The California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) Mathematics

A set of criterion-based tests commissioned by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). They coincide with the most current California k-12 Student Academic Content Standards


$99 Per sub-test – There are 3 sub-tests

About the Math SubTest

  • This is a Computer-based test – tips for taking a computer based test
  • 15 Minute period for a nondisclosure agreement and tutorial
  • 35 Selected response per sub-test
  • 3 Constructed response per sub-test
  • Each Sub-test is 2 1/2 hours
  • Passing score is 220 per sub-test
  • You cannot combine the scores of sections between exam administrations

Exam location

Search for testing centers, and schedule a date here


Accommodations may be provided upon request

If you request accommodations, do so well in advance of your desired test date

Don’t schedule a test before your accommodations are confirmed

On Test Day

If you arrive more than 15 minutes late to an examination, you will not be admitted.

If you suffer emergency circumstances, you may request a fee voucher to register for another examination

Evidence must be submitted within 30 calendar days of the missed examination

Bring an ID with both your photo and signature on it

Accepted calculators

You must bring your own calculator – permitted calculators are: Texas Instruments TI-73, TI-83, TI-83 Plus, TI-83 Plus Silver Edition, TI-84, TI-84 Plus, TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition, TI-84 Plus Silver Edition, TI-Nspire Handheld with the TI-84 Plus Keypad (Keypad may not be removed).  Note this list is subject to change – please confirm your calculator is permitted!

Subtest I

Number and quantity

10 Selected subject questions

1 Constructed response question


25 Selected response questions

2 Constructed response questions


Exponents – 8 questions
Basic Math – 10 questions
Basic Math 2 – 10 questions
Word Problems Tutorial
Percent – 18 questions
Fractions, Percent and Decimals – 14 questions
Scientific Notation – Complete Tutorial and 6 questions
Order of Operation – 6 questions


Quadratics – 5 questions
Linear Equations with 1 variable – 5 questions
Linear Equations with 2 variables – 5 questions

Subtest II


25 Selected response questions

2 Constructed response questions

Probability and statistics

10 Selected subject questions

1 Constructed response question


CSET Math practice questions, easy-to-read tutorials explaining everything in plain language, exam tips and tricks, math shortcuts, and multiple choice strategies! Everything you need, compiled by a dedicated team of experts with everything you need all in one place!

Here is what the CSET Math Workbook can do for you:

  • Learn then practice your math skills! Practice test questions are the best way to prepare for an exam and this is the book that you need to fully prepare for the CSET math test.
  • Practice Tests familiarize you with the exam format and types of questions, giving you more confidence when you take the exam.
  • Practice tests are a critical self-assessment tool that reveals your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Practice tests allow you to practice your exam time management – a critical exam-writing skill that can easily improve your grade substantially.
  • Practice tests reduce Test Anxiety, one of the main reasons for low marks on an exam. Hundreds of questions with detailed solutions and explanations to improve your understand of the basic concepts behind the questions.
  • Learn powerful multiple choice strategies designed by exam experts! Includes tips and multiple choice strategies to increase your score you won’t find anywhere else!

Practice Really Does Make Perfect!

The more questions you see, the more likely you are to pass the test. And between our study guide and practice tests, you’ll have over 200 practice questions that cover every category.

Our practice test questions have been developed by our dedicated team of experts. All the material in the study guide, including every practice question, are designed to engage your critical thinking skills needed to pass the test!

Heard it all before?

Maybe you have heard this kind of thing before, and don’t feel you need it. Maybe you are not sure if you are going to buy this book.

Remember though, it only a few percentage points divide the PASS from the FAIL students!

Even if our test tips increase your score by a few percentage points, isn’t that worth it?

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CSET Math Skill Practice

CSET® Mathematics Practice Test Questions Prepared by our Dedicated Team of Experts!

Test Prep and Practice Test Questions for: Numbers and Quantity, Algebra, Geometry, Probability and Statistics and Calculus


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Date Published: Monday, May 8th, 2017
Date Modified: Thursday, May 7th, 2020