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New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE)

The Day of the Test

For information about what to expect on the day of the test, and when to report and what to bring, select a test from the list below.

Calculator Information for Math and Science Tests

Refer to the chart below for calculator information for your test or test part:

Test Scientific Calculator Provided* Standard
4-Function Calculator Provided*
Bring Approved Graphing Calculator** Calculator Not Provided or Permitted
Biology CST (160) check
Chemistry CST (161) check
Earth Science CST (162) check
Mathematics CST (004) check
Physics CST (163) check
Multi-Subject: Teachers of Early Childhood (Birth–Grade 2) Part Two: Mathematics (212) check
Multi-Subject: Teachers of Childhood (Grade 1–Grade 6) Part Two: Mathematics (222) check
Multi-Subject: Teachers of Middle Childhood (Grade 5–Grade 9) Part Two: Mathematics (232) check
Multi-Subject: Secondary Teachers (Grade 7–Grade 12) Part Two: Mathematics (244) check
Safety Net Biology CST (006) check
Safety Net Chemistry CST (007) check
Safety Net Earth Science CST (008) check
Safety Net Physics CST (009) check
School District Business Leader, Part Two (106) check

* Calculator is provided on-screen during the test.

** You must bring your own graphing calculator. For more information, including a list of approved calculator models, go to the 004 Mathematics CST test page.