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Biological Science
Physical Science

Natural Sciences CLEP Exam
The official exam contains approximately 120 questions to be answered in 90 minutes.
Some of these are pretest questions that will not be scored. Any time test takers spend on tutorials and providing personal information is in addition to the actual testing time.

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Knowledge and Skills Required:
Questions on the Natural Sciences exam require test takers to demonstrate one or more of the following abilities in the approximate proportions indicated.
  • Knowledge of fundamental facts, concepts, and principles (about 40% of the examination)
  • Interpretation and comprehension of information (about 20% of the examination) presented in the form of graphs, diagrams, tables, equations, or verbal passages
  • Qualitative and quantitative application of scientific principles (about 40% of the examination), including applications based on material presented in the form of graphs, diagrams, tables, equations, or verbal passages; more emphasis is given to qualitative than quantitative applications

Score Information:
ACE Recommended Score*: 50
Semester Hours: 6

Each institution reserves the right to set its own credit-granting policy, which may differ from that of ACE. Contact your college as soon as possible to find out the score it requires to grant credit, the number of credit hours granted, and the course(s) that can be bypassed with a satisfactory score.

*The American Council on Education (ACE)