TOEIC®Test Format

TOEIC® Listening and Reading Test Content

The TOEIC® Listening and Reading test is a paper-and-pencil, multiple-choice assessment. There are two timed sections of 100 questions each. Test takers listen and read in English and give their responses to the questions. The test does not require specialised knowledge or vocabulary beyond that of a person who uses English in everyday life and work activity.

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Duration       Section I: Questionnaire
30 minutes Answer Biographical questions
Duration 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.
  • Audio features 4 accents: American, Canadian, British and Australian
  • 100 questions

There are four parts:

  • Part 1: Photographs
  • Part 2: Question-Response
  • Part 3: Conversations
  • Part 4: Short Talks
Duration Section III: Reading Comprehension
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
  • 100 questions

There are three parts:

  • Part 5: Incomplete Sentences
  • Part 6: Text Completion
  • Part 7: Reading Comprehension
Total time: 2½ hours

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