What is the format of the
The TOEIC testing system is a standardized test that
measures the proficiency in the English language.
The test is usually taken to prove the level of
competency in the four aspects of language which are
Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing. Since the
TOIEC Tests are taken for people involved in
business environments, the tests are conducted are
generally related to topics that fall under the
business niche which include:
The Format of the Test
The TOIEC Tests are made up of four parts divided
into two sections with different questions types in
each part. The first section is the Listening &
Reading Test and the second is the Speaking &
TOEIC Listening & Reading Test
The test is made up of 200 questions and the
duration of the TOEIC Listening and Reading Test is
of two hours. The 200 questions are divided equally
between the two tests and the duration for the
Listening Test is of 45 minutes while that of the
Reading Test is of 75 minutes. The 100 questions of
the TOEIC Listening Test are divided into four parts
which are as follows.
Part I: 10 questions on Photographs.
Part II: 30 Questions requiring Responses
Part III: 30 questions based on Short Conversations
Part IV: 30 questions based on Short Talks
The 100 questions of the TOEIC Reading Test which
continue after the Listening Test are also divided
into four parts which are as follows.
Part V: 40 questions of Incomplete Sentences to be
Part VI: 12 questions that need Text completion
Part VII (a) 28 questions testing Reading
Comprehension of Single Passages
Part VII (b) 20 questions testing Reading
Comprehension of Double Passages
The TOEIC Speaking and Writing Test
This test is comparatively less complicated than the
TOEIC Listening & Reading Test.
The TOEIC Speaking Test comprises of 11 questions to
be answered in 20 minutes. The questions are generic
and include expressing an opinion on a particular
topic asked or responding to a query. At times a
photograph could be the topic of the test and you
may need to describe it or express an opinion on it.
The TOEIC Writing Test comprises of 8 questions to
be answered in an hour.