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GED Practice Tests are the best way to prepare for your GED exam. Test-Guide.com's free GED sample questions provide you with an opportunity to assess how well you are prepared for the actual GED exam.  

Our sample quizzes are free, don't require you to register, and include immediate scoring and answer explanations.

Try Test-Guide's free GED practice tests or one of the other sample exams from our directory of Free GED Practice Tests listed below. 

GED Practice Tests from Test-Guide.com

GED Practice Test Math 

GED Math Practice Quiz 1
GED Math Practice Quiz 2
GED Math Practice Quiz 3
GED Math Practice Quiz 4
GED Math Practice Quiz 5

GED Math Practice Test Pool 1 (Note: These math questions are randomized, so please take the quiz multiple times.)
GED Math Practice Test Pool 2 (Note: These math questions are randomized, so please take the quiz multiple times.)

GED Practice Test Reasoning Through Language Arts

Reading Comprehension
GED Language Arts Reading Practice Test 1 
GED Language Arts Reading Practice Test 2
GED Language Arts Reading Practice Test 3
GED Language Arts Reading Practice Test 4
GED Language Arts Reading Practice Test 5
GED Language Arts Reading Practice Test 6

Writing/Language Conventions and Usage

GED Language Arts Writing Practice Test 1
GED Language Arts Writing Practice Test 2
GED Language Arts Writing Practice Test 3
GED Language Arts Writing Practice Test 4
GED Language Arts Writing Practice Test 5
GED Language Arts Writing Practice Test 6

GED Practice Test Science

GED Science Practice Test

GED Practice Test Social Studies

GED Social Studies Practice Test

Test-Guide.com's sample GED questions are an excellent way to study for your upcoming GED exams.  Our sample tests require no registration (or payment!).  The questions are categorized based on the GED test outline and are immediately scored at the end of the quiz.  Once you are finished with the quiz, you will be presented with a score report which includes a complete rationale (explanation) for every question you got wrong.  We will be adding more sample test questions in the near future, so please come back often.  If you like these GED practice questions, please make sure to like us on facebook!

GED Practice Tests from Other Providers

Please note:  Test-Guide.com did not create any of the following practice tests, and cannot vouch for their quality.

Official GED Practice Test from GEDtestingservice.com  - This is an official free practice test that is 1/4 length of actual ged exam.  Please note that scoring is not included, you must select the "review explanation" button on each question to see if you got it correct. 

Total Solution for the GED Test (PDF) – Book from REA.com that is specific to the latest version of the GED exam. Includes full length printable GED practice test.

Peterson’s Free GED Sample Questions
– Peterson’s, a test preparation publisher, provides free sample GED questions.

McGraw Hill's Online Practice Tests:

Please contact us to let us know whether you found any of these practice tests useful, or if you have another provider to recommend.

GED Test Overview

Review our infographic for information on how to pass your GED.

How to pass your GED Exam opt

In 2014 the format of the GED was changed.  The new GED test consists of 4 separate content areas: Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA), Mathematical Reasoning, Science and Social Studies.  The test is designed as a high school equivalency test - if you pass the GED, then you are assumed to have an education equivalent to a typical high school graduate. The details of the subject exams are shown below:

Reasoning Through Language Arts

The Reasoning through Language Arts (RLA) Exam is 150 minutes long.  The exam is broken down into three sections.  One of the sections is a 45 minute extended response (essay).  The other two sections (35 and 60 minutes) present questions that include multiple choice, drop-down, short answer and others.  Students are also given a 10 minute break during the test. Students are presented short (400 to 900 words long) reading passages and asked a variety of reading comprehension questions.  About 75% of the reading passages are informational, while the other 25% are literary.  The texts vary in complexity with a focus on career and college-ready reading.

The topics covered in the test include:

  • Reading for meaning
  • Identifying and creating arguments
  • Grammar and language

The RLA exam assesses a student's ability to:

  • read, write, edit, and understand written English
  • understand, interpret, and answer questions based on reading passages
  • utilize evidence to support an argument
  • understand (at a college ready level) basic English skills

Science

The GED Science test is 90 minutes long.  There are approximately 40 questions (multiple choice, drop-down and other question types).  Your test may include two short answer questions that could take 10 minutes each to complete. You also may use a TI-30XS calculator on this section.

The topics covered in the test include:

  • Reading for meaning in science
  • Designing and interpreting science experiments
  • Using numbers and graphics

The specific scientific areas covered include:

  • Life science (40%)
  • Physical science (40%)
  • Earth and space science (20%)

The skills measured in the science exam include:

  • Reading and writing in science (30%)
  • Science concepts (40%)
  • Mathematical reasoning in science (30%)

 Mathematical Reasoning

The GED math exam is 115 minutes long.  There are approximately 49 questions (multiple choice, drop down, and other formats).  The exam is broken down into two sections.  You are allowed to use a TI-30XS calculator for the second section, but not the first. You will also be provided with a math formula reference sheet  - so you don't need to memorize math formulas!

The main topics covered include:

  • Basic math
  • Geometry
  • Basic algebra
  • Graphs and functions

The GED math test assess a student's abilities in:

  • Algebraic problem-solving (55%)
  • Quantitative problem-solving (45%)

Social Studies

The GED Social Studies exam is 70 minutes long. There are approximately 44 questions (multiple choice, drop down, and other formats). Students are allowed to use a TI-30XS calculator.

The main topics covered include:

  • Reading for meaning
  • Analyzing historical events and arguments
  • Using numbers and graphs

Student's reasoning skills are measured in three areas:

  • Social Studies and concepts (33%)
  • Reading and writing in Social Studies (33%)
  • Mathematical reasoning in Social Studies (33%)

The four main content areas include:

  • Civics and government (50%)
  • US History (20%)
  • Economics (15%)
  • Geography and the world (15%)

GED Study Tips

FOCUS

Best way to prepare is to study smart:

  • Understand what’s on each of the four tests (math, reading, science, and English and language usage)
  • Focus on the material you’re not good at
  • Develop a flexible study schedule
  • Study when you are most alert

TIME

The GED is a timed exam.  To finish the exam, you  need to keep pace.  Answer each question in less than this amount of time:

  • Reasoning through Language Arts: 1 min 30 sec
  • Mathematical Reasoning: 2 min 20 sec
  • Science: 2 min 15 sec
  • Social Studies: 1 min 35 sec

PRACTICE

Practice makes perfect. Take as many practice exams as possible:

  • Fully understand all the questions you get wrong
  • Tackle one section of the exam at a time
  • Take exams with self-imposed time limits

There are many benefits of preparing for your GED exam with practice tests.  Studying for your GED test using sample questions is one of the most effective study practices you can use.  The advantages of using sample GED tests include:

  • Concentrating Your Study - As you take more and more sample tests you begin to get a feel for the topics that you know well and the areas that you are weak on.  Many students waste a lot of valuable study time by reviewing material that they are good at (often because it is easier or makes them feel better).  The most effective way to study is to concentrate on the areas that you need help on
  • Understanding the Test Format - Every standardized test has its own unique format.  As you take practice GED tests you will become comfortable with the format of the actual GED test.  Once the test day arrives you will have no surprises!
  • Increasing Your Speed - The GED exams are all timed.  Although most students who take the GED feel that there is sufficient time, taking the GED practice tests with self-imposed timers help you budget your time effectively.
  • Strengthening Your Problem Solving Abilities - As you practice with our sample questions, and review the provided explanations, you will increase your ability to solve problems.  Solid problem solving skills will be crucial for you to achieve a passing score on your GED exams, especially the GED mathematics portion.

TEST DAY

BRING

  • Photo ID – non-expired and government issued
  • Calculator – TI-30XS only

DON'T BRING

  • Notepads – you’ll be given 3 erasable note boards and markers
  • Personal items – including purses and backpacks
  • Electronics – no phones, un-approved calculators, or smart watches
  • Food/Drink – unless medically necessary

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Arrival – at least 15 minutes before appointment
  • Memorize? – No, you will be provided a formula reference sheet
  • Breaks – 10 minute break between subjects
  • Issues – raise your hand if you need to leave your seat, or for technical issues

The GED now has two score levels: GED Passing Score and GED with Honors.  The GED Passing Score is the minimum score that demonstrates high school equivalent skills and abilities.  The GED with Honors score demonstrates that the test taker is ready for a career and/or college.

The GED test is delivered on a computer and scoring is available on the same day.  In most states you can take the same subject test up to three times without an additional waiting time.  If you don't pass one of the GED subject tests after three attempts, you will be required to wait an additional 60 days before you try again.

GED Scores

Each of the GED subject tests are scored on a scaled level from 100 to 200 points.  A passing score is 145 for each subject.  Your GED scores are further categorized as shown below:

 Score Range Category Notes
 100 - 144 Below Passing  Does not demonstrate the skills of a typical high school graduate
145 - 164 GED Passing Score  Demonstrates the skills of a graduating high school senior
165 - 174 GED College Ready  Demonstrates the skills of a graduating high school senior at a level indicating career and college-level readiness
175 - 200 GED College Ready + Credit  Demonstrates college readiness and may be eligible for up to 10 college credit hours

FAQ

Can you get a GED online?

No, you can NOT receive a GED (or HiSET or TASC) certificate online.  You may only receive your GED by testing in-person at a state approved testing facility.  You can, however, prepare for the GED exam with online courses and practice tests.  In addition, you can receive your high school diploma online by taking approved high school courses.

What do you have to score on the GED test to pass?

You need to score at least 145 on each of the GED's subject tests.  In addition, you need a total score of 580 across the four test subjects in order to pass - and received your GED test credential.

How is the GED test scored?

Each of the GED subject tests is scored on a scale of 100-200 points.  The test score is first determined by calculating your raw score, and then determining a scaled score.  The raw GED Score is calculated by giving you 1 point for each correct answer and 0 points for each incorrect answer.  Your raw score is then “equated” to derive a scaled score.  A scaled score reduces the impact of different test versions and the students who take specific versions.

How do I prepare for the GED test?

There a few strategies you should use to prepare for the GED.  The first approach is to make sure you know what is on the exam. The second strategy is to make sure you manage your time on the exam. The final strategy is to practice - take as many timed practice exams as possible.

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