California Notary Practice exam

We do our best to make this California Notary Practice exam mirror the real thing in every way. This is a 45 question randomized test. Once you press start a 1 hour timer will begin. 70% is a passing score and after completion of the practice exam you will get a percentage score and see all the questions graded. We hope this helps you pass your real CA notary exam.

Exam Content: 
The Notary Public Examination consists of multiple-choice questions. It is a CLOSED-BOOK examination which is administered by proctors. Please allow approximately 2-3 hours for registration, testing, and proctor instructions.

All of the material in the California Notary Public Handbook (including updates, if any) is subject to examination. The examination is a total of 45 items with a one hour time limit. There are 40 items on the below content areas. There are also five non-scored items on the exam, these items do not count against a candidate’s exam score and are only included to collect information on these questions so they can be used on a future exam.

Administrative Procedures: 5 questions
Notarial Acts/Documentation: 12 questions
Identification/Subscribing Witness Notarizations: 4 questions
Immigration/Foreign Language: 4 questions
Misconduct/Fees: 15 questions

Scoring: A scaled score of at least 70 is required to pass the exam. A scaled score is a conversion of a candidate’s raw score on one examination form to a common scale so that scores are standardized across all candidates. Because not every Notary Public exam is the same (i.e., there are multiple versions), every exam may have a slightly different difficulty level. Using a scaled score ensures that your score compares to others who may take another version of the exam at a different time. Candidates who take the Notary Public Examination receive a scaled score that ranges from 0 to 100. A scaled score of at least 70 is required to pass the exam. A scaled score is NOT a percent score and cannot be calculated by dividing the number correct by the total number of questions on the examination.

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