CSET: Multiple Subjects

At its June 13–14, 2013 meeting, the Commission on Teacher Credentialing adopted revised Subject Matter Requirements (SMRs) for CSET: Multiple Subjects to ensure alignment with the California Common Core State Standards. Updated preparation materials for this examination, including the revised Subject Matter Requirements, sample questions, and practice test, will be available on July 30, 2014. Administration of the updated examination will begin on August 11, 2014.

CSET: Multiple Subjects consists of 3 subtests:

  • Subtest I (test code 101)
  • Subtest II (test code 102)
  • Subtest III (test code 103)

You may register to take any one subtest or all three subtests in a single test session.

Computer-based test (CBT) only:
  • Subtest I: 52 multiple-choice questions and 4 constructed-response questions
  • Subtest II: 52 multiple-choice questions and 4 constructed-response questions
  • Subtest III: 39 multiple-choice questions and 3 constructed-response questions
By appointment year-round, Monday through Saturday (excluding some holidays). Check appointment availability link opens in a new window.
Session Length
Subtests I & II: 3 hours per subtest
Subtest III: 2 hours and 15 minutes
All 3 subtests in a single session: 5 hours
Learn more about how the subtests are administered in a single session .
15 additional minutes is provided to complete a nondisclosure agreement and tutorial.
$99 per subtest taken separately
$247 for all subtests taken together
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Passing Score
220 per subtest
Test Results
Test results are available within 4 weeks of testing.
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Policies and Rules
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Reference Materials

Subtest II includes one or more assignments that allow you to handwrite and draw responses. See scanning instructions links to a PDF doc and the hand-draw tutorial video link opens in a new window for information on how to use a response sheet for handwritten responses. (The instructions will be available during testing.)

An on-screen calculator is provided for Subtest II. See Computer-Based Testing Tutorials for more information about the on-screen calculator.


Tests may include questions that are evaluated for future administrations and do not affect a candidate's score.

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