What is the TOEFL®?

The TOEFL® tests prepare students for university study, immigration and more.

About the TOEFL iBT Test

The TOEFL iBT test is a reliable, fair and accurate measurement of the four language skills — reading, listening, speaking and writing — the way they're used in an academic environment. That’s why TOEFL iBT scores are accepted by more than 11,500 universities and institutions in over 160 countries.

TOEFL iBT Test Content

The TOEFL iBT test has four sections: Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing.

Test time

The total test takes about 3 hours to complete, but you should plan for 3.5 hours, allowing 30 minutes for check in.

Test sections overview

Use the table below to view the breakdown of each TOEFL iBT test section.

Sections duration quetions Section details
Reading 54-72 minutes 30-40 questions Read 3/4 passages & answer questions
Listening 41-57 minutes 28-39 questions Listen to audio clips & answer questions
Break --- 10 minutes ---
Speaking 17 minutes 4 tasks Express your opinion on a familiar topic
Writing 50 minutes 2 tasks Write a structured and clear essay