General information about TOEIC TEST

The TOEIC test (Test of English for International Communication) was conceived in Japan and created by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), a U.S. nonprofit test development institution, as a common global yardstick for measuring English skills. Since the first TOEIC Secure Program (SP) test was implemented in December 1979, the test has been adopted not only throughout Japan but around the world as the global standard for English communication skill assessment. Many companies, schools, and other organizations, as well as individuals, are currently utilizing the test as an effective way to raise the motivation to study, and as an opportunity to check the English skill levels of their workers and students. The test is administered in some 150 countries around the world.

Who accepts TOEIC TEST?

The TOEIC test is offered in over 120 countries and more than 10,000 institutions around the world. If you want to be successful in the global workplace, then the TOEIC test can help you. Employers use scores from the TOEIC test to assess the English proficiency of potential employees, to promote qualified employees, and to identify job-training requirements

Test Structure.

There are different forms of the exam: The TOEIC Listening & Reading Test consists of two equally graded tests of comprehension assessment activities totaling a possible 990 score; the newer TOEIC Speaking & Writing Test comprises tests of pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, fluency, overall coherence, and structure (organization of sentences) totaling a possible 400 score.

The TOEIC Speaking and Writing tests have recently been added to the TOEIC program. These tests complement the TOEIC Listening and Reading test, allowing for a full assessment of a person's ability to communicate in English across all four language skills.

What is the format of the TOEIC Listening and Reading Test?

The TOEIC Listening and Reading Test is a paper-based test with two separately timed sections. ETS also offers the TOEIC Speaking and TOEIC Writing tests. There are two sections to the TOEIC Listening and Reading Test.


In this section, you will be required to listen to and answer questions about statements, conversations, and a variety of talks. There are four parts to the Listening section: Photographs, Question-Response, Conversations, and Short Talks. There are 45 minutes provided to answer 100 multiple-choice questions in this section.


This section includes reading passages in a variety of forms and on a variety of topics. All the information you need to answer the questions is contained within the reading passage. There are three parts to the Reading section: Incomplete Sentences, Error Recognition or Text Completion, and Reading Comprehension. This section will take approximately 75 minutes to complete and contains 100 multiple-choice questions.

The TOEIC test includes questions drawn from many contexts, including: corporate development, dining in restaurants, entertainment, finance, business, health, property, personnel, purchasing, travel, and technical areas.