Praxis Business Education (5101) Practice Test

The Praxis Business Education: Content Knowledge Exam is designed to prepare individuals to teach business education in areas such as accounting, marketing, and economics.

This is a 2-hour exam, with 120 questions. The exam uses the selected-response question format, which can be multiple choice questions or questions where you are required to type the correct answer into the field.


Typically, the exam is administered via the computer. Other accommodations can be made for approved individuals.

What are the topics covered?

There are 8 areas that will be tested on this exam. They are:

  • Accounting and Finance – 15%
  • Communications and Career Development – 15%
  • Economics – 10%
  • Entrepreneurship – 10%
  • Information Technology – 15%
  • Law and International Business – 15%
  • Marketing and Management – 10%
  • Professional Business Education – 10%

Beneath each topic, there are several sub-topics that you must study to be prepared for the exam. Some of these include:

Accounting and Finance

  • Accounting cycle
  • Savings and investments
  • Credit
  • Financial institutions

Communications and Career Development

  • Communication fundamentals
  • Written and verbal communication
  • Business communication
  • Career exploration


  • Allocating resources
  • Economic orders
  • Market structures
  • Government and economics
  • Economic indicators


  • Business competition
  • Business types
  • Business plans

Information Technology

  • IT terminology
  • Human factors
  • Communication and technology
  • Research and technology
  • Computer applications and problem-solving / decision-making

Law and International Business

  • Fundamentals
  • Environment
  • Trade
  • Consumer, contract, and computer law
  • U.S. Court

Marketing and Management

  • Marketing concepts
  • Functions of management
  • Human resources

Professional Business Education

  • Professional organizations
  • Legislation
  • School and community relationships
  • Goals of business education
  • Teaching and learning business

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What is the most convenient way to register for the exam?


  1. Register and pay using a credit or debit card. PayPal can also be used.
  2. Print your admission ticket and take it to the testing site on the day of your exam.

What is the cost of the exam?

The cost of the Praxis Business Education: Content Knowledge Exam is $120.

What are the testing dates and locations?

Unlike the continuous testing of some other Praxis exams, this particular exam is administered during specific windows.

The test is offered at various sites throughout the world.

What should I do the day of the exam?

Bring a valid photo ID. You are allowed to bring a calculator into the testing area as long as it does not have a QWERTY keyboard.

You cannot bring personal items such as handbag, water bottle, or books. Cell phones and other electronic devices are prohibited as well.

What happens after I take the exam?

Your score will appear on the screen. You will have online access to your official score report 2-3 weeks after the testing window closes.

What happens if I don’t pass the exam?

If you fail the test, you can retake it once every 21 days, not including the initial test date.

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