The Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC®) is a multiple-choice test for people whose native language is not English.
The TOEIC® is the only test, which is recognized worldwide - from universities to companies of the private and public sector, as proof of
knowledge certification. In Greece, the TOEIC is recognized both by the private sector as well as ASEP (the Supreme Council for Civil
Personnel Selection) and by the Greek government. Candidates are allowed to sit for the exam once every 30 days.
The Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection (ASEP) recognizes the following TOEIC levels only: basic (405-500),
lower (505-780) and advanced (785-900).
It may be used to:
- Determine the level of English competence required for specific jobs.
- Selection of new staff.
- Identify candidates for promotion.
- Award bonuses for linguistic competence.
- Certify your English skills and enhance your employment profile.
- Show a valuable credential for professionals.
- Offer an internationally-accepted standard of performance.
What is the format and duration of the test?
TOEIC is a two-hour multiple-choice test, comprising of 200 questions, divided in two parts.
- 100 listening comprehension questions, administered by CD cassette.
- 100 reading comprehension questions.
From what context are the TOEIC test questions taken?
Here are some examples of the settings and situations you may find in the test questions:
- Corporate Development: research, product development
- Dining out: business and informal lunches, banquets, receptions, restaurant reservations
- Entertainment: cinema, theatre, music, art, exhibitions, museums, media
- Finance and Budgeting: banking, investments, taxes, accounting, billing
- General Business: contracts
- Health: medical insurance, visiting doctors, dentists, clinics, hospitals
- Housing/Corporate Property: construction, specifications, buying and renting, electric and gas services
- Manufacturing: assembly lines, plant management, quality control
- Offices: board meetings, committees, letters, memoranda, telephone, fax and e-mail messages, office equipment and furniture, office procedures
- Personnel: recruiting, hiring, retiring, salaries, promotions, job applications, job advertisements, pensions, awards
- Purchasing: shopping, ordering supplies, shipping, invoices
- Technical Areas: electronics, technology, computers, laboratories and related equipment, technical specifications
- Travel: trains, airplanes, taxis, buses, ships, ferries, tickets, schedules, stations and airport announcement, car rentals, hotels, reservations, delays and cancellations