# Testing - CBEST & CSET

**1) California Basic Skills Requirement **

**Important Testing Information pertaining to COVID-19 (coronavirus)**

There are two ways to satisfy the California Basic Skills Requirement: by submitting scores from SAT or AP exams (details **here**)** OR **by passing and submitting scores for the **CBEST**.

CBEST Practice/Study Resources **here!**

**Check appointment availability.**

**Paper-Based Testing**

May 1, 2021

**Review registration deadlines**

**2) Subject Matter Competency **

**Cal Teach UCSC does not recommend taking all subtests in one sitting.*

**MATHEMATICS CSETS**

***NOTE: If you are a Math Education major, you have the opportunity to take specific courses to earn a CSET Subject Matter Waiver. Learn more here!**

**Test structure for all 3 subtests**

$99 for each subtest

You may register to take any one subtest in a single test session.

Subtest I (211): 35 multiple-choice questions and 3 constructed-response questions

Subtest II (212): 35 multiple-choice questions and 3 constructed-response questions

Subtest III (213): 30 multiple-choice questions and 2 constructed-response questions

Practice Tests for Mathematics: **Subtest 1 **(211), **Subtest 2 **(212) and **Subtest 3 **(213).

CSET Mathematics Exam Prep Resources:

**CSET Mathematics II: Geometry, Probability and Statistics**

**CSET Mathematics III: Trigonometry and Calculus**

Miscellaneous math CSET prep resources **here**.

**SCIENCE CSETS**

**Important Testing Information pertaining to COVID-19 (coronavirus)**

**Test structure for both subtests**

$133 for Subtest I

$134 for Subtest II

$267 for both subtests taken together

**Subtest 1 (215)**: 100 multiple-choice questions and 4 constructed-response questions

**Subtest 2 (217–220): **50 multiple-choice questions and 3 constructed-response questions

Practice Tests: **Subtest 2 - Life Sciences (217), Subtest 2 - Chemistry (218), Subtest 2 - Earth & Space Sciences (219) **and **Subtest 2 - Physics (220)**

CSET Science Exam Prep Resources:

**CSET Science Subtest I: Astronomy, Dynamic Processes of the Earth, Earth Resources, Electricity and Magnetism, Optics and Waves.**

Miscellaneous science CSET prep resources **here**.