CLEP College Algebra

The College Algebra examination covers material that is usually taught in a one-semester college course in algebra. The test places little emphasis on arithmetic calculations, and it does not contain any questions that require the use of a calculator. The examination contains approximately 60 questions to be answered in 90 minutes.

Table of Contents

  • About the Test
  • Preparation and Tips


Basic algebra makes up 25% of the test.

Equations and Inequalities

Equations and inequalities make up 25% of the test.

Functions and Their Properties

Functions make up 30% of the test.

  • Definition and interpretation
  • Representation/modeling (graphical, numerical, symbolic, and verbal representations of functions)
  • Domain and Range
  • Algebra of functions
  • Graphs and their properties (including intercepts, symmetry, and transformations)
  • Inverse functions
  • Types of functions

Number Systems and Operations

Number systems make up 20% of the test.

  • Real Numbers
  • Complex Numbers
  • Sequences and Series
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Determinants

External Links

Official description of the exam

Last modified on 1 July 2013, at 07:41