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.

Facts about TOEIC


LanguageEnglish
Popularity2%
Cost130+ $
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 entranceMBA
ImmigrationNo
Job placementYes
Min.–Max. points
  • 10–990
  • 0–400
FormatPaper-based
Alternative exams
OrganizerETS
Official siteThe TOEIC® Tests
Year of foundation1979