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1. Approved by GED Testing Service

Get the only free practice test certified by the people who give the 2024 GED test. Find out if you are test-ready with sample pretest questions. Your free practice tests will convert to an actual GED score.

What types of questions are on the test?

  • Multiple choice
  • Drag and drop
  • Hotspot
  • Fill in the blank
  • Short answer
  • Extended response

How long will it take to complete the free practice test?

We include two types of free practice tests. One has 10 sample questions for each subject from the GED or HiSET tests and takes 10 to 15 minutes to complete. The second free practice test includes actual questions from the GED and HiSET tests plus a personal online tutor that figures out exactly what you need to study to pass. This takes longer to complete but will give you a plan to get your GED test in 6 weeks or less.

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2. Get a Personal GED Test Prep Plan

Essential Education’s approved practice tests will create a customized list of the skills you need to brush up on to pass the GED test. Included are GED practice tests and GED study guides. Don’t waste your time studying the wrong things. Printable practice tests and practice GED test practice worksheets are included for free.

The GED practice test will start with the easiest questions first and then move on to more difficult questions, so that we can get an accurate idea of your skill level. We’ll identify exactly what you need to study, and give you feedback every step of the way. You’ll have the option to skip any question by answering, “I’m not sure.”

First, we’ll look at the basic skills and then progress to more challenging skills and knowledge. For example, the reading GED practice test will include the comprehension, inference, and vocabulary questions you’ll need to pass the high school equivalency tests. For the math GED practice test, social studies GED practice test, writing GED practice test, and the science GED practice test, we’ll figure out what you already know so you don’t need to waste your time.

When you miss a question, we’ll put the skill you need to brush up on your personalized prep plan. By the end of the practice test, you’ll have a complete list of the exact skills you’ll need to do well on whatever high school equivalency test you choose to take. By identifying just the skills you need to brush up on, you shave months off your preparation.

If you don’t have time to complete the test, no worries. Your official practice test will automatically resume where you left off.

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3. Learn What’s On the Actual GED Test

Essential Education’s certified GED practice tests include the five subject areas that are measured on the GED test and HiSET exam: mathematics, science, social studies, reading, and writing. The approved practice tests are half the length of the actual tests. They are designed to predict your score on the actual tests and to show you what areas you need to brush up on.

The GED math practice test focuses on the fundamentals of mathematics, striking a balance of deeper conceptual understanding, procedural skill and fluency, and the ability to apply math fundamentals in realistic situations. A variety of item types are used in the test, including multiple-choice, drag-and-drop, hot spot, and fill-in-the-blank.

The GED reading test primarily focuses on comprehension because that is the best predictor for test readiness. The test uses a combination of academic and workplace texts. These texts reflect a range of complexity levels.

The GED writing practice test measures a candidate’s ability to demonstrate command of a foundational set of conventions of standard English that have been identified as most important for GED and HiSET readiness. This core set of skills includes essential components of grammar, usage, capitalization, and punctuation.

The GED science practice test focuses on the fundamentals of science reasoning, striking a balance of deeper conceptual understanding, procedural skill and fluency, and the ability to apply these fundamentals in realistic situations.

The GED social studies test concentrates on social studies reasoning skills by applying understanding of concepts, skills in procedures, and fluency of ideas. Using three content areas—life, physical, and earth and space science—the test requires the candidate to apply fundamental skills to realistic situations.

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4. Why Practice Tests Help You

There are three steps to passing the GED. The first is knowing what you need to learn. This is where certified practice tests really help. Our free online GED practice tests will not only give you experience with questions you will find on the actual test, but will be a good predictor of your score on the actual tests.

Step two is to design a study plan of what you need to brush up on to pass the tests. This is where our certified practice test can really help. It shows you examples of every skill that will be tested and then puts together a study plan for you to learn them. The result is that you spend less time studying and get higher scores on the tests.

Step three is to retake the practice tests to make sure you are ready. Our GED Academy online study program includes 24 practice tests for just $19.99 a month. Many of our students are able to get their high school equivalency diploma in 6 weeks or less.

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A Few Common Questions

What is the passing score for the GED Test?

To pass the GED Test, you will need to score a minimum of 145 out of 200 (at least 45% correct) on each of the four subjects. This equates to getting less than half of the questions correct.

There are three score levels you can earn on your test:

  1. GED Passing Score (145-164)
  2. GED College Ready (165-174)
  3. GED College Ready + Credit (175-200)

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Is the GED practice test harder than the actual test?

No, the GED practice test isn't harder. The practice test helps you identify your strengths and see which subjects you need to study more. It also gets you familiar with the format of the test questions so you feel more comfortable when taking the actual test.

How long is the GED practice test?

There is no time limit on the GED practice test. Take as long as you need!

How many times can you take the GED practice test?

You can take the GED practice test as many times as you want. Log in with the email address associated with your practice test account whenever you want to study. (No password is required.)

With our high school equivalency prep program, you gain access to unlimited practice tests and can retake them as many times as you need until you’re ready for test day. These tests are more detailed than our free and sample tests and fully prepare you to take the actual GED test. Students have access to Math, Science, Social Studies, Reading, and Writing practice tests.

Do I get a GED practice test PDF?

Yes! While the format for GED practice tests is digital, you do have the option to print a personalized study plan after completing a section of the test or save it as a PDF. This allows you to have a hard copy for offline study and review, helping you track your progress and focus on areas that need improvement.

Are the GED practice test questions the same as the real test?

With Essential Education, you gain access to GED Certified practice tests, meaning the test makers have examined the content to guarantee alignment with the actual test. The format of these practice tests will help you become familiar with the question style, timing, and tools on the test so you can test with confidence!

Can I take the GED practice test online?

Yes! You can take our GED practice test online. We have free practice tests available anytime. These tests give you an example of what skills still need to be mastered in each subject when preparing for your high school equivalency exam.

Is it hard to pass the GED Test?

Passing the GED can be fast and easy with some preparation. Very few people can pass the test without preparing first. The test won't be hard if you take the time to learn about the test and the skills required to pass. The GED tests in 4 subject areas, but you don't have to take all of them at once. You can space them out however works best for you. While taking the test, the types of questions you'll see include multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, drop-down, and extended response. Each subject has a possible score range of 100-200 points, with a passing score of 145. You only need to get less than half of the answers correct to pass and get your diploma. Online courses like GED Academy help you know what to study and offer the flexibility to go at your own pace.

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