The TOEFL paper-based test (PBT)

If the TOEFL iBT is available in your country you need to take that instead. The Paper-based test has the following format:


Time Limit

No. of Questions

Listening Comprehension

30-40 minutes


Structure and Written Expression

Free practice tests

25 minutes


Reading Comprehension

55 minutes


Writing (Test of Written English)

30 minutes

1 topic

Where do I take the test?

At a test center in your country. The test is organised by the Educational Testing Service. You can register for the TOEFL® iBT online.
Click here to register

How much does the TOEFL test cost to take?

The paper-based TOEFL costs $160.

What materials do I need?

You can buy TOEFL materials here