CUNY Practice Test Questions

The CIty University of New York (CUNY) test has 3 sections, Mathematics, Reading and and Essay

Reading Comprehension

Reading Comprehension on standardized tests usually include:

  • Drawing logical conclusions
  • Identify the author’s intent to persuade, inform, or entertain.
  • Make predictions
  • Analyze and evaluate the use of text structure to solve problems or identify sequences
  • Identify the characteristics of a passage types (narrative, expository, technical, persuasive).
  • Give the definition of a word from context
  • Find specific information from a different types of communication (memo, posted notice etc.)

How to Write and Essay

The Essay component is 90-minutes.  You are asked to respond to a reading passage you will see for the first time


The CUNY has 2 math components – Basic Math and College Level Math

Math Practice

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Date Published: Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
Date Modified: Tuesday, April 14th, 2020