These changes were just announced by ETS about an hour ago, so stay tuned for more information. The changes will start in on August 1.


Each reading passage will have ten questions, instead of 12-14. The number of reading passages will remain the same (3-4). It will take just 52-74 minutes to finish the reading section (instead of 60-80).

There will be 3-4 lectures in the listening section (instead of 4-6). The number of conversations will not change. The number of questions will not change. It will take 41 to 57 minutes to finish the listening section (instead of 60-90 minutes).

There will be one independent (instead of two) and three integrated speaking questions (instead of three). It will take 17 minutes to finish the speaking section. I don’t know which questions will be eliminated.

The whole test will take just 3 hours instead of 3.5 hours.

This was all just announced, and this is all I know for now.

For more information, check out ETS:

Will report more as I learn it.

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