Differences between the GED test and the GED Ready practice test

The GED Ready® test is a simulation of the real GED® test and it’s very similar to the real test. However, there are a few differences. Take a look at this table below.

GED Ready Practice Test

Real GED Test

Can be taken online Can be taken only in person at an official testing site
Indicates if you can pass the real GED test If you pass the four modules, you get your GED Diploma
Fee $6 per subject Fee around $30 per subject (in most states)
Takes 35-90 minutes to complete depending on the subject Takes 70-180 minutes to complete depending on the subject test
Not available on mobile devices Only available at official GED testing centers

GED Ready Results

When you take the GED Ready® test, your score is assigned to one of the three zones:

“Likely to pass” (when you get 159 and above), “Too close to call” (when you score between 143 and 158), and “Unlikely to pass” (when you get a score between 100 and 142).

If you get the message: Your GED Ready practice test score shows you are likely to pass the (subject) test! You can schedule the real test.

If you didn’t get the score “Likely to pass”, go back to your GED® prep course, and repeat things suggested by the GED Ready system.

The biggest impact on your score will be if you improve your “reading for meaning” and time management skills.

How many times can I take the GED Ready test?

When you buy access to the GED Ready® test, you can use it only once. You will not have access to questions and your answers when you complete this practice test. You will get the result of your practice test in your ged.com account.

Of course, you can buy the GED Ready practice test multiple times.

Where can I get the GED Ready test?

You can buy the GED Ready® test through the ged.com website. First, you will need to login to your account on the GED.com website and find the option: “GED Ready Practice Test.”

You will be redirected to the payment page. The GED Ready tests cost $6 per subject. Upon successful payment, you can begin the GED Ready test. You will be asked to choose a subject, and you will see a welcome screen.

The welcome message explains that you don’t need to take the whole test at once, you can stop at any time and resume later. However, you need to remember that when you want to stop, you need to close your browser and quit the website immediately.

What is the GED Ready test?

The GED Ready® test is the official practice test developed by GED Testing Service. This test will assess if a test-taker will be successful or not on the real GED test. You can purchase it through ged.com.

The GED Ready test was designed by the same organization that developed the real GED® test but it is only about half as long as the actual GED test itself.

This is the only practice test developed to let you know instantly whether you are will likely pass the real thing or not. The tests are available in English and Spanish.

If the result is that you are not ready for GED testing, the GED Ready test will give you clear instructions as well about what you should focus on next.

The questions on the practice tests are exactly the same as on the real GED test, so it also instructs you about how to get all set on the testing day. The GED Ready tests come at a price of $6.00 per individual GED subject test.