How do you know that you are ready to take the test?

You spent a lot of time preparing for the GED® test, yet you are uncertain if you are ready to pass the GED. So, let’s talk about a surefire method of recognizing your readiness.

You can, of course, rely on your gut feeling and that’s fine if that works for you. However, I would recommend to evaluate it by using proven solutions and avoid disappointment and costly surprises.

So let’s see how it works.

First, you should simulate the real test by taking a practice test under official conditions. So set the timer on 70 minutes, for example, if you take Social Studies, and use one of the recommended practice tests that you will find in the section Practice Tests.

Try 1 or 2 practice tests. Did you pass these tests? If so, congrats.

Now you can take the official GED Ready® practice test. This is the only practice test that will identify if you are likely to pass the actual GED tests.

The price of the GED Ready test is $6 per subject field and if you choose to do this, you’ll have to set up your account at where you’ll be directed to the so-called “GED Marketplace”. This is where you can purchase these practice tests.

So to be able to buy and take the GED Ready test you need to have an account on is the website where people need to go if they want to register for the GED® test.

Here you can schedule and pay for your tests, check your scores and, if needed, reschedule a GED test.

Everything is neatly organized, and you can find a lot of useful information here.

So now you know where you sign up for and buy the GED Ready practice test. This practice test was designed by the same organization that developed the actual GED test, but the GED Ready test is just half as long as the actual GED test.

Practically all students who score in the “likely to pass” range on the GED Ready test will pass the actual GED subtest in that field.

After passing the GED Ready practice test, you can schedule and pay for that part of the real GED exam. You can use the same website ( to find a GED testing center in your area and select a date.

While waiting for the real GED test, you should be practicing and refining your GED Game Plan. In the last two weeks of preparing for the GED test, you should change your focus. Don’t try to learn new stuff and concentrate on reviewing the material you’ve learned and developing your GED Game Plan!

Use your Game Plan on test day!

However, if you’re not ready for the real test, you will receive specific instructions on what to study next. Then go back to learning and try again in a few weeks.

Some keys to think about and Rookie Mistakes to avoid: it’s very, very important that you know your possibilities.

Having a Game Plan will help to stay calm and focused during the real test.

Definitely, you should plan everything in advance. Not on the day of your test.