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Are you about to take the CSET: Multiple Subjects? If so, you definitely need to read this.
The Multiple Subjects is a big test that covers a lot of material. There are some basics you’ll need to know before you sit for the exam. You need to know how many questions are on the Multiple Subjects and what kind of questions there are. You’ll also want to know whether there are essays, or CRQs, on the exam, and what the best resources are to help you prepare for the Multiple Subjects.
Are you ready to get started? Let’s go!
The CSET: Multiple Subjects is made up of three subtests. Subtest I covers reading and social studies in 52 multiple-choice questions and four constructed-response questions (CRQs). Subtest II covers math and science in 52 multiple-choice questions and four CRQs. Subtest III covers fine arts, health, fitness, and human development in 39 multiple-choice questions and three CRQs.
The questions in each subtest are divided equally between the subtest’s subjects:
On the CSET: Multiple Subjects you will encounter multiple-choice questions and CRQs. The multiple-choice questions will each have one correct answer. The constructed-response questions require a short answer to be typed or handwritten. On Subtest II, at least one CRQ will require a handwritten or drawn response that is scanned and uploaded.
There are 11 essay questions on the CSET: Multiple Subjects. Most of them require a short typed answer, but one will require a drawing or handwritten response. You will be given special paper to write the answer on and then it will be scanned and uploaded at the test center.
For specific support and information on constructed-response questions, 240 Tutoring has a great CRQ resource.
The best resources to prepare for the CSET: Multiple Subjects are from 240 Tutoring and directly from the CTC Website. On the CTC website, Pearson, the company that writes the exams, provides very helpful information to familiarize yourself with the format of the test. 240 Tutoring provides a free Ultimate Guide that has great diagnostic tests for each subtest and information to guide your studying. Looking for more of the best preparation support? Check out the full CSET: Multiple Subjects study guides offered by 240 Tutoring.