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NBSTSA CST Exam
The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Exam consists of 200 questions. You’ll be tested on 175 of them, 25 are just pretest questions that don’t impact your score. You won’t know which ones are scored or unscored questions on test day.
The CST exam is broken down into the following sections, according to the CST Exam Content Outline:
I. Peri-Operative Care (91 items)
- Pre-Operative Preparation (18 items)
- Intra-Operative Procedures (61 items)
- Post-Operative Procedures (12 items)
II. Ancillary Duties (26 items)
- Administrative and Personnel (9 items)
- Equipment Sterilization and Maintenance (17 items)
III. Basic Science (33 items)
- Anatomy and Physiology (20 items)
- Microbiology (6 items)
- Surgical Pharmacology (7 items)