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Mathematics Subtest

Test Format and Sample Questions

The Mathematics Subtest consists of approximately 45 multiple-choice questions and is 100 minutes long.

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. For the Mathematics Subtest, an on-screen 4-function calculator and a mathematics reference sheet will be provided.

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
Scenario
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
Word Problem
Apply mathematical principles to solve a real-world problem.
Question 3
Direct Question
Choose the response option that best answers the question.
Question 5
Command
Select the best response option.
Question 6
Graphics
Choose the option that best answers a question involving a number line, a geometric figure, graphs of lines or curves, a table, or a chart.
Question 8

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.