TOEIC — Test of English for International Communication is an exam evaluating knowledge of the English language for participants who want to get a place at an international company where English is spoken. TOEIC exam structure has much in common with TOEFL exam, but the basic distinction between the two is their results acceptability and purposes they are looking for.

TOEFL test is designed for academic purposes: to enter a university abroad, to participate in international scientific conferences and conventions. TOEIC is aimed at English knowledge assessment for those people who are going to work in an international environment. This exam enables to evaluate the skills of presentation-making, of participation in business negotiations and meetings by using the English language, TOEIC certificate is necessary for those people who want to build their successful career in international business sphere.

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Facts about TOEIC

LanguageEnglish
Popularity2%
Cost130 USD
LevelA1–C1
Duration230
The number of parts4
The frequency of examination~ 1 in a month
Exam results assessmnet time3–4 weeks
Exam certificate validity2 years
Place of examination150 countries
University entranceMBASome business schools
ImmigrationNo
Job placementYes
Min.–Max. points
  • 10–990
  • 0–400Separate points for 2 exam sections are not added up
  • FormatPaper-based
    Alternative exams
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL
  • PTE Academic
  • OrganizerETSthe USA
    Official siteThe TOEIC® Tests
    Year of foundation1979