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NYSTCE Mathematics CST Practice Test Questions

About the Test

The New York State Teacher Certification Exam (NYSTCE) is a required test for teaching assistance, teaching, and school leadership. Candidates for the first initial teaching certificate must have passed the Educating All Students (EAS) exam, Academic LIteracy Skills Test (ALST), edTPA, and Content Specialty Tests (CSTs) in their area of certification.

Requirements for specific candidates are located here:

  • Fee: $149
  • Computer-based exam
  • 90 Selected response (multiple choice) account for 80% of exam and test content knowledge
  • 1 Constructed response (short answer) question worth 20%
  • The constructed response question tests pedagogical content knowledge and is scenario-based, for example,

Describe an instructional model to help a student reach a specific learning goal.
Describe an instructional intervention to address a learning difficulty

You are also required to provide the rationale for your answer.  If the constructed response portion is un-scorable, the test is un-scorable

  • The exam is 3 and a half hours (210 minute)

Suggested time for each section:

  • 150 Minutes – Selected response
  • 60 Minutes – Constructed response
  • The exam will have a 15 minute, preliminary Computer-Based Testing (CBT) tutorial
  • Test score range is 400- 600
  • Passing score is 520
  • You cannot combine the results of test sections across multiple tests
  • Exam locations can be found at: http://www.pearsonvue.com/
  • You must wait 60 days after taking the exam to take it again

What’s on the NYSTCE Math

Below  is an approximate break-down of the selected response content- competencies measured:

  • Number and quantity (8%)
  • Algebra (20%)
  • Functions (17%)
  • Calculus (10%)
  • Geometry and measurement (15%)
  • Statistics and probability (10%)

Test Day

  • If you arrive on the test date more than 15 minutes late, you will not be admitted or refunded.
  • Bring identification to the test day
  • ID must be printed in English and contain the name on the registration, photograph and signature
  • You must bring your own calculators
  • Accepted calculators include:

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)


  • Registration is available at the NYSTCE website
  • Tests are administered year-round
  • Credit, debit, or check card (Visa/MasterCard only)
  • You may have scores sent directly to your institution or certification program
  • It is recommended that you register at least 30 days before the test date
  • You will be emailed an authorization to allow you to register
  • Authorization is valid for 1 year
  • If you do not schedule a test or withdraw within one year, there will be no refund
  • Due to privacy laws, the test taker must register themselves
  • Rescheduling of test selection must take place 24 hours before the selected date
  • Refunds for withdrawn registration of CST or safety net CST are $110
  • $39 will not be refunded upon withdrawal

Accommodated testing may be provided upon request with proper documentation

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NYSTCE Math Skill Practice CST (004)

Practice Test Questions for the NYSTCE Mathematics CST (004)

NYSTCE Mathematics 6 - 12 Practice Test Questions Prepared by our Dedicated Team of Experts! Practice Test Questions for: Number and Quantity, Algebra, Functions, Calculus, Geometry and Measurement, Statistics and Probability


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Date Published: Monday, September 19th, 2016
Date Modified: Thursday, April 23rd, 2020