|Type||Internet-based or paper-based standardized test.|
|Developer / administrator||Educational Testing Service|
|Knowledge / skills tested||Reading, listening, speaking and writing of the English language.|
|Purpose||Testing the English language proficiency of non-native English speakers for academic and other purposes.|
|Duration||Internet-based test (iBT): 3 hours 10 minutes to 4 hours 20 minutes (excluding 10-minute break in-between).
Paper-based test (PBT): 2 hours 20 minutes to 2 hours 30 minutes.
|Score / grade range||iBT:
0 to 30 (in 1 point increments) on each of the 4 sections. So total of 0 to 120.
Listening: 31 to 68, Structure: 31 to 69, Reading: 31 to 67. Total of 310 to 677. Writing (separate): 0 to 6. (All in 1 point increments.)
|Score / grade validity||2 years|
|Offered||iBT: More than 50 times a year.|
|Restrictions on attempts||iBT: Can be taken only once in any 12-day period.|
|Countries / regions||4500 test centers in 165 countries.|
|Annual no. of test takers||(?)|
|Prerequisites / eligibility criteria||No official prerequisite. Intended for non-native English speakers.|
|Fee||iBT: US$ 160 to US$ 250, depending on the country.
PBT: US$ 160.
|Scores / grades used by||Over 9000 universities, agencies and other institutions in over 130 countries.|