The TOEIC® exam

The Test of English for International Communication is produced by ETS® (Educational Testing Service).

TOEIC test questions are based on real-life work settings in an international environment (meetings, travel, telephone conversations, etc).

What is the TOEIC® test like?
There are two separate parts to the TOEIC test. You can do one or both parts.

  1. The Listening and Reading test is a paper based test taken in a public test centre or insitution.
  2. The Speaking and Writing test is an online test that is taken in a test centre and takes approximately 80 minutes.

Both tests can be taken in test centres in more than 150 countries.

What about scores?
The TOEIC Reading and Listening gives a score between 10 and 990:

  • 905 - 990 International Proficiency
  • 785 – 900 Working Proficiency Plus
  • 605 – 780 Limited Working Proficiency
  • 405 – 600 Elementary Proficiency Plus
  • 255 – 400 Elementary Proficiency
  • 185 – 250 Memorised Proficiency
  • 10 – 180 No Useful Proficiency

TOEIC Speaking and Writing tests are scored out of 200.

Click here to see a table comparing the different exams related to their CEF level.

How much does it cost to take TOEIC?
Fees are set by test centres. Expect to pay around $140 USD for each component (Listening and Reading / Speaking and Writing).

TOEIC Bridge is an easier version of the exam. As a fair and objective measure of English proficiency for beginning to lower-intermediate level learners, the TOEIC Bridge test enables you to verify your current level of English-language proficiency, set your own goals and monitor your progress in learning English. The test examines comprehensive Listening and Reading skills and prepares you for the next level of English-language learning.




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