How to Pass the Test of Adult Basic Education!

Everything you need! Test information, online course, study practice APP, practice questions, test tips and more!

Start studying early!  Nothing beats knowing your stuff!

Know what you are up against!  Review and understand what type of questions are on the test

Practice Practice Practice.  See our practice test questions and do them all.

How HOW to write a test.  See test taking tips

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Registration for the TABE is through the test center nearest you.

You must be 15 years old to take the test.

On test day you are required to bring government issued identification to enter the exam room.


You are required to pay a $70 fee to write the exam. If you fail the test, you must pay the exam fee again when you re-take the test.

TABE Calculators
Calculators Permitted on the TABE

What’s on the Test

The test contains a total of 100 multiple choice questions.

The TABE exam is a computer based exam, composed of four sections,

Reading    25 Questions     25 Minutes

Computational Math     25 Questions     15 Minutes

Applied Math     25 Questions     25 minutes

Language      25 Questions     25 minutes



There are two different math sections  on the TABE, computational and applied math.   This is a computer based test and calculators are provided for the applied math section because it contains more complex questions which can’t be solved without calculators.

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Complete TABE Study Guide with Practice Questions

Includes hundreds of pages of Tutorials, Self-Assessments, 2 sets of practice test questions for reading, computational math, applied math, English grammar, usage, punctuation and more!


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Getting Started
How this study guide is organized 7
The PERT Study Plan 8
Making a Study Schedule 8

Reading Comprehension
Self-Assessment 15
Answer Key 27
Help with Reading Comprehension 30
Main Idea and Supporting Details 33
Drawing Inferences And Conclusions 37
Meaning From Context 41
Point Of View And Purpose 43

Mathematics Self-Assessment 51
Answer Key 56
Solving One-Variable Linear Equations 64
Solving Two-Variable Linear Equations 65
Adding and Subtracting Polynomials 66
Multiplying and Dividing Polynomials 67
Simplifying Polynomials 68
Factoring Polynomials 68
Quadratic equations 69
Cartesian & Coordinate Plane & Grid 71
Quadrilaterals 78

Self-Assessment 86
Answer Key 94
Common English Usage Mistakes 97
Subject Verb Agreement 104
Punctuation 110
Hyphens 111
Apostrophes 112
Commas 113
Quotation Marks 116
Grammar Multiple Choice - Verb Tense 118

How to Write an Essay
Common Essay Mistakes 1 146
Common Essay Mistakes 2 148
Writing Concisely 150
Avoiding Redundancy 152

Practice Test Questions Set 1
Answer Key 199

Practice Test Questions Set 2
Answer Key 255


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Date Published: Friday, May 16th, 2014
Date Modified: Friday, April 3rd, 2020

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