TOEIC Test Description


Check the sections to include in your exam:

  • Error Recognition (17 questions)
  • Incomplete Sentences (20 questions)
  • Photographs (15 questions)
  • Question-Response (20 questions)
  • Reading Comprehension (10 questions)
  • Short Conversation (20 questions)
  • Short Talks (16 questions)

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The TOEIC Listening and Reading test is a valid assessment of English-language reading and listening skills for the workplace. Employers worldwide use the TOEIC test to determine who can communicate effectively in English across borders and cultures with coworkers and clients. The TOEIC test is a two-hour, paper-and- pencil, multiple-choice test that consists of 200 questions divided into two separately-timed sections:

Examinees respond to test questions by marking one of the letters (A), (B), (C), or (D) with a pencil on a separate answer sheet. Although the actual testing time is approximately two hours, additional time is needed to allow examinees to complete the biographical questions on the answer sheet and to respond to a brief questionnaire about their educational and work history. Therefore, you should allow approximately 21/2 hours to take the test.

Section I: Listening

This section consists of 100 questions and is delivered by audiocassette. It is divided into four parts. Examinees listen to a variety of statements, questions, short conversations, and short talks recorded in English, then answer questions based on the listening segments. The Listening section takes approximately 45 minutes.

  • Part 1: Photographs 20 items (4-choice)
  • Part 2: Question-Response 30 items (3-choice)
  • Part 3: Short Conversations 30 items (4-choice)
  • Part 4: Short Talks 20 items (4-choice)

Section II: Reading

The Reading section consists of 100 questions presented in written format in the test booklet. Examinees read a variety of materials and respond at their own pace to questions based on the item content. The Reading section lasts approximately 75 minutes.

  • Part 5: Incomplete Sentences 40 items (4-choice)
  • Part 6: Error Recognition 20 items (4-choice)
  • Part 7: Reading Comprehension 40 items (4-choice)Giving simple descriptions

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TOEIC®Test Format/Content

TOEIC® Listening and Reading Test Content

The TOEIC® Listening and Reading test is a paper-and-pencil, multiple-choice exam, which consists of two timed sections containing 100 questions each. Test takers listen and read using the English language provide responses to relevant questions. The test does not require advanced or specialized subject-matter or vocabulary in addition to the English skills people use daily in life and at work.

Test Duration

Section I: Questionnaire 30 minutes   

Students must answer biographical questions

Section II: Listening Comprehension 45 minutes

The Listening section tests how well test takers understand spoken English.Test takers listen to short passages in English and answer a variety of questions.

The TOEIC audio features four different speaking accents, including those that are American, Canadian, British and Australian.

This listening section consists of 100 questions and the following four subsections:

There are four subsections:

Part 1: Photographs

Part 2: Question-Response

Part 3: Conversations

Part 4: Short Talks

Section III: Reading Comprehension: Duration 75 minutes          

The Reading section tests how well test takers understand written English.

Test takers read materials and answer questions at their own pace.

Passages represent real-world workplace communications. There are 100 questions on this portion of the test.

There are three subsections to the TOEIC reading comprehension test:

Part 5: Incomplete Sentences

Part 6: Text Completion

Part 7: Reading Comprehension

Total time allowed to take this part of TOEIC test: 2½ hours

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