For adults who couldn’t finish their high school education, the GED® test is a great pathway to a college education, a better job, job promotion, and a better life in general.
The GED (General Education Development) exam is fully computerized and made up of four independent subtests (modules) in Mathematical Reasoning (Math), Reasoning through Language Arts (Language), Social Studies, and Science.
The subtests may be taken individually and test scores count, in most states, for a two-year period.
Across the four subtests, you can find a number of question formats such as multiple-choice, short-answer, drop-down, fill-in-the-blank, hot spot, and GED test-takers need to write an essay (extended response).
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Their FREE practice tests for the GED exam will help you prepare for the real test.
After practicing for the GED exam, you will feel more prepared and confident.
What’s on the GED Test-Math
The Mathematical Reasoning Practice Tests include GED sample questions from 6 significant categories: Number Sense, Geometry, Statistics, Pre Algebra, Algebra, and Graphing.
Twenty-five math practice tests are ranging from 10 to 30 questions. We start with easy practice questions, and then the difficulty of the questions increases gradually.
During the GED Math test, you are allowed to use an on-screen scientific calculator; you should also use this kind of calculator during practice tests.
TIP: you can use the scientific calculator on your iPhone or Android smartphone. To access the scientific calculator on your smartphone, all you have to do is open the Calculator app. Next, turn your phone to landscape mode.
My Career Tools’ GED practice exams are similar to what’s on the GED test. The following categories appear the most frequently on the Math GED test (we included them in our practice tests).
- Order fractions and decimals. Order them on a number line.
- Apply rules of exponents in numerical expressions.
- Calculate unit rates.
- Find the area and perimeter of triangles and rectangles.
- Find the area and circumference of circles.
- Identify a function in a table or graph.
The GED Mathematical Reasoning Test contains 41 questions + 5 simple questions that you need to solve without a calculator.
GED Test-Social Studies
The Social Studies GED Practice tests include questions from 4 main categories: Civics & Government, U.S. History, Economics, and World History. Social Studies practice tests are divided into smaller tests with 10, 15, and 25 questions. There are also 2 GED Social Studies Practice Tests with a timer.
Similar to the real test, the Social Studies practice test includes so-called open book questions. It means that you are evaluated on understanding rather than recall and memorization. You’ll also need to understand a few relevant historical documents. You’ll find questions about the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and landmark Supreme Court cases.
Additionally, you’ll find at least one practical document on the social studies test. That means a tax form, voter guide, political speech, or some other documents that are important to you, as a citizen.
During the GED Social Studies Test, students are frequently asked to:
- Analyze information presented visually, for example, in maps, tables, charts, etc.
- Determine the difference between fact and opinion.
- Put historical events in chronological order and understand the order of steps in social studies processes (for example, how a bill becomes a law).
The GED Social Studies Test contains 36 questions.
GED Practice Test-Science
The Science GED practice test includes questions from 3 major categories: Life Science, Physics, and Chemistry. Science practice tests are divided into smaller tests with 10, 15, and 25 questions. There are also 2 GED Science practice tests with a timer. The questions on the GED Science subtest are open-book questions. Most things that students need for answering the Science questions are provided in the given resources.
Students can solve some 90 percent of the questions found in the Science section by using only the data and information provided in the charts, graphs, and passages.
During the GED Science test, students are frequently asked to
- Analyze visual and numerical scientific presentations (for example, tables, diagrams, etc.).
- Analyze written scientific presentations.
- identify and refine hypotheses for scientific investigations.
- identify and explained why the evidence supports the proposed claim or solution.
- define relationships among graphs or diagrams.
Your success on the GED Science test is determined in large part by the answer to a single question: can you as a student read a chart or table. Use My Career Tools’ Science practice tests to improve these skills. The GED Science test contains 35 questions.
GED Practice Test- Language Arts
The Reasoning Through Language Arts test includes questions from 3 major categories: Reading Comprehension, Grammar, and Writing. Language Arts practice tests are divided into smaller tests with 10, 15, and 25 questions. Because during the GED Language Arts test you will be asked to write an essay, we also included questions related to essay writing.
There are also 2 Language Arts practice tests with a timer. Reading comprehension (reading for meaning) is vital in this test. You’ll get the most mileage out of learning if you read the passages more effectively.
In the GED Language Arts section, students generally must be able to:
- Bring order in events sequences in texts.
- Distinguish between connotative and denotative meanings of words.
- Identify transitional phrases and/or words within texts.
- Determine subject-verb disagreements.
- Determine correct punctuation issues.
Also, make sure that you answer all of the questions. Students have never scored a single point on the GED test for reading a passage. You have to, of course, answer the question. The GED Reasoning through Language Arts test contains 40 questions + an essay.
Why Should You Take GED Practice Tests?
GED 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 reason, 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 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?
Frequently Asked Questions
How much is a GED practice test?
Usually, GED Ready® practice tests are free. The GED Ready Practice test, however, costs $6 per subject test and you can buy it on the website GED.com.
What’s on the 2019 GED test?
GED test 2019 requires that you pass the four subject tests in Math, Social Studies, Science, and Language Arts. In several states, you also need to pass a Civics test.
Can I take my GED test online for free?
First of all, you need to take the GED test in an official GED testing center. There is no online testing option for the GED test or for the alternatives HiSET and TASC. The price of the GED test is, in most states, around $30 per subject test or $120 in total. You need to pass four subject tests that may be taken one at a time. There are four states that subsidize high school equivalency testing completely, some do so partially, and in some states, the fee is higher.