What is the format?

A two-hour paper and pencil, multiple-choice test that consists of 200 questions divided into two separately-timed sections; Listening Comprehension and Reading Comprehension.

The TOEIC scores are given for each candidate: a Listening Comprehension sub-score, a Reading Comprehension sub-score and a total score that consists of the sum of the two mentioned sub-scores. Each sub-score ranges from 5 - 495, and the Total from 10 to 990.

Description Listening
Type of test: Passive skills Indirect writing
Format: Multiple-choice Multiple choice
Location: In-house or external venue In-house or external venue

Examination dates:

The Listening / Reading Comprehension module can be given at any time — testing can take place in-house by the company.

Certification: Score Report or Certificate of Achievement?

A score report is a simple report intended for the individual candidate. It lists the Listening, Reading and Total score. For budgetary reasons, many organisations prefer to provide their candidates with a Score Report rather than the Certificate of achievement. Job seekers often prefer to present a Certificate of Achievement to potential employers.

Each test participant receives a 'can-do' chart both in German and English which is to be used only as a guideline of proficiency in the workplace, which also includes the CEF level.

The TOEIC Listening/Reading Comprehension Test Format:

All the questions on the Listening/Reading Module of the TOEIC are multiple choice questions. The test is divided into two main sections: Listening Comprehension and Reading Comprehension, each with 100 questions. The Listening Comprehension is divided into four parts and the Reading Comprehension is divided into three parts. The entire test takes about two hours to complete.

Section 1
Listening Comprehension
1. Sentences about photographs
2. Stimuli — responses
3. Short conversations
4. Short talks
10 items
30 items
30 items
30 items
Total Listening: Approximately 45 minutes 100 items
Section 2
Reading Comprehension
5. Sentence completion
6. Passage completion
7. Short passages
40 items
12 items
48 items
Total Reading: Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes 100 items
TOTAL: Approximately 2 hours 200 items