CBT: Frequently Asked Questions
Here you may familiarize yourself with the frequently asked questions about the Computer-based test. Find useful advice for TOEFL applicants.
CBT: Frequently Asked Questions

 What is the test like?
The test includes four sections, plus computer tutorials and a break. This takes between 3.5 and 4 four hours to complete everything.

cbt_faqSection Time Limit No. of Questions
Tutorials 30 minutes¬ —
Listening 40-60 minutes 30-50
Structure 15-20 minutes 20-25
Break 5 minutes —
Reading 70-90 minutes 44-55
Writing 30 minutes 1 topic

• What am I tested on in each section?

 Listening measures the ability to understand English as it is spoken in North America.
 Structure measures the ability to recognize language that is appropriate for standard written English.
 Reading measures the ability to understand short passages similar in topic and style to academic texts used in colleges and universities.
 Writing measures the ability to write in English on an assigned topic.

• Are all the questions multiple choice?

Most of the questions are multiple choice. But, several new types of questions may require

 selecting a visual or part of a visual
 answering questions with more than one response.

Test Preparation
How can I prepare?

 Free Test Prep - ETS provides official test preparation materials for free to anyone who registers for the TOEFL exam worldwide.

 Priced Test Prep – ETS also offers additional test preparation materials for set prices.

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