The CSCS mock test 2023 below will cover most of the health and safety topics you’ll need to know to pass your test. The real CSCS operatives test consists of 50 multiple-choice questions which you must complete in 45 minutes. There will be no time limit for this full CSCS practice test, so you can take your time and go through each question after you’ve submitted your answers.
As with the real test, some questions will require multiple answers, so please ensure you read through the question requirements carefully before submitting your answers. If you have questions about the CSCS test, please ask them below.
CSCS Mock Test for Operatives 2023
CSCS Test FAQ
1. Are the questions in this CSCS mock test the same as the real test?
All the questions in the CSCS mock test above are identical to the real test question. For copyright reasons, the questions are worded slightly differently but the question idea and answers remain exactly the same.
2. How many questions are there in the CSCS operatives test?
Like the practice CSCS test above, there are 50 multiple-choice questions in total. 38 of these will be multiple-choice questions, with the remaining 12 being behavioural case study questions. See examples of the behavioural case study questions here.
3. What is the pass mark for the CSCS operatives test?
The pass mark for the CSCS operatives test is 45 out of 50. This equates to a 90% pass rate.
4. What topics are covered in the CSCS operatives test?
The CSCS operatives test covers 16 various topics, including health and safety, manual handling, fire extinguishers, and working at height. See the full list of topics here.
5. How long is the CSCS test?
You’ll have 45 minutes to complete the CSCS operatives test. (We have not added a timer to the CSCS mock exam above, this was done to allow you to go over your questions and answers as long as you need).
6. Is the CSCS test hard or is it an easy common sense test?
The CSCS test is not easy. Some people might say that it’s common sense, but it isn’t. The only way to pass is to revise and practice for the test.
7. What do I need to bring to sit the CSCS operatives test?
You will need to bring your valid CSCS card if you have one and a form of identification, such as a passport or driving licence. You should receive a list of what you’re required to bring when you book your test.
8. How long do I have to wait for my CSCS test results?
Your results will be available immediately after you have finished the test. It’s similar to if you’ve done the driving theory test.
9. What if I fail the CSCS operatives test?
If you fail the CSCS operatives test, you will be able to retake the test after 14 days. You can retake the test as many times as you need to until you pass.
10. What happens if I pass the CSCS operatives test?
Once you have passed the CSCS operatives test, you will be able to apply for your CSCS card which will be valid for 5 years. You will then need to renew your card every 5 years to keep it valid.
I keep getting 44 out of 50 for CSCS I need help
hi i want to do carpentry onsite what cscs card do i need
Hi I’m just wondering what cscs card do I need for a level 1 plasterer going to level 2
Can Someone help me study for my CSCS Test? I have it in about 2 weeks.
thanks for test,
Got 47/50.it’s a good trying.
Just passed 49 out of 50 never worked in or took this type of test for industry .used this site very good .just keep doing it till you keep getting 50 right and practise .I started 4 days before test .thank-you
Passed my real test today got 45/50 this Mock test helped massively thank you!
I need to get a cscs card for painting/decorating. What level card do i need and how many tests do i have to take to get a card??
I scored 42 /50 Ive never worked on a site and never even heard of some of the questions but Ive read the wrong answers and now know a bit more
Got 46/50 a couple hours before my test.
Think I can finally renew my cscs card.
I deliver an fit desking, office furniture etc.. i currently hold a yellow card with expires in feb next year, they have been discontinued but can be used until expired. Which card do i need to now get? The questions i get asked in these practice exams, well alot of them have nothing to do with my style of work and i seem to fail by 2 or 3, which is annoying but any help is appreciated
i had a red card (apprentice card), which ran out, i am a qualified bricklayer. card ran out in 2017, want to start bricklaying again, what card should i apply for
The mock test is great at building your confidence and knowledge you can learn so much by constantly doing it and it is free 49/50 my test is in a couple of weeks so I will keep on doing it and hopefully passed
what tests and card will i need for a electricians mate?
JIB test for ECS card not CSCS
good test. 49 out of 50
do I have to complete and pass a HS&E exam before completing and passing a CSCS test? or are they the same thing?
Hi, I have a Level 3 in Painting and decorating (not NVQ) I want to work on site, what cscs card will I need?
You will need a green one for general labourers.
Hi I’m a plasterer what cscs card do I need to start working on a building site?
Red Card if u have basic qualification as a plaster.
Did practice test and got 47 out of 50.
You need 45 to pass
Did practice test and got 48 out of 50.
Would any one help me pass this test I got 12 out of 50.
Did practice test and I got 48 out of 50. The citb website is a vary good for revising for your real test.
good for revising my test I GOT 49 I got 49 out of 50.
I got 49 out of 50.
very good web site for revising.
Hi I’m doing my test Tuesday I’m getting 48,49 & 50 out of 50. Is here a good chance I’ll pass?
Brilliant for revising this mock test
I passed my test but now I’m being told I need to do another test before I get my card , does anyone no if this is true ?
I got 48 out of 50
Love this test to keep me on my toes.
Just got 48 out if 50 right but when reviewing my answers, it seems that I’ve only got one question wrong so make sure you check your answers carefully. That’s my only quibble . Apart from that, it’s a very good revision and mock test website.
Hello Jel Weeks,
I just had a look at the test logs and it show you got 3 questions wrong. I can email it to you if you would like.
Can any body explain why there is so much emphasis on Fire extinguisher types and uses
HSE executive advice is clear
“Find a fire RAISE ALARM-IMEDIATLY LEAVE THE AREA BY THE DESIGNATED FIRE ESCAPE ROUTE
“ONLY TRAINED FIRE FIGHTING PERSONEL SHOULD ATTEMPT TO PUT OUT ANY FIRE”
“REMBER A LITTEL KNOWLEGE CAN BE DEADLY”
Have to disagree. If you can maintain the escape route do this:
1st – vital…raise the alarm 1st…break glass etc
2nd – you will hopefully know the category of fire and chose the appropriate extinguisher. Hence the knowledge on types and uses. You can either help, endanger yourself or worsen fire… or destroy equipment if you use wrong appliance.
A “little knowledge” worry is why you have training. To increase your Knowledge.
3rd – If you are losing the battle against the fire – do not give it your back. exit the zone. Isolate it if you can – starve it.
I could have got 48 out of the 50 questions correct but just like someone else I didn’t read the questions quite as well as I should have. My own fault. Best advice READ THE QUESTIONS CAREFULLY. The answer are relatively obvious. This site is very useful
same here mate I got 46 out of 50 it could have been better if only i did read carefully like you said.
I pass the test 45 of 50 which is good i want to know which CSCS Card i should apply for Construction Cleaning?
I’ve sent you an email with the details.
Thanks for a great site. Did a few mock tests to brush up and got 50/50 on the actual CITB test.
Many of the questions on the actual test I’d seen on a mock test, it’s just a bit of knowledge on construction safety techniques e.g. deep excavations, equipment (what to do if something fails or is damaged) how to keep yourself and others safe, a few signs, a few PPE questions, a little bit on voltage colour coding, LPG and what to do in the event of an emergency situation.
I have no construction experience or skills, just needed the card to put signs up.
Well done Jen, all the best.
H S E have a locked door policy need i say more
So like what’s the pass rate?
is this test the same as the real one, questions I mean???
Pretty much, I used this website and builders test website and passed first try.
read every question twice and you should be fine.
only got 44 right but only got 4 wrong but keep doing test very good practice
I’ve sat the test on Friday operatives failed it any help would be helpful I’m 63 yrs to safe my job PS any help at all would be helpful ???????
read every question twice and take your time ..when finished always go back over your answers and you will be fine ..hope this helps in some way.
Passed my test today at Liverpool collage, 49 out of 50
Pass rate is 45 and above.
Tip – – read all questions slowly, 2 or 3 times if need be, you wont run out of time, 45 mins to answer 50 questions.
things you forget in 5 years ,was very helpful
Great site for testing your knowledge.
Wow really helpful and I got 40/50, I hope I can do half as good on the real thing! They’ll make a worker of me one day!
Very good practice
got my test in 2 hours and my best is 48/50! hopefully I will do well in my test! very useful site tho would recommend to anyone doing construction cscs course!
Make sure you read the question then re-read it as a few questions might trip you up if you rush. A very helpful tool.
this mock test is spot on all the questions are the same as an official test just word different.
if you cant pass this test you shouldn’t be on site hahaha.
Robert I’m doing this mock test Thursday the 5th sept 2019 is all the questions exact same on as your test questions mate .. Or can anyone else reply to this if u see it cheers guys
can I do the test in Italian language?
100 people walking in B&Q or Screwfix to buy a battery drill, recep saw, angle grinder , battery skill saw, you name it.. 100 out of 100 choose the battery one over the corded one because it’s easier to handle, work with and carry. However, the writers of CITB test questions want us to remember that we choose battery powered tools because we’re afraid of electric shock 🙂 It’s just logical fallacy..
thanks for the practice
got 40 out of 50 questions right on test
I done 50 out 50
I done 49 out off 50
I done 46 answer how many I need to pass test
Pass good start for my test.
Getting there 50/50 :0)
scored 42/50 1st mock test, 48/50 2nd attempt and 50/50 3rd attempt. Good mock test to practice on and some different questions in each attempt.
Doing the test in a few days. Only been in construction a year (although I’m mainly office based) really stressing…. just can’t remember the different types of fire extinguishers plus some risks from tools, cement etc! Keep doing the tests and best was 46! ;(
49/50, very useful
It’s a good result for today 50 over 50 thanks a lot.
I got 50 / 50 thanks a lot.
49/50 not bad to say never been onsite and new to industry. Great help, thank you. Now to brush up on fire extinguisher colour/contents 🙂
got 42 out of 50,but now know where i went wrong,will do better next time.
46 / 50. One thing I did notice is there are now 6-types of fire extinguisher (there used to be 3). Would be worthwhile providing site workers with credit card sized information cards that inform you of the extinguisher / colour / class fires and what the fire class relates too. Both sides of the card could be utilised. Food for thought…..
45 correct out of 50 questions.
wish me luck tuday i have the test…
08 February 2017
Make sure you read all the question fully
I got 50/50 beacuse i only ticked one answer when it said tick 2…..gutted
very good test highly recommend anyone to do it who is sitting the cscs exam 50/50 exam on tuesday
ooops 47/50 thats not suposed to happen
49/50 happy with that! good test, really helpful
Make sure you read all the question fully
I got 49/50 beacuse i only ticked one answer when it said tick 2…..gutted
THIS TEST IS GOOD
Completed all the mini tests, then 50/50 1st time. Just need to learn, fire extinguishers, site signs, ladders, and the rest is common sense. Good preparation, Thanks
Tried is a few times, never lower that 47, always fire extinguishers questions wrong, test this Saturday
got my test this afternoon and just got 50/50 on here. so fingers crossed some of the questions are the same!
Going in for my test tonight at 7 been revising last time i took the test was back in 2011 now since I’ve been in a different type of industry i want to go back on the sites. 49/50 fire extinguishers always mind bending …
It was so helpful to me, but the extinguishers are so complicated. I ask that if you could add more questions about the fire extinguishers.|Thank you.
45 out of 50 I,m getting there.time to go for my real test now I think.good luck everyone.
44/50 first go, real test in 3 weeks
this is easy completed it
A GOOD MOCK TEST AND HOPEFULLY WILL PROVE GOOD FOR ME
ON MY ACTUAL TEST
Top stuff. Really helpful and good way to practice for CSCS test.
Very good 50/50 corect answers ,2 day,s left for my really test 🙂
49 / 50 book for test just arrived this was before i opened it …looking quite straight forward.
only now starting training for building sites can anyone explain the difference in class 3 ladders and the others thanks
Lots of good info, especially about bloomin fire extinguishers.:)
thought I might get bored but boy thx best 8 hours I spent today revising for my renewal of the cscs card take my test tomorrow
How many do you have to get right? do you have to do a case study?
50 / 50
great site for testing you knowledge
I done 50 out of 50 and hopefully will score in exam 50 out of 50.
it is very helpful.
46/50 need more practice i think would that be a pass ? i have passed this test twice befor
first try and 44/50 not bad
did this test for the fourth time got 49/50 think iam ready for the real test
Very good mock test and it’s free. 49/50 hope I do this well in the real test !
Really helpful mock test
Thank u so much
50 /50 great test for checking you are still up to speed
mixed some of the answers to the question
Done my test 1/3/16 this site is all u need, all answers here just make sure u read the questions ad all answers before u choose.1st attempt I got 29 practiced all weekend and 50-50 everytime good luck guys
Can’t believe how much I learnt doing this mock test everyone thinks and say it’s common sense believe me take time to practice an u will pass good look
need to improve on my signage
learnt a lot through this test alone
I just got 31 out of 50 first time hopefully will get better and better next time .
50/50 realy good to have this mock test its a good guide
Passed this today
Had a go 3 times got 49/50 just hope questions the same on my test
49/50 fingers crossed for the test
I’ve been doing mock test I hope it’s the right one opratives it’s to be a labourer on construction site does anyone know I’m going in for my test today fingers crossed
I found this more difficult than the one I sat on 2009 must be an age thing
50 /50 happy days
Great test 50 out of 50 thanks.
44/50 first time 48/50 second time think i might need to study more not bad though got a week till my test
Thank you so much for making this revision accessible. I am so glad and i found it really helpful. Great job and well done.
50 / 50 now after couple of days of study just got to hope I don’t get mind block on monday good luck to every one who requires this test for employment
Very handy this 🙂 got test in 5 days need to do better though 44/50 🙁
40/50 not bad for first attempt on this site i’ll try again tomorrow hopefully achieve 47-48/50.
Found this very usefull got 42 out of 50 have to read more lots of things I forgot
Got 49 out of 50
got real test tomorrow
Good Luck 2 Me…
49/50 good score
Just done the test and scored 50/50
Booking my test for next week .
Good mock questions and test.
Thanks for the site very helpful.
44 second time, getting there…
36 out of 50 for my first attempt, need to keep trying more tests
i am a senior Site Manager and i only got 46 out of 50
it just proves we “All” need to brush up on our health and Safety knowlege at regular intervals.
no, it proves that you do. 😀
This is a well good learning experience
I found this very useful as a refresher.
It is ok first time I did 41 out 50 no I’m doing 48 out of 50 and I hoppe I will pass thanks
50/50 great help have my test on Monday
did this test 4 times lowest score was 48 hope it’s the same tomorrow for the real test glad i found this site
Just done the real test took me 19 mins and passed easy don’t worry yourself people
Just taken my exam today and passed this mock test was very helpfull thanks
48 out of 50 getting better
44 out or 50 better need to try harder
37 out of 50 shocked will keep trying got test on Monday not looking good
I can do better the next time I do the mock test I got 30/50 this time hope to do better next time
Very helpful mock test
got 37 outta 50 on first test, recommended it to college mate as it shows questions we haven’t seen in the old version so its quality.
32/50 first time I took this test with no revision then after going over the CITB CSCS revision book I got 50/50 so highly recommended the study book who is worried. My tests in 7 hours so let’s hope I do the same again 🙂
a bit hard
firts time 50/50 like my brother tatito ,
we are very proud im so glad.
Thank you very helpful 49\50 hope i get the same in my test
Got 48/50 hope I do same tomoz on my proper test 🙂
Very helpful, thank you.
Very helpful test,thanks.
49/50 🙂 hopefully get the same in the real test next week…
50/50. I’m glad I pass the mock test ready for the proper one!
48/50 no worries
Thank you hit 42 but first time but I should pass now
Lost my book. Spent a whole day on this site and passed my test.
A great website.
Great test to check you are up to speed
Not bad 42 out 50
43/50 good or bad
fail you need 47 to pass
Phew 50/50 fingers crossed I pass!
Good test 49/50. Do wet chemical extinguishers still exist? Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) now surely. Ex fire safety trainer.
yes they do, we’ve got one in our commercial kitchen
First attemt 35-50, second attemt 41-50, third attemt 49-50, fourth attemt 50-50. It helps to understand if you keep doing the test over time, but is the exam going to be thesame as this mock test? If not then im in trouble, my exam tommorow. Please let me know. Thanks. Ed
48 is that pass
46 of 50 not bad for first try and thats for someone who has never worked on site do propper test soon hope i do better then i did in this one 🙂
Who can tell me:how many scores we get can pass the exam?
45 to pass
45 out of 50 then you pass. I’ve done the exam 3 days ago. i scored 46 out of 50 and i passed.
47/50 isn’t bad for 1st time, but that’s a pass anyways………. I’ll crack it next week hopefully like ……wish everyone luck doing there’s 🙂
Hmm, 40/50, that’s why I’m a programmer I guess, not really safe for me on a construction zone without reading up on it.
Good test though, very interesting & useful, nice job.
yep,good stuff,very helpful
46/50 not bad for my fist try
Very useful thank you
Thanx i got 48. Think im ready to do the test
How many do you need to score to pass the test?
you need to get at least 47 out of 50 to pass
Thanks this is very helpful done this two times got 48 first time then 50 second time and you need to get 48 out of 50 to pass as they are health and safety questions so you need to know them 46 is a fail im afraid
45 to pass, you need 90% correct
very useful insight 46/50 is this enough to pass the exam?
50/50 thankyou for this test hope i get the same in my test tomorrow
Very helpful done 50 out of 50 3 times hope the test is as good
Very helpful 47 out of 50 do hope i well pass my test
Great test thanks, scored 47, going into real test in an hour, let’s hope I’ve done enough.
Very helpful 50 out of 50 hope i do well in the test
Very helpful 46 out of 50 hope I do that well in the test!
you have to get 47 out of 50 to pass
Thank you very helpful and handy .
Great start for any person just starting his work on construction. Hope i will pass my test now. 🙂 THANK YOU
Very good 49/50
thankyou very helpful and good =) hopefully i pass now =)
Was the test easy
Just done my test today 16/4/2015 and the test was a doddle all the answers are right there in the revision that your going to or your doing trust me ! The test is just worded slightly differently but the answers are the same.
Just done my test 16/4/2015 and the test was a doddle all the answers are right there in the revision that your going or doing trust me
what is the past rate
45 or above
47 Out of ’50 thats what ive been told
I scored 50 out of 50
Hi. Really worried about the fire extinguisher questions. Can’t seem to get my head around them? Any suggestions? Cheers
I have my test on Friday and been using this website for revision hope all goes well for me
A lot if it is just common sense.
How many do you need to get right to pass the test.
Found this helpful revising
got my test tomorrow 11/9/2019. Any advise please? thanks
Just taken HS&E test for operatives on Friday and failed it I’m 63 yrs old and I’m not very good on a computer anyone got any tips to pass it as my job Say’s I must have to keep my job ???PS and found the test wasn’t long enough is it I’m to OLD ????????GIT ?
My progression went 47, 49, 48 and 50 lol could not stop until I maxed. It’s good the way the questions mix up and change slighty each time you have a go. Good tool to build confidence.
50 out of 50 5 times
does anyone know if the real test is a multiple choice test like this? i have my test tommorrow