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Content and Format of the TOEIC® Listening and Reading Test

The TOEIC® Listening and Reading test is a paper-and-pencil, multiple-choice assessment. There are two timed sections of 100 questions each.

Test Length

The test takes approximately 2½ hours, with:

  • 45 minutes for Section I: Listening
  • 75 minutes for Section II: Reading
  • approximately 30 minutes to answer biographical questions

Test Content

Section I: Listening

Test takers listen to a variety of questions and short conversations recorded in English, then answer questions based on what they have heard (100 items total).

  • Part 1: Photographs
  • Part 2: Question-Response
  • Part 3: Conversations
  • Part 4: Short Talks

Section II: Reading

Test takers read a variety of materials and respond at their own pace (100 items total).

  • Part 5: Incomplete Sentences
  • Part 6: Error Recognition or Text Completion
  • Part 7: Reading Comprehension