TOEIC® Exam Information

  • About the Exam
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About the Exam

What is the TOEIC?

The Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) is designed to measure English-language proficiency of people who would like to work in English-speaking environments.

There are two types of TOEIC exams:

  • TOEIC Listening and Reading Test

    This exam is designed to measure a person's English listening and reading skills as needed in the workplace. While listening in English is important in terms of meetings, telephone calls, video conferences and other types of communication, reading is just as important when it comes to emails, reports and other documents written in English

  • TOEIC Speaking and Writing

    This exam is designed to test a person's speaking and writing ability in English. Examples of how this is practiced in a global workplace include speaking during presentations, teleconferencing, and face-to-face meetings, as well as writing clear, succinct emails and other forms of workplace correspondence.

TOEIC Listening & Reading Test vs. TOEIC Speaking and Writing Test

Exam Type Test Length Format Scoring
TOEIC Listening and Reading Test 2 hours in total 200 multiple-choice questions divided evenly between the listening and reading sections. Independent scores for listening and reading comprehension on a scale of 5 - 495 points. The total score ranges from 10 - 990 points.
TOEIC Speaking and Writing Test 80 minutes in total Speaking test is 20 minutes in length; Writing test is 60 minutes in length. Both designed to reflect English usage in the workplace. Each test has a score range between 0 - 200, with test takers grouped into eight proficiency levels.


Which TOEIC test do I need to take?

It is your responsibility to ensure you have selected the TOEIC test that's right for you: The Speaking and Writing Test as well as the Reading and Listening Test can both be supportive evidence of your ability to succeed in a global workplace.

How much does the TOEIC cost?

Fees to take the TOEIC are set by test centers and vary by country.

How do I register for the TOEIC? 

How you register depends on where you plan to take the test and whether you will attend a public or institutional test session. Contact the local ETS Preferred Network office for test dates and availability in your area.

Can I take the exam multiple times?

Yes, you can retake the test as many times as you wish. Remember that the TOEIC is not a pass-fail test, but rather an exam to determine your proficiency in the English language.

How long is my TOEIC score valid?

Your TOEIC score is valid for two years from test date.