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## What’s on the Test?

The NES Mathematics exam contains 150 multiple-choice questions, and you’ll be timed at five hours.

The test is split into five sections:

**1. Mathematical Processes and Number Sense**

*19% of the exam*

- Mathematical problem-solving
- Mathematical communication, connections, and reasoning
- Number theory

**2. Patterns, Algebra, and Functions**

*24% of the exam*

- Relations and functions
- Linear, quadratic, and higher-order polynomial functions
- Exponential and logarithmic functions
- Rational, radical, absolute value, and piece-wise functions

**3. Measurement and Geometry**

*19% of the exam*

- Measurement principles
- Euclidean geometry in two and three dimensions
- Coordinate and transformational geometry

**4. Trigonometry and Calculus**

*19% of the exam*

- Trigonometric functions
- Differential calculus
- Integral calculus

**5. Statistics, Probability, and Discrete Mathematics**

*19% of the exam*

- Organizing and displaying data
- Analyzing data
- The effects of bias
- Determining the probabilities of simple and compound events
- Selecting simulations that model real-world events
- Uniform, binomial, and normal probability distributions
- Permutations and combinations
- Set theory
- Performing operations of matrices and vectors

## How to Register

To get started with the registration process, you’ll need to create an NES account on their website. You can then register for the exam via your account.

The testing fee is $95.

## How the Exam is Scored

The exam is scored using a scaled scoring method. Here’s how it works:

For every question you answer correctly, you get one point added to your **raw score**. At the end of the test, your final raw score will be converted to a **scaled score**. This scaled score will range somewhere between 100 and 300.

You will need a scaled score of at least 220 to pass the exam.

The reason your raw score is converted to a scaled score is because everyone that takes the test is given a slightly different set of questions. Since everyone has a different arrangement of questions, and because some questions are harder than others, converting your raw score to a scaled score ensures a more even playing field.

## FAQs

How many questions are on the NES Mathematics exam?

The exam contains 150 questions.

What is the time limit for the NES Mathematics exam?

The exam is timed at 5 hours.

What is the passing score for the NES Mathematics exam?

You’ll need to get a final scaled score of at least 220 to pass.

How much does the NES Mathematics exam cost?

The testing fee is $95.

Can I use a calculator on the NES Mathematics exam?

Yes, a scientific calculator will be provided.