About TOEIC Listening & Reading

What is the TOEIC Listening & Reading?

The exam TOEIC® from Listening and Reading is a fair and valid assessment of listening and reading skills in English for the workplace. Employers around the world use the TOEIC test to determine who can communicate effectively in English with co-workers and clients from different cultures and countries.

More than 14,000 educational organizations and private companies in 180 countries use it when deciding on their candidates.

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Content and format of the TOEIC Listening & Reading

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

The test lasts approximately 2 hours and a half, with:

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

Section I: Listening
Candidates listen to a variety of questions and short recorded conversations in English, then answer questions based on what they have heard (100 questions in total).

  • Part 1: Photographs
  • Part 2: Question-Answer
  • Part 3: Conversations
  • Part 4: Short talks

Section II: Reading
Candidates read a variety of texts and respond at their own pace (100 questions in total).

  • Part 5: incomplete sentences
  • Part 6: Text Completion
  • Part 7: Reading Comprehension

How is the TOEIC Listening & Reading scored?

TOEIC score Level of competition
10-250 Basic English proficiency (survival skills)
255-400 Elementary proficiency (very limited communication)
405-600 Elementary proficiency plus (limited communication)
605-780 Limited working proficiency
785-900 Working proficiency plus
905-990 International professional proficiency

Equivalences in TOEIC Listening & Reading scores

TOEIC Minimum Score (Total) Minimum TOEIC Score (Listening) Minimum TOEIC Score (Reading) CEFR level
120 60 60 A1
225 110 115 A2
550 275 275 B1
785 400 385 B2
945 490 455 C1