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Free TASC Practice Tests

Use our free TASC practice tests to prepare for your upcoming TASC exam. The TASC test covers five subject areas: math, reading, writing, social studies and science.

The DRC|CTB developed and administers the TASC test to help certify that students have the knowledge and skills equivalent to graduating high school seniors.

Reviewing actual TASC questions and answers is an effective way to study for your high school equivalency exams.  Our free TASC sample tests provide you with an opportunity to assess how well you are prepared for the actual TASC test, and then concentrate on the areas you need work on.

Summary: Take one of our free TASC practice tests below.’s sample TASC questions are an excellent way to study for your upcoming TASC exams. Our sample tests require no registration (or payment!). The questions are categorized based on the TASC 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. 

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TASC Study Resources

In preparing for your TASC exam, you may find these resources helpful:

TASC Math Sample QuestionsOfficial math sample questions from the developers of the exam.TASC
TASC Reading Sample QuestionsOfficial reading sample questions from the developers of the exam.TASC
TASC Writing Sample QuestionsOfficial writing sample questions from the developers of the exam.TASC
TASC Science Sample QuestionsOfficial science sample questions from the developers of the exam.TASC
TASC Social Studies QuestionsOfficial social studies sample questions from the developers of the exam.TASC
GED Sample QuestionsSimilar test to the TASC. Additional practice if needed.Test-Guide

TASC Practice Test Benefits

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

  • Increasing Your Speed – All of the TASC exams are timed. Although most students who take the TASC feel that there is sufficient time, taking the practice tests with self-imposed timers help you budget your time effectively.
  • Understanding the Test Format – Every standardized test has its own unique format…and the TASC exam is no different. As you take practice tests you will become comfortable with the format of the actual TASC test. Once the test day arrives you will have no surprises!
  • Focus 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.

TASC Exam Overview

The TASC exam covers the following five test areas:

An image showing an overview of the TASC exam


Time Limit: Section 1 – 55 Minutes. Section 2 – 50 Minutes. Total Time – 105 Minutes

Subjects Covered: The TASC math exam covers the following areas: algebra, functions, geometry, number operations, quantity, and statistics/probability.

Number of Questions:42 (computer-based) or 43 (paper-based).

Overview: The TASC math test includes word problems using real-world situations. Students are presented problems that includes diagrams, charts, graphs, and tables. Calculators are allowed in the first part of the exam but not for the second section.


Time Limit: 75 Minutes

Subjects Covered: The TASC reading exam covers the following areas: comprehension, analysis, application, and synthesis.

Number of Questions:48 (computer-based) or 49 (paper-based).

Overview: The TASC reading exam tests the student’s ability to understand information presented in reading passages. The reading passages may include excerpts from: novels, short stories, newspapers, magazines, poetry, drama, and business documents. Questions may include multiple-choice, constructed-response, or technology-enhanced questions.


Time Limit: 105 Minutes (includes 45 minutes for essay writing)

Subjects Covered: The TASC writing exam covers the following areas: organization, sentence structure, usage, mechanics, and contexts.

Number of Questions:50 (computer-based) or 51 (paper-based).

Overview: The TASC writing exam measures how well a student can identify and correct errors in written text. Errors will include sentence structure, usage, mechanics, and organization. Similar to the reading exam, the question types include multiple choice, constructed response and technology-enabled. Students are also required to write an essay.

Social Studies

Time Limit: 75 Minutes

Subjects Covered: The TASC social studies exam covers the following areas: U.S. History, World History, Civics and Government, Economics, and Geography.

Number of Questions:48 (computer-based) or 49 (paper-based).

Overview: The TASC social studies exam assesses a student’s understanding of the basic principles of history, economics, geography, civics, and government. Students are presented with written passages, graphs, illustrations, and charts.


Time Limit: 85 minutes

Subjects Covered: The TASC science test covers the following areas: Earth and space sciences, physical sciences, and life sciences.

Number of Questions:48 (computer-based) or 49 (paper-based).

Overview: The TASC science test requires students to recall and apply knowledge and skills, and reason with scientific information. Questions will present graphs, maps, tables, figures, and charts.

TASC States and Test Locations

The TASC high school equivalency exams are recognized in the following states:

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Mississippi
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming

Other states may recognize other high school equivalency credentials such as the GED or HiSET

TASC Scores

Each of the five TASC subject tests are score independently. Students must score at least 500 to pass a subject test. Additionally, a student must get at least a 2 out of 8 on the writing prompt. A student passes the overall TASC exam when they receive a passing score on each of the 5 subject tests. If a student does not pass a specific subject area, they are allowed to only retest that subject.

Scores are available within 24 hours after taking a computer based test. For paper and pencil test takers, the scores may take as long as 10 business days to be reported.


The TASC test is used to examine a candidates knowledge levels when compared to those of graduating high school seniors. The test is available in both English and Spanish. The test can also be taken via pen and paper or online format.

The TASC exam covers five test areas – mathematics, reading, writing, social studies, and science. Try a free TASC practice test to see how you fair on different TASC subjects.

One of the best ways to get ready for a standardized test is by taking practice tests. Our free TASC practice tests will challenge you in all aspects of the TASC. Our free practice tests also include answer explanations to help you better understand the material and do better on the TASC.

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