The most effective way to develop your test taking and time management skills is to put them to work through practice tests and simulations.
We have 2 types of practice tests with a timer and without. Our GED practice tests with a timer will build your confidence and your time management skills. On the GED test you have just 2.3 minute to answer each GED question. That is real pressure. Practice under the same pressure and increase your confidence.
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Without a timer GED Practice Tests
Timed GED Practice Tests
Keep in mind that only GED Ready™ (The Official Practice Test) is the only practice test built to tell a student if they are likely to pass the real thing. You can read about it here.
Mathematical Reasoning test contains a formula sheet, which displays formulas relating to geometric measurement and certain algebra concepts. Formulas are provided to testtakers so that they may focus on application, rather than the memorization, of formulas.
GED practice tests are very important because they indicate what your knowledge gaps are. On this page you will find links to free GED Practice Tests. Keep in mind that they are not full GED tests and that they are not intended to determine readiness to take the GED® test. They will help you to get familiar with the content and technology that is applied in the new GED® tests.
The 3 Secret Keys to GED Exam Success:
- Time is Your Greatest Enemy
- Prepare, Don’t Procrastinate
- Test Yourself over and over again
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.
What´s new in GED Exam
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). 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
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 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 comes in, both in Canada and the US.
What is new in the current version of GED exam?
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 exam 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.
For proper preparation you can contact a location near you where GED classes are offered, choose for online prep classes or just get GED prep books. The choice is yours.
Who can take the GED exam?
Regulations vary by state, but in general you qualify to sit for the GED 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 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.
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