Test of English for International Communication

What does TOEIC stand for?

  • The Test of English for International Communication.

What level do I need to be?

  • The exam is a multi-level exam

What is on the exam?

  • The TOEIC bases its questions on real-world business scenarios. The business context is international and collaborative and so will cover a wide range of common situations including seminars, business trips, phone conversations and conference calls, etc.
  • The TOEIC is a two-hour multiple-choice exam consisting 200 questions. Half of the test evaluates listening comprehension while the remainder of the exam determines at student’s level of reading comprehension.
  • A candidate will receive independent marks for written and oral comprehension as well on a scale from 5 to 495 points.
  • The total score adds up to a scale from 10 to 990 points.

How will it help me?

  • The test is used by organisations to determine whether an employee is suitable for a particular task. If you work or want to work for a large organisation, particularly in Asia, then the TOEIC test will be useful to you.

How can I prepare for this exam?

  • Students can practise TOEIC tests and attend TOEIC preparation classes at our IH Chiang Mai centre.

For more information, visit the TOEIC homepage at homepage at

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