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TOEIC Test Format

TOEIC LISTENING & READING

The TOEIC Listening & Reading Test is a paper-and-pencil, multiple-choice questions test. There are two separately timed sections of 100 questions each and the test takes 2 hours to complete

Part I: Listening Section (45 minutes)
Examinees listen to a variety of questions and short conversations recorded in English, then answer questions based on what they heard. The test format includes:
Photographs 10 Questions
Question-Response 30 Questions
Short Conversations 30 Questions
Short Talks 30 Questions
Part II: Reading Section (75 minutes)
Test-takers read a variety of materials and respond at their own pace to questions based on the content. The test format includes:
     
Incomplete Sentences 40 Questions
Text Completion 12 Questions
Reading Comprehension
. Single passage
. Double passage
28 Questions
20 Questions

 

TOEIC LISTENING & READING UPDATED FORMAT

The TOEIC Listening & Reading Test is a paper-and-pencil, multiple-choice questions test. There are two separately timed sections of 100 questions each and the test takes 2 hours to complete

Part I: Listening Section (45 minutes)
Examinees listen to a variety of questions and short conversations recorded in English, then answer questions based on what they heard. The test format includes:
Photographs 6 Questions
Question-Response 25 Questions
Short Conversations 39 Questions
Short Talks 30 Questions
Part II: Reading Section (75 minutes)
Test-takers read a variety of materials and respond at their own pace to questions based on the content. The test format includes:
     
Incomplete Sentences 30 Questions
Text Completion 16 Questions
Reading Comprehension
. Single passage
. Double passage
29 Questions
25 Questions
 

 

TOEIC SPEAKING AND WRITING TEST

The TOEIC Speaking & Writing Test is a pre-scheduled, online, computer-based test which can be taken together as one test or can be taken as two separate tests, TOEIC Speaking Test Only and TOEIC Writing Test Only. The TOEIC Speaking & Writing Test is a 1 hour and 20 minutes test. The TOEIC Speaking Only test takes 20 minutes to complete and the TOEIC Writing Only test takes 1 hour to complete. Please find below the details of both tests.

TOEIC SPEAKING TEST

The TOEIC Speaking test includes 11 questions that measure different aspects of test-takers' speaking ability. Please refer to the following table for more details.

Part I: Task is to read a text aloud [2 Questions]
Test-taker reads aloud a short text, such as an announcement or advertisement. Test-taker is given 45 seconds to respond to each question with a preparation time of 45 seconds also given for each question.
Part II: Task is to describe a picture [1 Question]
Test-taker gives a verbal description of a photograph. Test-taker is given 45 seconds to respond to the question with a preparation time of 30 seconds.
Part III: Task is to respond to questions [3 Questions]
Test-taker responds to questions on a commonplace topic, as if responding in an interview. Test-taker is given 15 or 30 seconds to respond to each question and NO preparation time is given.
Part IV: Task is to respond to questions using information provided [3 Questions]
Test-taker responds to questions based on written information (such as a schedule of events) that appears on the screen. Test-taker is given 15 or 30 seconds to respond to each question and NO preparation time is given.
Part V: Task is to propose a solution [1 Question]
Test-taker listens to a voice mail message describing a problem and gives a response. In the response, the test-taker indicates recognition of the problem and proposes a solution. Test-taker is given 60 seconds to respond to the question with a preparation time of 30 seconds.
Part VI: Task is to express an opinion [1 Question]
Test-taker expresses an opinion about a specific topic and the reasons for that opinion. Test-taker is given 60 seconds to respond to the question with a preparation time of 15 seconds.

 

TOEIC WRITING TEST

TOEIC Writing test is composed of 8 questions to measure test-takers' writing ability. Please refer to the following table for more details.

Part I: Task is to write a sentence based on a picture [5 Questions]
Test-taker writes one sentence based on a picture, using the two words or phrases provided. Test-taker is given 8 minutes to complete all 5 questions.
Part II: Task is to respond to a written request [2 Questions]
Test-taker reads an e-mail message which is about 25 to 50 words long, and writes an e-mail in response. Test-taker is given 10 minutes for each question to be answered.
Part III: Task is to write an opinion essay [1 Question]
Test-taker writes an essay expressing an opinion on the topic providing, giving reasons or examples to support the opinion. Test-taker is given 30 minutes to complete this section of the test.

TOEIC BRIDGE

The TOEIC Bridge Test is a paper-and-pencil, multiple-choice questions test. There are two separately timed sections of 50 questions each and the test takes 1 hour to complete.

Part I: Listening Section (25 minutes)
Examinees listen to a variety of recorded statements, questions and short conversations in English, then answer questions based on what they heard. The test format includes:
Photographs 15 Questions
Question-Response 20 Questions
Short Conversations & Short Talks 15 Questions
Part II: Reading Section (35 minutes)
Test-takers read single sentences and respond at their own pace to questions based on the content. The test format includes:
     
Incomplete Sentences 30 Questions
Reading Comprehension 20 Questions