The Postsecondary Education Readiness Test is a college placement test used to determine a student’s skills, abilities and readiness for college level coursework. The PERT exam is required for all degree-seeking students in the Florida College System and helps determine which initial English, reading and math courses they can enroll in. Although the test is not timed, most students finish the entire exam in approximately 135 minutes.

Test Subsets

You will find three subsets on the PERT -- reading, writing and mathematics. Each subset has 30 questions and is scored on a range from 50 to 150. Because the test is used for student placement, there is no passing or failing. Since there's no time limit, students can take as long as they need. Each of these subtests will take about 45 minutes to complete.