TOEIC® Listening & Reading Test

Test Day Information

This contains information about your test day. All test takers should read this carefully.

On Test Day

Your admission ticket contains the latest information on your test day.

11:45 - 12:30 Check-in
12:35 - 13:00 Test instructions, sound check
13:00 - 15:00 Test start - Test end
15:00 - 15:15 Collection of test books and answer sheets
15:15 (scheduled) Exit from test room
  • You may not take the test if you have not arrived at the check-in desk by 12:30.
  • There are no breaks after 12:30. You may not leave the room during the test.
  • After checking in and sitting at your desk, look at the Test Guide on your desk and start filling in side A of the answer sheet.
    Copies of the Examinee Guide in English(PDFファイル 2262KB), Chinese(PDFファイル 2512KB), and Korean(PDFファイル 2317KB) are available upon request at check-in.

What to Bring

Bring the following on the test day.

Admission ticket

For information on the scheduled arrival date of the admission ticket, or if your admission ticket has not arrived by the scheduled arrival date, see "Receiving Admission Ticket/Undelivered" for the necessary procedures.

Identification photograph

Prepare an identification photograph that meets the requirements, write your name and the registration number on the back, and attach it to the Identification Photograph area of your admission ticket.

  • Your identification photograph will be printed in black and white on your Official Score Certification.
A valid photo ID accepted by IIBC proving your identity

(One of the following showing your name in kanji, hiragana, katakana, or the Roman alphabet):
Passport, individual number card, driver's license issued in Japan, student ID issued in Japan, employee ID issued in Japan, basic resident register card, certificate of alien registration, resident's card, special permanent resident certificate

  • Photocopies of the above will not be accepted.
    • From April 2020, employee ID will not be accepted as a valid photo ID. Please note that you cannot take the test if you fail to bring both one identification photograph and a valid photo ID to the test center.
Writing implements

HB pencil or mechanical pencil, eraser


There will be no announcements of the time during the test.
You may not use anything other than a wristwatch as a timepiece. This means no mobile phones, desk clocks, stopwatches, or wearable devices.

  • Your admission ticket and photograph will be collected at the test center and will not be returned.
  • The most up-to-date information on your test date will be provided in your admission ticket.

General Notes on Taking the Test

Cautions and measures taken by the IIBC Test Operation Center in the event of non-compliance, can be found on the Points to Note page.

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