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Structure of the TOEFL iBT


 

Section Description Testing


Time Questions Score Scale
Reading
3-5 passages from academic texts; approximately 700 words long;
12-14 questions per passage.
60-100 minutes
36-70 questions
0-30 score

Listening
4-6 lectures, some with classroom discussion;
each 3-5 minutes long;
6 questions each. 2-3 conversations;
each 3 minutes long; 5 questions each.
60-90 minutes
34-51 questions
0-30 score

Break - 10 minutes - -

Speaking
2 tasks to express an opinion on a familiar topic;
4 tasks to speak based on what is read and listened to.
20 minutes 6 tasks
0-4 points converted to 0-30 score scale

Writing
1 task to write based on what is read and listened to;
1 task to support an opinion on a topic.
50 minutes 2 tasks 0-5 points converted to 0-30 score scale

Total score - - - 0-120