|Section||Before||After 26 July 2023|
|Writing||Independent Writing Task||Replaced with ‘Writing for an Academic Discussion’ task, for which 10 minutes is allocated. No change to the integrated writing task.|
|Reading||30–40 questions based on 3 reading passages.|
Time allocation: 54–72 minutes
|20 questions based on 2 reading passages.|
Time allocation: 35 minutes
|Listening||28–39 questions based on 3-4 lecturers and 2-3 conversations.|
Time allocation: 41–57 minutes
|28 questions based on 3 lectures and 2 conversations.|
Time allocation: 36 minutes
|Speaking||No change||No change|
Changes in TOEFL iBT after July 26, 2023:
- The test will now take less than two hours to complete — previously three hours.
- It will now have a shortened Reading section with only two reading passages and 10 questions each. There will be no change to the content of the articles and the question styles.
- The listening section will be shortened to just 28 questions in total. There will be no change to the content and question styles.
- A new, more modern Writing task, called “Writing for an Academic Discussion,” will replace the current Independent Writing task.
- The speaking section will be exactly the same.
- There will be no break.
- There will be no unscored test questions anymore.
- Test takers can create an account and register for an available TOEFL iBT test date quicker and easier than ever before.
- Test takers will now be able to see their official score release date upon completion of the test, in addition to receiving real-time notification of changes to their score status.
|Section||No. of Questions||Estimated Timing|
|Speaking||4 Tasks||16 Minutes|
|Writing||2 Tasks||29 Minutes|
|Total Time||Under Two Hours|