FTCE General Knowledge

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

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

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  • Mathematics (Test Code 828); Reading (827); English Language Skills (826); Essay (825)
  • 35 selected-responses for Mathematics; 30 selected-responses for Reading; 30 selected responses for English Language Skills; one essay for the Essay subtest
  • 1 hour and 40 minutes for Mathematics; 55 minutes for Reading; 40 minutes for English Language Skills; 50 minutes for Essay
  • 200 per subtest for Mathematics, Reading and English Language Skills (scaled score); 8 out of 12 points for Essay

FTCE General Knowledge Overview

The FTCE General Knowledge Test is a basic skills exam with subtests covering Mathematics, Reading, English Language Skills and an Essay. The Mathematics, Reading, and English Language Skills sections are comprised entirely of multiple-choice questions. For the Essay subtest candidates need to write one essay on a topic presented.

Mathematics covers Number Sense, Concepts, and Operations; Geometry and Measurement; Algebraic Thinking and the Coordinate Plane; and Probability, Statistics and Data Interpretation.

Reading covers Key Ideas and Details; Craft and Structure; and Integration of Information and Ideas.

English Language Skills covers Language Structure; Vocabulary Application; and Standard English Conventions.

An on-screen four-function calculator is provided.

FTCE General Knowledge Testing Costs

2024 FTCE General Knowledge Testing Costs*

Below is an overview of the 2024 FTCE General Knowledge testing fees for computer-based testing.

Service Fees
One subtest $32.50
Two subtests $65
Three subtests $97.50
Four subtests $130


FTCE General Knowledge Test Dates

2024 FTCE General Knowledge Test Dates*

Computer-based testing for the FTCE General Knowledge exam is available year-round based on the availability of the testing location.

FTCE General Knowledge - Multiple Choice  Results Release Dates
2/19/24 – 2/25/24 3/4/24
2/26/24 – 3/3/24 3/11/24
3/4/24 – 3/10/24 3/18/24
3/11/24 – 3/17/24 3/25/24
3/18/24 – 3/24/24 4/1/24
3/25/24 – 3/31/24 4/8/24
4/1/24 – 4/7/24 4/15/24
4/8/24 – 4/14/24 4/22/24
4/15/24 – 4/21/24 4/29/24
4/22/24 – 4/28/24 5/6/24
4/29/24 – 5/5/24 5/13/24


FTCE General Knowledge - Essay  Results Release Dates
2/5/24 – 2/18/24 3/4/24
2/19/24 – 3/3/24 3/18/24
3/4/24 – 3/17/24 4/1/24
3/18/24 – 3/31/24 4/15/24
4/1/24 – 4/14/24 4/29/24
4/15/24 – 4/28/24 5/13/24
4/29/24 – 5/12/24 5/24/24


*This information is subject to change. All test-takers should visit the official FTCE website at http://www.fl.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 FTCE General Knowledge Study Guide to get a concise overview of exactly what subject matter will appear on your exam. Then take our free, full-length FTCE General Knowledge 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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