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The TOEFL Internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT)
TOEFL iBT is offered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) of the United States. The Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) is appointed by the ETS to hold TOEFL iBT in Hong Kong.

Starting July 26, 2023, the TOEFL iBT test will take just under 2 hours to complete. Test takers will also see several new enhancements:

  • streamlined instructions and navigation
  • a shortened Reading section with only two reading passages and 10 questions each
  • a more concise and modern Writing for an Academic Discussion task which replaces the current Independent Writing task
  • removal of all unscored test questions

TOEFL iBT Test Structure
for tests starting July 26, 2023
Section Questions Time Limit Tasks
Reading 20 questions 35 minutes Read 2 passages and respond to questions.
Listening 28 questions 36 minutes Answer questions about brief lectures or classroom discussions.
Speaking 4 tasks 16 minutes Talk about a familiar topic and discuss material you read and heard.
Writing 2 tasks 29 minutes Read a passage, listen to a recording and type your response. (19 minutes)
State and support an opinion in an online classroom discussion. (10 minutes)
Total Time Under 2 hours



Testing Appointment Scheduling
Online Registration using a credit card
The easiest way to register is via online registration at the TOEFL Website. Test dates and a list of test centers can be found at the TOEFL Website which is being updated as frequently as necessary, and so be sure to check the TOEFL iBT online registration system for the most up-to-date information. New users registering online will be required to establish an online profile with user names and passwords. Please return your online profile and print out your registration confirmation right before the test day.

Telephone Registration using a credit card
To schedule an appointment by phone, please contact the Prometric Regional Registration Centre (RRC)

After registration, you will be given a registration number. Be sure to write it down and bring this number to the test center on the test day. You will also be given a test date, reporting time and test center address. Please refer the Registration Form in the TOEFL iBT Bulletin for the information you will be asked for when you call.

Mail-In Registration
You can register by mail by completing the Registration Form in the TOEFL iBT Bulletin (the form is also downloadable from the TOEFL Website) and mailing it to RRC. You are required to fill in all the information on the Form and include credit card information. The registration form must be received at least 4 weeks before the earliest test date choice.

Before registration, please read the updated TOEFL iBT Information Bulletin.

If you are test takers from mainland China and interested in taking TOEFL iBT® Home Edition, please click here.




Test Dates and Registration Deadlines

Regular online or phone registration closes 7 days before the test date.

Late online registration closes 2 days before the test date. For example, if the test date you want is on a Saturday, the last day you can register is Thursday.

Late phone registration closes at 5pm, local test center time, on the day before your test appointment. If you register after the regular 7-day deadline, you’ll pay a late fee.

If you are registering by mail, your registration form must be received at least four weeks before your earliest test date choice.

Test dates can be found at the TOEFL Website.



Identification Document Requirement
Test takers must present a valid Identification Document (ID) when taking the TOEFL iBT test at test center. Please refer to the following ETS’ website for the most up-to-date information:



TOEFL Services (US)
Tel: 1-609-771-7100
Fax: 1-610-290-8972
Address: TOEFL Services
Educational Testing Service
PO Box 6151
Princeton, NJ 08541-6151


Prometric - Regional Registration Centre (RRC)
Tel: 1-609-843-0399 or 800-968-090 (toll free)
Fax: 1-610-290-8972
Regular Mail: TOEFL Services
Educational Testing Service
PO Box 6151
Princeton, NJ 08541-6151
Courier: TOEFL Services
1425 Lower Ferry Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628,

* Customer service hours for RRC are Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.– 5 p.m. Hong Kong Time. Phones are busiest between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Hong Kong Time and all-day Monday.




General Typhoon / Bad Weather Arrangements

As cancellation and/or postponement of an examination is a very serious matter, any decision to do so by the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) will be made only when it is absolutely necessary. If weather conditions are at all doubtful (such as the possible hoisting of a Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above or the issue of the Rainstorm Red or Black Warning), candidates should pay attention to the radio or television broadcast, or view the HKEAA website for examination schedules right up to the time they leave for the examination centre. Candidates should note that:

(a) under normal circumstances, the HKEAA announcement of the postponement/cancellation of an examination will be made approximately two hours before the commencement of the examination;

(b) the announcement of closure of schools due to a tropical cyclone/the issue of the Rainstorm Red or Black Warning does not necessarily imply any postponement/cancellation of an examination scheduled to be held on that day;

(c) unless an announcement has been made by the HKEAA that examinations/public examinations/ international and professional examinations held by the HKEAA are postponed/cancelled due to bad weather conditions, candidates must assume that their examinations will be conducted as originally scheduled;

(d) once an examination has started, it will continue for the full allotted time unless physical conditions in the examination centre are considered to be dangerous by the Centre Supervisor.