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CSET Math Test Dates

Instructor: Laura Melega
The California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) are administered to candidates for teacher certification in this state. Learn when you can take the CSET Math test and discover study resources available to help you pass the required exams.

Test Dates for the CSET Math Exam

Scheduling for the CSET Math exam is available on a rolling basis, with test dates available year round (except for Sundays and some holidays). The tests are offered at hundreds of locations throughout the state of California.

Students can schedule their CSET Math exam date, start time, and location by creating an online account on the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) website (www.ctcexams.nesinc.com).

Registration Fees

The CSET Math exam is made up of three subtests, and prospective teachers need to pass all three to receive their Single Subject Teaching Credential in this subject area.

The registration fee for each subtest is $99. If a student needs to modify their registration date, time, or location, there is no additional fee. Students who do not show up to their scheduled exam will not receive a refund. Students who miss the test due to an emergency can receive a voucher to apply to a future test date.

CSET Math Exam Format

The CSET math exam is only offered as a computer-based test. Details about the format of the test are found in the chart below:

Time AllottedNo. of multiple choice
questions (Topic)
No. of constructed
response questions (Topic)
Graphing calculator
allowed?
Passing score
Subtest I2 hrs. 30 min.*10 (Number & Quantity)
*25 (Algebra)
*1 (Number & Quantity)
*2 (Algebra)
No220
Subtest II2 hrs. 30 min.*25 (Geometry)
*10 (Probability & Statistics)
*2 (Geometry)
*1 (Probability & Statistics)
Yes220
Subtest III2 hrs.*30 (Calculus)*2 (Calculus)No220

Preparing for the Exam

Once students have selected a test date that fits into their schedule, Study.com offers engaging review materials to help them perform their best on exam day. The self-paced CSET Math courses can be completed on mobile devices, such as laptops, phones or tablets, making it easy to study while on-the-go.

  • The Subtest I course provides students with access to over 30 lessons on polynomial equations and inequalities, functions, linear algebra, and natural numbers.
  • The 50+ lessons included in the Subtest II course cover parallelism, geometry, probability, and statistics.
  • The Subtest III course includes more than 85 in-depth lessons on trigonometry, limits and continuity, derivatives, and integrals.

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