Updated Aug. 3, 2016. Take advantage of these new and free practice tests to get prepared for the GED® Test, and also the TASC and HiSET tests.
You can choose to practice for the GED (HiSET-TASC) tests with timed tests or without, or choose practice tests that are focused on specific topics such as Math Fractions. Our practice tests are generally used to examine an applicant’s level of knowledge and skills before a course starts. The most effective way to develop your test taking and time management skills is to put them to work through practice tests and simulations.
Practice Tests with A Timer
- Math Practice Test, Timed
- Literacy (Reasoning through Language Arts) Practice Tests, Timed
- Science Practice Tests, Timed
- Social Studies Practice Tests, Timed
This is the 2016 edition of MyCareerTools’ practice tests for the HiSET, GED test, and TASC tests. We have practice tests with 10, 15, 25 and 50 questions. Our practice tests with a timer will build your confidence and your time management skills. On the official GED test you have just 2.3 minute to answer each GED test question. That is real pressure. Practice under the same pressure and increase your confidence. Keep in mind that GED test Ready™ (The Official GED Practice Test) is the only practice test built to tell a student if they are likely to pass the real thing.
These 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.
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 TASC-HiSET-GED test are here. Taking practice tests is very important because they indicate what your knowledge gaps are. On this page you will find links to our free Practice Tests to get you all set for the real thing.
Please keep in mind that they are not full tests and that they are not intended to determine readiness to take the TASC, HiSET, or GED® test. They will help you to get familiar with the content and technology that is applied in the TASC, HiSET, and GED® test.
The 3 Secret Keys to GED-TASC-HiSET Success:
- Time is Your Greatest Enemy
- Prepare, Don’t Procrastinate
- Test Yourself over and over again
Practice tests are generally used to examine an applicant’s level of knowledge and skills before a course starts. 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 subject areas 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.
Why should I take practice tests to get ready for the HiSET-TASC-GED test?
- Specific subject practice tests will give you a pretty good idea whether you master the content of that subject. If you are, for example, studying geography, you can take a geography pre-test to find out if you are understanding geography topics well, or whether you need to study more.
- Passing the geography pre-test indicates that you may skip that part of the course, but if most geography questions cause you difficulty, you will need to repeat our video geography lessons over and over again.
- Practice tests are very helpful to measure real learning and pre-tests will also teach you how to concentrate on key issues, and disregard irrelevant or less important things.
- Practice tests are great to identify what knowledge gaps you have but that you hadn’t expected. This knowledge will help you make strategic decisions about which subject lessons you really need.
- Practice tests are highly effective tools to identify your strengths and weaknesses. If you manage to use the provided information in a wise way, you will be able to create your own efficient study plan.
Our MyCareerTools GED-HiSET-TASC practice tests are additionally good for self-evaluation. Self-evaluation may be important, because what we THINK we do may not be exactly the same as what we REALLY do. For this treason we all may benefit from regular self-evaluation. Professionals who need to perform under a lot of stress, such as politicians, fighter pilots, and top athletes, often perform self-evaluation on a regular basis. Frequently they will review videos that show their own performances in order to identify how and where they should improve.
Here are a few questions that you may consider to ask yourself:
– What is the real effort you put into the test, and in what time did you take the test?
– On what parts did you perform well, and where could you have done better?
– What should you undertake to improve your score?
– What did taking this test teach you most?
About the GED Test
Price of the GED Test. In most states, the GED exam fee is $120 for all 4 tests, and re-testing is $30 per subject, although the cost varies. 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. Preparation is key.
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. The new GED test program allows you to take one of the four tests (‘modules’) at a time. Prepare for one section, pass that test, and move ahead to the next part. Your scores are valid for two years.
The GED® passing score is now 145 instead of 150
The GED exam changed and many people prefer to prepare for the exam by taking online GED classes or courses. Here you will find all information about the new GED exam (2014 Series). In March 2016, the minimum required score to pass the four tests was adjusted from 150 to 145 on a 100-200 scale. Apparently, the bar was raised too high so this was adjusted. Read more here.
The new GED exam is computer based and made up of FOUR tests:
- Reasoning through Language Arts (reading and writing combined). Students need to be able to understand longer passages (400-900 words), read faster, and scan for important information. Time schedule: Reasoning through Language Arts will take: 150 minutes (including a 10-minute break)
- Mathematical Reasoning. Students have access to an embedded calculator, the TI-30xs. Mathematical Reasoning is 115 minutes
- Science. The test contains : 40% Life science, 40% physical science, and 20% Earth/Space science. Science is 90 minutes
- Social Studies. The test contains: 50% Civics and government, 20% United States history, 15% economics, and 15% geography and the world. Social Studies is 90 minutes
HiSET and TASC exams include five tests as the section ‘Literacy’ is split up ina reading and a writing test.
Students need basic computer skills: mouse, tabs, keyboarding, basic word processing, access on-line calculator/formula sheet, highlight text. No longer are most test items full with multiple choice with four options, essay-style answering is the new standard.
To get proper education, the government allows and expects students to go through the education system and ultimately acquire a High School diploma. GED test classes do not cross anyone’s mind at this time. When young people successfully graduate from high school, doors of colleges and universities open for them and they are able to advance their education and get job training in various institutions. Unfortunately, some people get off the trail and later find it difficult to join the job market. That is where the GED test comes in, both in Canada and the US.
What is new in the current GED test?
The GED examination has always been subject to evaluation every 10 years, but this time, the changes have been actually drastic. These changes are geared towards aligning the examination with the needs of the job market. These changes are mainly:
- Moving from the paper and pencil mode of writing the examination to a computer-based system.
- Moving from multiple choice questions to questions that call for analytical and descriptive type of answers. Even math, in the new set-up, is interactive.
- Overall, the candidate has to demonstrate ability to look at issues critically, particularly in Social Studies.
How does the GED work?
This is easy. For those who read and write well, what they need to be versed in is Math, Science and Social Studies. These are the areas the GED has always tested. Even when the examination is reviewed every 10 years, the four (in former versions five) areas of testing have remained the same. Recently, the examination has received an overhaul, and though the testing areas are still intact, other aspects of the examination have drastically been altered.
Who can take the TASC, HiSET, or GED test? Regulations vary by state, but in general you qualify to sit for the TASC, GED, or HiSET examination if you:
- 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 ID’s, and Mexican Consular ID’s
The GED, TASC, and HiSET certificate or diploma is the equivalency of a regular High School Diploma, and is accepted by virtually all government organizations, recruiters, employers and colleges in the United States.
A good study routine and adequate preparation are essential factors in becoming confident for exams. Nothing can replace being well prepared. Try thinking positively and challenge your negative thoughts about your ability to perform in exams. Do you know these lyrics?
“A little thing called confidence
There’s no job too immense when you’ve got
You’ll be surprised what you can do
If you will only try”
Elvis Presley “Clambake”