Format and Scoring

Test Format and Scoring

In the TOEFL IBT exam, students' speaking skills, listening skills, reading skills and writing skills are measured.

Each section (Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing) are given a score between 0 and 30. The final score is a combination of all these sections and the total score will be between 0 and 120.

The test takes approximately 2 hours to complete.


'' TOEFL MY BEST SCORES '' will give the best score from each individual section over the last 2 years.

For Example:

TOEFL 1 - 22.04.2019 R: 24 L: 21 S: 18 W: 16

TOEFL 2 - 14.08.2020 R: 25 L: 20 S: 21 W: 18

TOEFL 3 - 07.07.2019 R: 27 L: 19 Q: 19 W: 20

TOEFL MY BEST SCORE: R: 27 L: 21 S: 21 W: 20

The highest scores you have received in the last 2 years will be your score. TOEFL MY BEST SCORES are only accepted at certain institutions.

Section Time Amount of questions Material
Reading 35 min. 20 3 -4 readings on academic material
Listening 36 min. 28 A combination of lectures and conversation with questions based on the audio
Break 10 min. - -
Speaking 16 min. 4 4 questions (1 independent; 3 based on a previous listening and/or reading)
Writing 29 min. 2 2 Tasks (Integrated ve Academic compositions)

Reading and Listening sections are evaluated by the computer. The reading section consists of reading paragraphs from academic papers and answering relevant questions.

The listening section consists of any lesson, a debate or conversation in the classroom and answering the questions related to them.

Each of the 4 sections in the Speaking Section is evaluated over 4 and its total is translated into its equivalent in the 0-30 range.

The writing section consists of an integrated and academic discussion compositions. It is evaluated between 0-5 in 2 sections and its sum is converted to its equivalent 0-30 range. In the writing section, items such as developing ideas, organization of the composition, grammar, vocabulary, and completely answering the question are evaluated. Answers in the speaking and writing section are scored by ETS's certified exam evaluation experts.

Each section is evaluated between 0 and 30.







High (22–30)
Intermediate (15–21)
Low (0–14)



High (22–30)
Intermediate (15–21)
Low (0–14)


0–30 score scale

Good (26–30)
Fair (18–25)
Limited (10–17)
Weak (0–9)

0–30 score scale

Good (24–30)
Fair (17–23)
Limited (1–16)

Total Score


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