Number of questions
The exam consists of 150 multiple-choice questions (130 operational and 20 pretest). Pretest questions do not contribute to the total score but are necessary for research purposes and are randomly distributed among the scored items and are used for statistical purposes only. Candidates should answer all exam questions.
Length of Exam
Candidates have 3.5 hours to complete the exam.
Exam content is developed according to the test outline included in the CSCP Exam Content Manual and industry validated by global subject matter experts. Exam questions are monitored through a rigorous psychometric calibration and cross-referenced to industry-approved source material. The CSCP Exam Content Manual is free to APICS PLUS and CORE members.
APICS uses a scaled score methodology, which is a technique for equating scores in which the degree of difficulty varies from one exam form to the next. This ensures equivalent passing standards are maintained for each exam form. Candidates can download Understanding a Scaled Score for more information.
CSCP Score Range
The CSCP score range is 200 to 350
Pass = 300-350
Fail = 200-299