The Test of English for Internation Commerce is the business equivalent of the better known TOEFL. It is a placement test, desigend to identify the candidate’s level. It therefore include both very easy and very difficult questions.
Today the TOEIC is used mostly by businesses who want to assess their employees English. All students in France are required to sit for a TOEIC in order to graduate. A variety of institutions, including the UKBA, recognise TOEIC results (see Is the TOEIC approved by the UKBA?)
The UKBA, for spouse visa applications, requires a Listening score and a Speaking Score.
The first is given by the TOEIC Listening & Reading Test, the second is given by the TOEIC Speaking & Writing Test.
Paper based Multiple Choice Questionnaire
Listening, 100 questions, 495 points max, 45 minutes
Reading, 100 questions, 495 points max, 75 minutes
Total test time: 2 hours
more information:TOEIC Listening & Reading Examinee’s Handbook
Speaking, 11 questions, 200 points max, 30 minutes
The candidate records their answer in a microphone.
Writing, 8 questions, 200 points max, 60 minutes
Total test time: 1.5 hours
More information:TOEIC Speaking& Writing Examinee’s Handbook
Yes. Here is the official document, p10.
Make sure that when you register, you provide us with the first name, family name and Identity card number as you wish them to appear on the Score Reports.
Be sure to bring the orginal Score Reports to the UKBA as photocopies legalised or not are not accepted.
Certificates look nicer than score reports, are more expensive and are NOT recognised by the UKBA
According to the ‘The UK Border Agengy’
Listening 60/500, Speaking 50/200
Reading and Writing results not necessary
Listening 110/500, Reading 115/500
Speaking 90/200, Writing 70/200
Listening 275/500, Reading 275/500
Speaking 120/200, Writing 120/200
source ( p10). Other institutions may set slightly different equivalence