Well, I took CSET Physics yesterday even though I haven't been able to do a lick of preparation for the past month or so. All the time jumping through the necessary hoops to get into a credential program, plus the demands of work, school, home and friends just didn't leave a lot of time for studying this time around. And when time was available it was just harder to study. I think I am suffering from CSET burnout. If there is a subtest I don't pass the first time, this will be it, because I found it difficult to remember some of the necessary formulas. Oh well, if not this time, then next time. Frankly, the test was not very difficult. Schaum's Physics should have been more than sufficient to prepare for it, perhaps with a little extra help on the standard model of the atom. Just like on the sample test, there are pages of formulas at the front of the booklet. And as they warn, not all of the forumlas you need are in there. Based on a quick glance at the sample test, I would say that the pages are very similar to what are on the real thing. The MR questions pretty much spanned the advertised domains weighted somewhat towards linear and circular motion. Perhaps half of them required some math and half tested concepts. The math was pretty simple, nothing more than basic arithmetic and a little basic algebra, no calculus or linear algebra. Anyone qualified to sit for this exam should have been able to do this version of the test with without the provided calculator, with the exception, perhaps, of square roots. I would say that by and large the questions are much better phrased than most of the questions in CSET Math. The CR questions were straight forward and pretty much the kind one would expect. There was one that required an understanding of the relationship between acceleration, velocity and distance (about as close to calculus as anything on the test came), one that dealt with an object moving in a circular path, and one that dealt with an electrical circuit. Really, no surprises here. No questions on lab safety or practices, scientific method, etc. Perhaps those are confined to the general science subtests. I took 4 of the 5 hours to complete the test. As usual, that was enough for a first pass through the MC section to answer the easy ones, a second pass to answer the harder ones after some reflection, time to rough out my answers to the CR questions and then write the final answer on the answer sheet, and time to go through everything once again to get for obvious errors. Looks like not a lot of folks are taking CSET Science subtests. I was the only one in my room with a calculator. I did see one or two folks outside with their own calculators. I guess they were taking CSET Math Subtest II. I cannot get over the dumb things people do in conjunction with CSET. This time a guy showed up in the exam room with no admission ticket. Don't know how he found the right room. I guess the folks at the front door looked it up for him. The proctor had to check with the supervisor to see what to do. They let him take the test anyway. Most of the candidates looked like they were fresh out of school, which figures. There were some older folks, like me. Don't know how many of them were credentialed teachers trying to meet NCLB "highly qualified" requirements for the coming school year and how many were career changers.