What Are Chemistry Regents Examinations?


Chemistry Regents examinations are standardized tests that are administered by the state of New York for the purpose of checking high school students' competency at chemistry. In order to graduate high school in New York, students as of 2012 are required to pass at least one science exam, including chemistry.

Regent exams are offered in June, August and January to students who have completed a chemistry course within New York State. The exam is three hours long, and covers fundamental chemistry topics such as bonding, balancing equations and the periodic table. The exam is made up of three parts. Part one is multiple choice, part two is made up of multiple choice and short written responses, and part three is short essay questions.