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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.


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Test Structure

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

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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


54–72 minutes

30–40 questions

Read passages and respond to questions


41–57 minutes

28–39 questions

Answer questions about brief lectures or classroom discussions


10 minutes


17 minutes

4 tasks

Talk about a familiar topic and discuss material you read and listened to


50 minutes

2 tasks

Read a passage, listen to a recording, type your response

Learn more about each test section

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