CSET Mathematics

This page provides access to all the key info you need as a CSET Mathematics test-taker, including 2023 exam dates, testing center locations, fees, registration info, and prep resources.

You can also view our free CSET Mathematics Study Guides for a concise, bullet-pointed listing of exactly which topics appear on your exam. Then take our free CSET Mathematics Practice Tests to see your current likelihood of passing and a breakdown of your individual strengths and weaknesses.

When you’re ready to sign up for the exam, please visit the official CSET testing service website at www.ctcexams.nesinc.com.

  • Number and Quantity; Algebra (Test Code 211)
  • Geometry; Probability and Statistics (Test Code 212)
  • Calculus (Test Code 213)
  • 35 multiple-choice and 3 constructed-responses each for Subtests 1 and 2; 30 multiple-choice and 2 constructed-responses for Subtest 3
  • 2 hours and 30 minutes each for Subtests 1 and 2; 2 hours for Subtest 3
  • 220 per subtest (scaled score)

CSET Mathematics Overview

California educators planning to teach mathematics at the secondary school level typically must pass the CSET Mathematics exam. CSET Mathematics consists of three subtests. Each CSET Mathematics subtest may be taken and passed separately.

Subtest 1 covers Number and Quantity, and Algebra.

Subtest 2 covers Geometry, and Probability and Statistics.

Subtest 3 covers Calculus.

All subtests consist of both multiple-choice and constructed-response questions. A graphing calculator will be allowed for Subtest 2 only. Examinees must bring an approved graphing calculator to the test administration.

CSET Mathematics Testing Costs

2023 CSET Mathematics Testing Costs*

Below is an overview of the 2023 CSET Mathematics testing fees for computer-based testing.

Service Fees
Registration for Subtest 1 (211) $99 test registration fee
Registration for Subtest 2 (212) $99 test registration fee
Registration for Subtest 3 (213) $99 test registration fee
Change of registration No fee
Additional copy of test results  $10 per copy
Score verification for constructed-response (CR) section $50 per subtest
Fee to clear an account $20

 

CSET Mathematics Test Dates

2023 CSET Mathematics Test Dates*

Computer-based testing for the CSET Mathematics exam is available year-round by appointment, Monday through Saturday (excluding some holidays), on a first-come, first-served basis during the testing windows listed below.

CSET Mathematics Test Dates Results Release Date
12/19/22 - 1/15/23 2/3/23
1/16/23 - 2/12/23 3/3/23
2/13/23 - 3/12/23 3/31/23
3/13/23 - 4/9/23 4/28/23
4/10/23 - 5/7/23 5/26/23
5/8/23 - 6/4/23 6/23/23
6/5/23 - 7/2/23 7/21/23
7/3/23 - 7/30/23 8/18/23
7/31/23 - 8/27/23 9/15/23
8/28/23 - 9/24/23 10/13/23
9/25/23 - 10/22/23 11/10/23
10/23/23 - 11/19/23 12/8/23

 

*This information is subject to change. All test-takers should visit the official CSET website at https://www.ctcexams.nesinc.com to confirm fees, registration, and testing requirements before enrolling.

Not sure how you’ll perform on the exam? Start by viewing our free CSET Mathematics Study Guide to get a concise overview of exactly what subject matter will appear on your exam. Then take our free, full-length CSET Mathematics Practice Test with diagnostics to see your overall likelihood of passing and identify any areas in which you may need to improve.

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