What are the passing scores for the CAT Basic Skills Tests in Reading and Writing?

Frequently Asked Questions for the CAT Exam

The passing scores for the CAT Basic Skills Tests are as follows:

Reading:

a scaled score of 70 or more.

Writing:

a total score of 56 or more.

Math: a score of 40 in Pre-Algebra and 35 in the Algebra section.

Students who achieve passing scores on both the Reading Skills Test and the Writing Sample Essay Test demonstrate competency in reading and writing and will be placed in College Composition I at their colleges. Students may also use these scores to satisfy the reading and writing skills admissions requirements for CUNY senior colleges.

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