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The TOEIC® Listening and Reading Test

The TOEIC® Listening and Reading test measures the English proficiency of non-native English speakers in the global workplace. It measures the everyday listening and reading English skills of people working or studying in an international environment.

The TOEIC Listening and Reading Test, the world's most popular English assessment for the workforce

With more than 7 million test takers, the TOEIC® Listening and Reading test has become a standard by decision makers worldwide, who use the TOEIC tests to determine who can communicate effectively on an independent and proficient level in English across borders and cultures with coworkers and clients.

Why choose the TOEIC® Listening and Reading test?

All TOEIC® tests are specifically created to assess the ability to use English in real-life work situations. In addition, the test design ensures that scores can be accurately compared between candidates around the globe.This has helped make the TOEIC Listening and Reading test the most popular assessment of workplace English in the world.

  • The test delivers exceptionally reliable and accurate scores you can trust.
  • Questions are based on real-world workplace scenarios.
  • Paper-and-pencil or online formats make it easy to administer anywhere at any time.

What can you learn from the test?

TOEIC® Listening and Reading scores provide meaningful feedback about a test taker’s strengths and weaknesses, along with a description of the skills typical of test takers at various levels. The skills measured by the test include an individual’s ability to:

• Understand explanations and instructions
• Understand workplace conversations
• Follow public talks and announcements
• Connect information in different real-world texts

Test at a glance

Skills assessed General English for the workplace
Test structure and duration Listening section: 100 items – 45 mins
Reading section: 100 items – 75 mins
Test format Paper-based test (CD, answer sheet and test booklet)
Items format Multiple choice questions
Score range Listening score: 5 – 495
Reading score: 5 – 495
Total score: 10 – 990
Level measured and CEFR levels A1 to C1
Score validity 2 years
Scoring Automated Scoring and Reporting with Scanning System (I-OPS) by ETS Global branches, CMDs and scoring EPAs
Forms Public and institutional programmes

TOEIC Listening and Reading Test Content

The TOEIC Listening and Reading test is a paper-and-pencil, multiple-choice assessment. There are two timed sections of 100 questions each. Test takers listen and read in English and give their responses to the questions. The test does not require specialised knowledge or vocabulary beyond that of a person who uses English in everyday life and work activity.

More detailed information on test content and sample questions can be found in the TOEIC Listening & Reading Examinee Handbook.

When the TOEIC Listening and Reading test is taken together with the TOEIC® Speaking and Writing tests,TOEIC test scores provide a broader trait of communicative competence in all four English-language skills that is critical in most workplace settings.