This free GED practice test will help you prepare for the real exam. We have sample questions covering all four GED subjects, so you can get your GED faster. Practice tests will help you to get familiar with the content and technology that is applied in the GED® exam. Choose one of the practice tests to start.

Math Practice the GED Test

RLA Practice for the GED Test

Social Studies Practice for the GED Test

Science Practice for the GED Test

There’s a huge difference between passive studying and active test-taking. Taking practice tests will put your knowledge into action, as well as help you gauge your progress and identify which areas you need to focus on more.

These tests are not full tests and they are not intended to determine readiness to take the GED test. However, they will help you get familiar with the content and technology that is applied in the GED exam.

Make sure to score your tests and understand the answer explanations. If you make a mistake or don’t know a question, you should write that one down in a notebook so you can go back to it and fill in the gaps in your knowledge.

Practice tests are highly useful tools to identify your strengths and weaknesses. Don’t worry if you don’t pass the practice test at the first try. That’s totally okay. Because practice makes perfect, right? So keep learning!

By using practice tests and online classes, you can get ready for the GED test in just a few months! But of course, you’ll need the proper resources.

The 3 Secret Keys to GED® Test Success

  • Time is Your Greatest Enemy
  • Prepare. Don’t Procrastinate
  • Test Yourself over and over again

You should use these GED practice tests to examine your level of knowledge and skills before you start learning for the GED test. The points you are scoring on a practice test will give you a pretty good idea which specific subjects you need to learn, and which field you may skip. This allows you to optimally use your preparation time because you only need to go through the subject matter that you don’t master.

Math Formulas are allowed

The Mathematical Reasoning test contains a formula sheet, which displays formulas relating to geometric measurement and certain algebra concepts. Formulas are provided to test takers so that they may focus on the application, rather than the memorization, of formulas. Math formulas for the GED test are here.

Lower Scores Required For Passing GED® Test

In March 2016, the minimally required score to pass each of the four GED subtests was adjusted from 150 to 145 on a 100-200 scale. Apparently, the bar was raised too high, so this was adjusted. Successful completion of the GED exam will bring on new work opportunities and open up doors to colleges and universities. On a yearly basis, more than 500,000 people complete the GED exam, and you could be one of them.

Basic computer skills required to pass the GED test

You need to know how to work with a mouse, tabs, keyboarding, basic word processing, access online calculator/formula sheet, and highlight textNo longer are most test items full with multiple choice questions with four or five options, essay-style answering is the new standard.

Price of the GED test

In most states, the GED exam fee is $120 for all four subtests, and retesting is $30 per subject, although costs vary. Maryland, for example, charges $45 for the entire battery, and in Arkansas, you pay $16 for all four parts of the GED examination. In New York and three more states, the high school equivalency exam (TASC in New York) is free (residents only), and there are also states that charge more than the usual amount. But regardless of the fee, let’s prepare you for the exam so you can pass all four tests in one take.

The GED Ready® practice test

GEDReady™ (The Official GED Practice Test) is the only practice test that tells students if they are likely to pass the real thing. Our practice tests are not related to the Official GED Practice Test™ produced and distributed by the American Council on Education (ACE) and the GED Testing Service. ACE and GED Testing Service LLC have not approved, authorized, endorsed, or been involved in the development of, or licensed the substantive content of these practice tests.

Who can take the GED test?

Regulations vary by state, but in general, you qualify to sit for the GED exam if you:textual-evidence-for-predictions

  • Are at least 18 years old. If you are 16 or 17, you must have an approved age waiver.
  • Are not enrolled any other school program, and have not already received a high school diploma.
  • Have a valid, current, government-issued photo ID such as a driver’s license. Other examples of acceptable ID include passports, U.S. Military ID, certain Tribal IDs, and Mexican Consular IDs.

The GED certificate or diploma is the equivalency of a regular High School Diploma and is accepted by virtually all government organizations, recruiters, employers, and schools of higher education in North America. The GED exam is designed to determine the educational level of applicants at a level that compares to that of graduating high school seniors. Students who successfully complete the GED test will receive the GED or HSE (high school equivalency) Diploma or Certificate.

The new GED®

The latest edition of the GED test was rolled out across the U.S. in January 2014. The GED exam went through its biggest renovation since it was introduced in 1942, and to remain a reliable option to determine a student’s capacities, the program standards have gone up.

What is new in the GED test?

The GED exam has always been subject to evaluation every ten years, but this time, the changes have been drastic. These changes are geared towards aligning the exam with the needs of the job market and satisfying college requirements. These changes are mainly:

  •    Moving from paper and pencil testing to a computer-based system.
  •    Moving from multiple choice questions to questions that call for an analytical and descriptive type of answers. Even math, in the new set-up, is interactive.
  •    Overall, the candidate has to demonstrate the ability to look at issues critically, particularly in Social Studies.

GED Passing Score

Keep in mind that, to get a positive GED® test score, you need to answer at least 65% of all questions in every subject area correctly. The 2014 Series of the GED exam includes four separate subtests (modules) that are measured on a scale from 100 to 200. The passing score was initially 150-200 but this was adjusted to 145-200 in early 2016. Averaging is not an option, you need to score at least 145 points on each of the four tests, so at least 580 in total.

The new changes to the GED exam will greatly benefit potential employers. There has always been the danger of getting employees with academic certificates but who are unable to fit well in the work environment. The new GED® exam is set to address that weakness. A productive employee is one who can analyze situations and come up with appropriate solutions. Likewise, post-secondary educational institutions want to welcome students who have what it takes to appreciate more complex matters and even do research. Since the beginning of 2014, there are two alternatives to the GED available in the U.S., the TASC and HiSET exams. These tests are (in most states that use them) offered both on paper and on a computer, and the come with their own different scoring systems.

No Online GED, TASC, or HiSET Testing

What everyone needs to know is that some unscrupulous people try to con candidates. So please be aware that you can only take the exam when you present yourself in person in an accredited examination center. Anyone purporting to offer the GED test, HiSET, or TASC test online is a con.

Websites that offer the GED (or the TASC-HiSET) exam (or the diploma) online are just trying to steal your money. GED-HiSET-TASC ‘diplomas’ or ‘certificates’ obtained over the internet have absolutely no value and will surely not be accepted by schools or potential employers! Don’t waste your money!

The GED Alternatives: TASC and HiSET

The TASC and HiSET tests have five tests. Here, the Language section contains two separate tests on writing and reading. The TASC and HiSET exams don’t have the same scoring table like the GED test.