NYSTCE Multi-Subject 1–6 Practice Test

If you need help studying for the NYSTCE Multi-Subject: Teachers of Childhood (Grade 1–Grade 6) test or just want some more information about what the test is like, you’ve come to the right place.

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What’s on the Exam?

Questions: 122
Time limit: 5.5 hours

There are 122 questions on the exam, which are grouped into three separate tests, and the time limit is 5.5 hours.

The questions are split into two types:

Selected-Response (SR)

120 questions

Selected-response questions require you to select the correct answer from a list of options. Multiple-choice questions are the most common example, but you may also see true-or-false questions and “matching” questions, which ask you to match terms or concepts with their definitions.

Constructed-Response (CR)

2 questions

The constructed-response questions require you to write your answer instead of selecting from a list of choices. Your responses to these questions are generally expected to be at least a few sentences, but you’ll be given specific details and instructions before you take the test.

Let’s take a closer look at each part of the exam.

41 questions | 2 hours

  • Knowledge of literacy and language arts (30%)
  • Instruction in foundational literacy skills (30%)
  • Instruction in English language arts (10%)
  • Analysis, synthesis, and application (30%)

41 questions | 2 hours and 15 minutes

  • Number and operations (5%)
  • Ratios and proportional relationships and number systems (30%)
  • Algebra, measurement, geometry, and data (35%)
  • Instruction in mathematics (10%)
  • Analysis, synthesis, and application (20%)

40 questions | 1 hour

  • Science and technology (40%)
  • Social studies (40%)
  • Fine arts, health and fitness, family and consumer science, and career development (20%)

How to Register

To get started with your registration, you’ll need to create an account on the NYSTCE website. You can then register for the exam and schedule a test date through your account.

When you submit your registration, you’ll need to choose whether to take each part of the exam separately or in one sitting. Once you decide, you’ll need to pay the testing fee(s):

  • Part 1: $59
  • Part 2: $59
  • Part 3: $43
  • Full Test: $161

NYSTCE Multi-Subject 1-6 Study Guide and Flashcards

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Exam Scores

The test 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 400 and 600.

You will need a score of 520 on all three parts to pass the exam.

The reason your raw score is converted to a scaled score is because everyone who 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.

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How many questions are on the NYSTCE Multi-Subject 1-6 exam?


The full exam contains 122 questions.


What is the time limit for the NYSTCE Multi-Subject 1-6 exam?


The full exam is timed at 5.5 hours, which includes a 15-minute break after the first test.


What is the passing score for the NYSTCE Multi-Subject 1-6 exam?


You’ll need to get a final scaled score of at least 520 on all three tests to pass the full exam.


How much does the NYSTCE Multi-Subject 1-6 exam cost?


The testing fee for the full exam is $161.