What is a good score in the TOEIC® Test?

What is a good TOEIC score ?

A TOEIC® score ranges between 10 and 990. But how should you interpret your result?

Is your mark inadequate, average, good or excellent?

Your TOEIC® score

Every candidate taking the TOEIC® receives a certificate showing the exam date and the mark achieved. The certificate also specifies the scores obtained by the candidate on the listening and reading sections (each of which range between 5 and 495). The overall score is the sum of the marks of the two exam sections.

How do I interpret my TOEIC® score?

There are no international norms to interpret TOEIC® scores. It is essential to ask the school, company or organisation requiring you to take the TOEIC the mark you need to achieve.

  • In some universities, students require a minimum score of 750 to qualify for an exchange in an English-speaking country.
  • Certain companies require an 800 or 850 on the TOEIC® taken less than 2 years before for the candidate to qualify for an international position.

However, ETS, the organisation managing the TOEIC®, offers a correlation between TOEIC® scores and the grades of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), comprised between A1 and C2: