One of the major steps to getting your CSCS card is sitting (and subsequently passing) the CSCS Test and it always helps to have a little insider information to hand to ease your worries. Below are the most frequently asked questions and their answers, designed to allow you to walk into that exam room feeling a little more confident as you’ll know exactly what to expect…
How Many Questions Do I Have To Answer Correctly To Pass? It’s quite a high requirement; out of 50 questions you need to answer at least 47 correctly to pass.
How Much Time Do I Have To Complete The Test? You have a maximum of 45 minutes to complete the test. That sounds like very little time (less than one minute per question) but the questions are multiple-choice, allowing for quick-fire answers.
What Are The Behavioural Case Study Questions? The Case Study questions are designed to test your reactions to ‘real world’ health and safety scenarios on a construction site. You’ll be doing it for real should you pass the test so you need to know your protocols!
Once Booked, Can I Cancel or Reschedule My Test? If you need to cancel or reschedule your test, you should inform whichever company you booked with at least 72 hours beforehand, otherwise you may lose your fee. Different companies have different notice periods though so it’s always a good idea to check before you book.
Can I Take My Test Online From Home? Unfortunately not. The CSCS test needs to be invigilated so you’ll need to come in to an approved test centre.
What Documents Do I Need to Bring With Me? Just bring the confirmation email/letter you received from the booking company and a form of ID that includes your signature (so your drivers license or your passport basically).
Can I Take Any Revision Notes In With Me? Nope, absolutely no notes. All information has to stay in your head!
My CSCS Card Is About To Expire; Do I Have To Take The Test Again? Yes, you will have to take another CSCS test, there could be crucial updated information since you last passed.
Is There Any Help For Dyslexic Candidates? Yes, as long as you make your needs clear during the booking process, the company you book with should be able to make all the necessary arrangements to help you
I’m taking the CSCS Operatives Test, Do I need to Revise All Sections of the Q&A Book? No, you only need to revise the first 5 sections if you’re taking the operatives test. That’s sections A to E in the book.