TOEIC

Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC)

TOEIC is a test which is used to measure workplace English skills of a candidate and is used by nearly 14,000 government departments, companies and programmes for English learning.  In 2013, over 7 million TOEIC tests were taken all around the world.

There are 2 parts to the TOEIC test where candidates can choose to take one test or both:

 

(1) Listening and Reading

It is a 200 multiple-choice question test spanning 2.5 hours plus approximately 30 minutes to answer biographical questions.
The test is split into 2 and covers the following areas: (A) Listening - 45 minutes and 100 questions and (2) Reading – 75 minutes and 100 questions.

Each part is scored between 5-495 points (i.e. total combined is scored between 10-990 points).  The scores are also mapped to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) as follows:

 

(2) Speaking and Writing

This part was introduced in 2006 and assesses a person’s speaking and writing skills for the workplace. As with the listening and reading it is split into 2 areas: (A) Speaking – approx. 20 minutes covering 11 questions and (B) Writing – approx. 1 hour covering 8 questions.

Each element is scored between 0-200 points (i.e. total combined is scored between 0-400 points).  The scores are also mapped to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) as follows: