Praxis General Science 5435

This page provides access to all the key info you need as a Praxis General Science: Content Knowledge (5435) test-taker, including 2024 exam dates, testing center locations, fees, registration info and prep resources.

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

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  • Scientific Methodology, Techniques, and History; Physical Science; Life Science; Earth and Space Science; Science, Technology, and Society
  • 135 selected-response questions
  • 2 hours and 30 minutes
  • Varies by state (scaled score)

Praxis General Science Overview

The Praxis General Science: Content Knowledge (5435) exam is a test required by many states for credential candidates planning to teach science at a high school level. It is a single, computer-delivered test that includes questions from five content domains.

The content categories are Scientific Methodology, Techniques, and History; Physical Science; Life Science; Earth and Space Science; and Science, Technology, and Society.

The test consists of selected-response questions only. Examinees will not need to use calculators. The periodic table of the elements is available as a Help screen, along with a table of information that presents various physical constants and several conversion factors among SI units.

Praxis General Science (5435) Testing Costs

2024 Praxis General Science Testing Costs*

Below is an overview of the 2024 Praxis General Science (5435) testing fees for computer-based testing.

Service Fees
Registration $130 test registration fee
Change to test center or date Additional $40 fee
Phone Registration Additional $35 fee
Additional score reports $50 per report


Praxis General Science (5435) Test Dates

2024 Praxis General Science Test Dates*

Computer-based testing for the Praxis General Science (5435) exam is available by appointment. Alternatively, online-proctored testing is offered remotely.

Praxis General Science Test Dates Results Release Dates
5/6/24 - 6/1/24 6/14/24
6/3/24 - 6/29/24 7/12/24
7/1/24 - 7/27/24 8/9/24
8/5/24 - 8/31/24 9/13/24


*This information is subject to change. All test-takers should visit the official Praxis website at to confirm fees, registration, and testing requirements before enrolling.

Not sure how you’ll perform on the exam? Start by viewing our free Praxis General Science Study Guide to get a concise overview of exactly what subject matter will appear on your exam. Then take our free, full-length Praxis General Science 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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