CSET Business Practice Test (175, 176, & 177)

The CSET (California Subject Examinations for Teachers) helps prospective teachers to master the subject matter to become certified to teach. The CSET Business practice test covers the main subject areas for subject mastery in preparation of the CSET Business test.

In studying for this examination, you’ll need to know that the CSET Business examination consists of 3 subtests. Test takers will need to take the examination at a testing center. The CSET Business practice questions will prepare you for the questions that you will answer on a computer based program.

Each subtest has a total of 40 multiple choice questions and 2 constructed-response questions. The constructed response questions will usually consist of an introductory paragraph, situation, quotation, excerpt, drawing, map, or other resource. You will be instructed to describe, discuss, analyze, explain, interpret, correct, transform, or evaluate the material or compare it with another resource.

CSET Business test #175 consists of 20 multiple choice questions on Business Management and another 20 multiple choice questions on Marketing.

CSET Business test #176 consist of 25 multiple choice questions on Accounting and Finance and 15 more on Economics.

CSET Business test #177 will give you 25 multiple choice questions on Information Technology and another 15 multiple choice questions on Business Environment and Communication.

You should also be prepared for 12 extended or short, focused questions across all topics. You may take the subtests on different days or all three of them at one time. You should know that there the computer based examination does not allow you to stop the time to take a break during testing.

If you choose to take all 3 subtests at once, you will be given 5 hours to complete all of them. You will be allowed 1 hour and 45 minutes for CSET Business test #175 and CSET Business test #177. For CSET Business test #176, you will be allowed slightly less time at 1 hour and 30 minutes.

The CSET Business test will include a nondisclosure agreement and tutorial which will not count as test taking time.

The CSET Business practice test will help you to achieve a passing score of 220 on each subtest. Look for your results within 7 weeks of your testing date.