Cosmetology Practice Test

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Have you ever wanted to become a certified cosmetologist? The Cosmetology exam offered by the National-Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology is the only thing standing between you and your license!

Keep reading to learn more about the Cosmetology certification exam.

Cosmetology Exam Outline

For the written portion, test takers will have 90 minutes to complete 110 multiple-choice questions.

The Cosmetology state board practice test is broken down as follows:

  • Scientific Concepts (35%)
  • Hair Care and Services (45%)
  • Skin Care and Services (10%)
  • Nail Care and Services (10%)

With these subjects in mind, begin your study and preparation for the test now to get a head start!

exam outline for the Cosmetology exam, which contains 110 multiple-choice questions and has a time limit of 90 minutes

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Cosmetology Exam Scores

The scoring of the written portion of the exam is scaled. This means that if a test has more difficult questions than another version, the minimum score for that test will be lower. Likewise, an easier test will have a slightly higher minimum passing score.

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by Mometrix Test Preparation | Last Updated: January 23, 2024