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 Physics 6 to 12 

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Test Format and Sample Questions

The  Physics 6 to 12  subject area test consists of approximately 75 multiple-choice questions. You will have two and one-half hours to complete the test.

Each of the questions will contain four response options. You will choose the best response out of the available options, and indicate A, B, C, or D.

Calculators are permitted for the  Physics 6 to 12  test. The test center will provide a Physics 6–12 reference sheet and a scientific calculator. Candidates may not bring a calculator.

The table below presents types of questions on the exam and directs you to examples of these formats among the sample items that follow.

Table of Question Formats

Type of Question Sample Question
Examine a situation, problem, or case study. Then answer a question, make a diagnosis, or recommend a course of action by selecting the best response option.
Question 2
Select the best response option.
Question 3
Examine a question involving a number line, a geometric figure, graphs of lines or curves, a table, or a chart, and select the best response option.
Question 8
Direct Question
Choose the response option that best answers the question.
Question 12
Sentence Completion
Select the response option that best completes the sentence.
Question 20

Sample Questions

The following questions represent both the form and content of questions on the examination. These questions will acquaint you with the general format of the examination; however, these sample questions do not cover all of the competencies and skills that are tested and will only approximate the degree of examination difficulty.