CSET Multiple Subjects

This page provides access to all the key info you need as a CSET Multiple Subjects test-taker, including 2024 exam dates, testing center locations, fees, registration info and prep resources.

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

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  • Reading, Language, Literature, History, Social Science (Test Code 101)
  • Science, Mathematics (Test Code 214)
  • Physical Education, Human Development, Visual and Performing Arts (Test Code 225)
  • 52 multiple-choice and 4 constructed-responses each for Subtests 1 and 2; 39 multiple-choice and 3 constructed-responses for Subtest 3
  • 5 hours if all subtests are taken together; if taken separately, 3 hours each for Subtests 1 and 2, and 2 hours 15 minutes for Subtest 3
  • 220 per subtest (scaled score)

CSET Multiple Subjects Overview

California educators planning to teach elementary school or special education typically must pass the CSET Multiple Subjects exam, which consists of three subtests (101, 214, 103). Each CSET Multiple Subjects subtest may be taken and passed separately.

Subtest 1 covers Language and Linguistics; Non-Written and Written Communication; Reading Comprehension and Analysis; World History; US History; and California History.

Subtest 2 covers Number Sense; Algebra and Functions; Measurement and Geometry; Statistics, Data Analysis and Probability; Physical Sciences; Life Sciences; and Earth and Space Sciences.

Subtest 3 covers Dance; Music; Theater; Visual Art; Movement Skills and Movement Knowledge; Self-Image and Personal Development; Social Development; Cognitive Development from Birth Through Adolescence; Social and Physical Development from Birth Through Adolescence; and Influences on Development from Birth Through Adolescence.

All subtests consist of both multiple-choice and constructed-response questions.

CSET Multiple Subjects Testing Costs

2024 CSET Multiple Subjects Testing Costs*

Below is an overview of the 2024 CSET Multiple Subjects testing fees for computer-based testing.

Service Fees
Registration for Subtest 1 (101) $99 test registration fee
Registration for Subtest 2 (214) $99 test registration fee
Registration for Subtest 3 (103/225) $99 test registration fee
Registration for Combined Test (Subtests 1, 2 and 3) $247 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 Multiple Subjects Test Dates

2024 CSET Multiple Subjects Test Dates*

Computer-based testing for the CSET Multiple Subjects 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. Alternatively, online-proctored testing is offered remotely for Subtests 1 & 3 and is available by appointment during one-week testing windows each month.

CSET Multiple Subjects Test Dates - Computer-Based Results Release Date
5/6/24 - 5/19/24 6/7/24
5/20/24 - 6/2/24 6/21/24
6/3/24 - 6/16/24 7/5/24
6/17/24 - 6/30/24 7/19/24
7/1/24 - 7/14/24 8/2/24
7/15/24 - 7/28/24 8/16/24
7/29/24 - 8/11/24 8/30/24
8/12/24 - 8/25/24 9/13/24
8/26/24 - 9/8/24 9/27/24
9/9/24 - 9/22/24 10/11/24
9/23/24 - 10/6/24 10/25/24
10/7/24 - 10/20/24 11/8/24
10/21/24 - 11/3/24 11/22/24
11/4/24 - 11/17/24 12/6/24
11/18/24 - 12/1/24 12/20/24
12/2/24 - 12/15/24 1/3/25
12/16/24 - 12/29/24 1/17/25
12/30/24 - 1/12/25 1/31/25
1/13/25 - 1/26/25 2/14/25
1/27/25 - 2/9/25 2/28/25
2/10/25 - 2/23/25 3/14/25
2/24/25 - 3/9/25 3/28/25
3/10/25 - 3/23/25 4/11/25
3/24/25 - 4/6/25 4/25/25
4/7/25 - 4/20/25 5/9/25
4/21/25 - 5/4/25 5/23/25
5/5/25 - 5/18/25 6/6/25
5/19/25 - 6/1/25 6/20/25
6/2/25 - 6/15/25 7/7/25
6/16/25 - 6/29/25 7/18/25
6/30/25 - 7/13/25 8/1/25
7/14/25 - 7/27/25 8/15/25
7/28/25 - 8/10/25 8/29/25
8/11/25 - 8/24/25 9/12/25
8/25/25 - 9/7/25 9/26/25
9/8/25 - 9/21/25 10/10/25
9/22/25 - 10/5/25 10/24/25
10/6/25 - 10/19/25 11/7/25
10/2025 - 11/2/25 11/21/25

 

CSET Multiple Subjects Test Dates - Online Proctored Results Release Date
Week of May 27, 2024 June 21, 2024
Week of June 24, 2024 July 19, 2024
Week of July 22, 2024 August 16, 2024
Week of August 19, 2024 September 13, 2024
Week of September 16, 2024 October 11, 2024
Week of October 14, 2024 November 8, 2024
Week of November 11, 2024 December 6, 2024
Week of December 9, 2024 January 3, 2025
Week of January 6, 2025 January 31, 2025
Week of February 3, 2025 February 28, 2025
Week of March 3, 2025 March 28, 2025
Week of March 31, 2025 April 25, 2025
Week of April 28, 2025 May 23, 2025
Week of May 26, 2025 June 20, 2025
Week of June 23, 2025 July 18, 2025
Week of July 21, 2025 August 15, 2025

*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 Multiple Subjects Study Guide to get a concise overview of exactly what subject matter will appear on your exam. Then take our free, full-length CSET Multiple Subjects Practice Test with diagnostics to see your overall likelihood of passing and identify any areas where you may need to improve.

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