The HiSET® exam is composed of five sections, Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.

HiSET Practice

Language Arts – Reading

The HiSET® reading section has 4o multiple choice questions to be answered in 65 minutes.  Questions include passages from literary texts and informational texts

Reading Comprehension Practice

Language Arts – Writing

Questions in the Language Arts portion contains 50 multiple-choice questions and an essay question to be answered in 120 minutes.

English Practice

English Usage – 15 questions
English Grammar – 20 questions
Punctuation – 12 questions

Correcting Sentences and Passages


The HiSET math section has 50 Questions to be answered in 90 minutes.   Questions include,  Numbers and Operations on Numbers, Measurement/Geometry, Data Analysis/Probability/Statistics, and Algebraic Concepts.

Basic Math Practice

Exponents– 8 questions
Basic Math– 10 questions
Basic Math 2– 10 questions
Word ProblemsTutorial
Algebra– 7 questions
Advanced Algebra – 15 questions
Percent– 18 questions
Fractions, Percent and Decimals– 14 questions
Basic Geometry– 9 questions
Order of Operations– 6 questions
Basic Statistics – Making Inferences Tutorial
Mode, Median and Mean – Practice Questions and Tutorial
Probability – Practice Questions and Tutorial


The Science section has 50 questions to be answered in 80 minutes.  Content includes, Life Science, Physical Science, and Earth Science.

Basic Science Practice

Basic Science – 7 questions
Biology – 10 questions
Scientific Reasoning and Method – 10 questions

Social Studies

The Social Studies section has 50 questions to be answered in 70 minutes.  Content includes, History, Civics and Government, Economics and Geography.

Social Studies Practice

World History – 14 questions
US Government  – 16 questions
Economics – 10 questions
Geography – 10 Questions

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Date Published: Tuesday, November 6th, 2018
Date Modified: Saturday, January 9th, 2021