly on our website by clicking on the "Register" button. Depending on your availability and location, you'll easily find a Public Program test center near you.

Please note that you'll need to upload a passport-style photo before your test day, as this will appear on your results certificate.

If you are taking an English language course or are a student, your training organization, school or university may offer you the opportunity to take the test as part of your studies or training. In this case, please contact your school or university to find out how to register.

On the day of the test, please bring :

  • a valid form of identification bearing your name and signature
  • your admission form
  • a consent form for candidates under 18, completed and signed by a parent or guardian. Without the completed consent form, you will not be admitted to the testing room. Download the consent form
  • for the paper-and-pencil test, 2 HB pencils and an eraser.

On the day of the test, you will be asked to sign an admission form which will be provided either in advance by e-mail during the registration process, or on the spot by test center staff. This admission form is required for taking the test and will be collected by test center staff at the end of the test session.

To ensure that you are fully informed about the test procedure and the identity documents accepted, you must read the Examinee Handbook.

The TOEIC Listening and Reading test is not a "pass" or "fail" test. Whatever your level, you will receive a score report showing your score in each of the four skills.

Results scale

The Listening and Reading sections are scored from 4 to 495 points each.

The total of the Listening and Reading sections is scored from 10 to 990 points.

Each result is correlated with the European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), from level A1 to C1. Download the correlation grid.

Validity of your results

  • Results are valid for 2 years.
  • The Public Program score report is valid worldwide.
  • Results can be checked using the QR code on your digital score certificate, which you can pass on to a recruiter, employer, educational manager or admissions officer.

To find out more about your results, download the score user guide.

Deadline for the receipt of your results

Your digital score report will be available in your online account:

  • for the computer-based test: within the day
  • for the paper-and-pencil test: between 10 and 15 business days following the test date.

You will also be notified of the availability of your digital results certificate by email.

If you take the test with a training organization or academic institution, your institution will contact you to communicate your results directly, or your digital results certificate will be made available in your online account.

To prepare for the TOEIC Listening and Reading test:

  • An example of a TOEIC Listening and Reading test with the audio file for the Listening section.
  • TOEIC Official Learning and Preparation Course: a self-study program available online 24/7 with 90 hours of learning and test preparation material in 3 units.
  • Coming soon: a free practice TOEIC Listening and Reading test: to study for the test and obtain your CEFR level.

You can take the TOEIC Listening and Reading test (1h or 2h) with remote proctoring, only available for candidates who register with a higher education institution or training organization. To find out more about this test, you can check :

Test information

  • Total Test Length: 2 hours or 1 hour (only available for professional organizations)
  • Score Validity: 2 years
  • Format: pencil and paper or online (on a computer or tablet)
  • Levels assessed: beginner to advanced (A1 to C1 according to CECRL)
  • Skills assessed: reading and listening comprehension via multiple choice questions
  • Test Discounts are available for: students, members of the armed forces, and job seekers

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The official preparation book was very useful to prepare for the TOEIC Speaking and Writing tests, I also benefited from the help of a teacher which help improved my English proficiency.

Kevin, 25 year-old, Jobseeker (Essonne)

To get a promotion at work, I needed to take the TOEIC test. I practiced with official online preparation tools.

Anonyme, 40 year-old, Jobholder (Ile-de-France)

I sat the TOEFL iBT test during my Master’s application process, it was huge asset in my case. I got a high score, thanks to that I got a scholarship.

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