How long does the test take? How much time is allotted to each section?

The CLT and CLT10 tests take 2 hours and 20 minutes to complete, 2 hours of which is testing time.

The test begins with about 20 minutes of instructions and pre-test preparation. Students will then have: 40 minutes to complete the Verbal Reasoning section; 35 minutes for the Grammar/Writing section; and 45 minutes for the Quantitative Reasoning section, for a total test time of 120 minutes (2 hours).

Students taking the CLT in school who choose to write the optional essay will receive an additional 30 minutes to do so.

The CLT8 test takes a total of 2 hours and 15 minutes of testing time. The CLT8 section times are as follows: 45 minutes for Verbal Reasoning, 40 minutes for Grammar/Writing, and 50 minutes for Quantitative Reasoning.

Extended time may be offered as part of approved testing accommodations.

Written by:

Stephen Beck