Precalculus
CLEP Test
The
Precalculus CLEP Test covers the material that is taught in a onesemester
class at the 101 college level. This test covers the following types
of functions: linear, quadratic, absolute value, square root, polynomial,
rational, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric,
and piecewisedefined.
Before
you take the test you should have a good understanding of precalculus
and applying it. This test assumes that you already know the basics
of math, geometry, trigonometry and algebra. This is the second
hardest of all the math CLEP exams that you can take. Unless you
are very experienced in math, we recommend that you take the earlier/easier
math exams. The order of difficulty is as follows, from easiest
to hardest: college mathematics, college algebra, precalculus, calculus.
You
will need to answer 48 questions in 90 minutes. There is no penalty
for guessing on the test and there are some pretest questions included
that are not scored. 
Credits:
3
Number
of Questions: 48
Time
to complete the test: 90 min
Rank
of Difficulty: 5
ISBN: 9781614331131

The
test is broken up into two sections. The first section includes
25 questions which must be answered in 50 minutes. For this section,
you are allowed to use a graphing calculator. One will be provided
to you at the testing center via their online testing software.
You are NOT allowed to bring your own. Some but not all questions
in this section will require the calculator. You are required to
be familiar and know how to use the testing calculator before the
test begins. So you do not waste time becoming familiar with it,
you are allowed to download a free 30day trial of the exact calculator
that you will be using. You
can access that file and information here.
For
the second section, you will need to answer 23 questions in 40 minutes.
You are not allowed to use a calculator for this section. Most of
the exam questions are multiplechoice, however, on some questions
you will be required to enter a numerical answer.
The
sections of the Precalculus CLEP test are broken down as follows:
20%
Algebraic Expressions, Equations, and Inequalities
15% Functions: Concept, Properties, and Operations
30% Representations of Functions: Symbolic, Graphical, and Tabular
10% Analytic Geometry
15% Trigonometry and Applications
10% Functions as Models
10% The Earth 
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