The premier test of academic English communication

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TOEFL iBT Test Content

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

Test Structure

Watch this video to learn about the structure of the TOEFL iBT test and what to expect in each section.

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.

Section Time Limit Questions Tasks
Reading 54–72 minutes 30–40 questions Read passages and respond to questions
Listening 41–57 minutes 28–39 questions Answer questions about brief lectures or classroom discussions
Break 10 minutes
Speaking 17 minutes 4 tasks Talk about a familiar topic and discuss material you read and listened to
Writing 50 minutes 2 tasks Read a passage - listen to a recording - type your response

Learn more about each test section

Take a closer look at each section of the test.