# NES Physics Practice Test

If you need help studying for the NES Physics test or just want some more information about what the test is like, you’ve come to the right place!

Click below to take a free NES Physics practice test!

## What’s on the Test?

Questions: 150
Time limit: 3 hours and 45 minutes

The NES Physics exam contains 150 multiple-choice questions, and you’ll be timed at 3 hours and 45 minutes.

The test is split into five sections:

1. Nature of Science
14% of the exam

• Scientific inquiry
• The history of science
• The relationships among science, society, and technology

2. Mechanics
28% of the exam

• Motion in one and two dimensions
• Forces as interactions
• The effects of force on motion
• Conservation of energy
• Linear momentum
• Simple harmonic motion
• Rotational dynamics

3. Electricity and Magnetism
22% of the exam

• Properties of the electric field
• Properties of the magnetic field
• Electromagnetic induction
• Properties of electric circuits

4. Waves
14% of the exam

• Fundamental properties of waves
• Characteristics of light and electromagnetic radiation

5. Modern Physics
22% of the exam

• Thermal energy
• The kinetic theory of matter
• Fundamental ideas of modern physics
• Fundamental principles of nuclear physics

## 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.

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## 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

Q

How many questions are on the NES Physics exam?

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The exam contains 150 questions.

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What is the time limit for the NES Physics exam?

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The exam is timed at 3 hours and 45 minutes.

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What is the passing score for the NES Physics exam?

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

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How much does the NES Physics exam cost?

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The testing fee is \$95.