GED Sample Test and Questions

The GED (General Educational Development) test is a high school equivalency examination offered by the American Council of Education (ACE). The official GED Testing Service website has sample questions and answers from each testing category as well as links to online sources offering practice tests.

Find available tutors

Finding GED Sample Tests and Questions

There are many book and online sources offering GED practice tests and sample questions. If you want to take the most cost-effective route, consider online websites that have free self-administered tests. The place to find the most accurate and reliable information is on the official GED Testing Service website run by ACE (www.acenet.edu).

Before taking the GED practice test, it might be a good idea to review this official website so you know what to expect. You will find resources, including sample questions and answers, from each content area.

Language Arts, Writing
This section tests knowledge of grammar, mechanics and sentence structure. You will also be expected to write a timed essay about your opinion on a given topic.
Language Arts, Reading
The reading test assesses your ability to read and understand different texts and apply this knowledge to workplace and school settings.
Science
The science section covers the earth, space, physical and life sciences.
Social Studies
Here, you can expect questions about United States and world history, civics, government and geography.
Math
The math section has two parts that measure your knowledge of number operations, data analysis, geometry and algebra.

Online GED Practice Tests

Although no actual practice tests are available on the GED Testing Service website, you'll find links to recommended online sources offering free practice tests.

Literacy Link, an online program run by Kentucky Educational Television (KET), has a website (www.litlink.ket.org) offering ten practice tests covering one-half the questions of each content area. While not official practice tests, Literacy Link claims that the questions have been approved by the GED Testing Service. The tests are free but require registration and a login.

Steck Vaughn offers the official GED practice test (OPT) online (www. gedpractice.com). It is free and no registration is required. The questions are categorized by each content area and sub-area. Answers are provided for each question with feedback available for incorrect responses.

Additional Resources

More resources on mathematics help from GED Testing Service include links to a formulas page, a page with examples on using a calculator and a video explaining calculator operation. A link is also provided for additional help with the alternate format questions that comprise 20% of the mathematics test.

Did you find this useful? If so, please let others know!

Other Articles You May Be Interested In

  • More Blog Articles
    GED Delaware: Pass the Delaware GED Test

    Finding a challenging, rewarding career can be difficult without a high school diploma or GED. Read on to find out how you can earn your GED and improve the overall quality of your life.

  • More Blog Articles
    GED Hawaii: Tips for Passing the Hawaii GED Test

    Individuals who wish to advance their careers should complete their high school diploma or earn General Education Development (GED) certificates. Earning a GED in Hawaii is easier than you may think. Read on to find out more.

We Found 7 Tutors You Might Be Interested In

Huntington Learning

  • What Huntington Learning offers:
  • Online and in-center tutoring
  • One on one tutoring
  • Every Huntington tutor is certified and trained extensively on the most effective teaching methods
In-Center and Online

K12

  • What K12 offers:
  • Online tutoring
  • Has a strong and effective partnership with public and private schools
  • AdvancED-accredited corporation meeting the highest standards of educational management
Online Only

Kaplan Kids

  • What Kaplan Kids offers:
  • Online tutoring
  • Customized learning plans
  • Real-Time Progress Reports track your child's progress
Online Only

Kumon

  • What Kumon offers:
  • In-center tutoring
  • Individualized programs for your child
  • Helps your child develop the skills and study habits needed to improve their academic performance
In-Center and Online

Sylvan Learning

  • What Sylvan Learning offers:
  • Online and in-center tutoring
  • Sylvan tutors are certified teachers who provide personalized instruction
  • Regular assessment and progress reports
In-Home, In-Center and Online

Tutor Doctor

  • What Tutor Doctor offers:
  • In-Home tutoring
  • One on one attention by the tutor
  • Develops personlized programs by working with your child's existing homework
In-Home Only

TutorVista

  • What TutorVista offers:
  • Online tutoring
  • Student works one-on-one with a professional tutor
  • Using the virtual whiteboard workspace to share problems, solutions and explanations
Online Only

Help Your Child Succeed

Our Commitment to You

  • Free Help from Teachers

  • Free Learning Materials

  • Helping Disadvantaged Youth