TABE Practice Test

Prepare for your test with realistic questions.

Welcome to the TABE practice test page!

Click the “Start Test” button above to begin our free TABE practice test! These practice questions will give you a better idea of what to study for your exam.

TABE Practice Tests by Subject

If you need some extra practice in a specific subject, click one of the subjects below to get started on a subject-specific TABE practice test.

TABE Test Outline

outline for the TABE 11 & 12, including the reading section, mathematics section, and language section

Study For the TABE the Best Way

How to Study Effectively

Your success on TABE test day depends not only on how many hours you put into preparing, but also on whether you prepared the right way. It’s good to check along the way to see whether your studying is paying off. One of the most effective ways to do this is by taking TABE practice tests to evaluate your progress. Practice tests are useful because they show exactly where you need to improve. Every time you take a free TABE practice test, pay special attention to these three groups of questions:

  • The questions you got wrong
  • The ones you had to guess on, even if you guessed right
  • The ones you found difficult or slow to work through

This will show you exactly what your weak areas are, and where you need to devote more study time. Ask yourself why each of these questions gave you trouble. Was it because you didn’t understand the material? Was it because you didn’t remember the vocabulary? Do you need more repetitions on this type of question to build speed and confidence? Dig into those questions and figure out how you can strengthen your weak areas as you go back to review the material.

Answer Explanations

Additionally, many TABE practice tests have a section explaining the answer choices. It can be tempting to read the explanation and think that you now have a good understanding of the concept. However, an explanation likely only covers part of the question’s broader context. Even if the explanation makes sense, go back and investigate every concept related to the question until you’re positive you have a thorough understanding.

Comprehend Each Topic

As you go along, keep in mind that the TABE practice test is just that: practice. Memorizing these questions and answers will not be very helpful on the actual test because it is unlikely to have any of the same exact questions. If you only know the right answers to the sample questions, you won’t be prepared for the real thing. Study the concepts until you understand them fully, and then you’ll be able to answer any question that shows up on the test.

Online TABE 11 & 12 Prep Course

If you want to be fully prepared, Mometrix offers an online TABE 11 & 12 prep course. The course is designed to provide you with any and every resource you might want while studying. The TABE 11 & 12 course includes:

  • Review Lessons Covering Every Topic
  • 850+ TABE 11 & 12 Practice Questions
  • More than 500 Electronic Flashcards
  • Over 250 Instructional Videos
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TABE Practice Methods

When you’re ready to start taking TABE practice tests, follow this strategy:

  • Remove Limitations. Take the first test with no time constraints and with your notes and TABE study guide handy. Take your time and focus on applying the strategies you’ve learned.
  • Time Yourself. Take the second practice test “open book” as well, but set a timer and practice pacing yourself to finish in time.
  • Simulate Test Day. Take any other practice tests as if it were test day. Set a timer and put away your study materials. Sit at a table or desk in a quiet room, imagine yourself at the testing center, and answer questions as quickly and accurately as possible.
  • Keep Practicing. Keep taking practice tests on a regular basis until you run out of practice tests or it’s time for the actual test. Your mind will be ready for the schedule and stress of test day, and you’ll be able to focus on recalling the material you’ve learned.

If you need additional instruction, check out the Mometrix flashcards and study guide which includes additional practice tests. These invaluable resources include a risk-free, 1-year 100% money-back guarantee. Repetition and practice is key to adequate preparation.



What is the TABE?


The TABE is the Test for Adult Basic Education. This is a test that is used to determine your aptitudes and skill levels. The TABE is used by many companies during the hiring process or promotions as well as those individuals who are getting their GED or are going to a trade school.


Is the TABE test difficult?


The level of difficulty for the TABE test depends solely on the test taker and which areas you are strongest in.


What is the purpose of the TABE test?


The TABE exam is used by many schools to test a student’s academic readiness. The TABE is also used by many companies during the hiring process or promotions.


How long does it take to do the TABE test?


It takes roughly 1.5 hours to complete the TABE test. However, the “Complete Battery” test lasts three hours.


Can you use a calculator on the TABE test?


There are two sections of math on the TABE exam; Math Computation and Applied Math. You are allowed to use a calculator only on the Applied Math portion of the exam.


How many questions are on the TABE test?


There are a total of 195 multiple-choice questions on the TABE test. The 195 questions are divided into three sections: Language, Reading, and Math.


What is the TABE test used for?


The TABE test is used to determine a person’s aptitude and skill levels when hiring, promoting, or selecting employees for training.


What is the TABE test stand for?


TABE stands for Test for Adult Basic Education.


How is the TABE test scored?


The TABE is scored using a numerical rating scale (NRS). Each TABE level has a range of scores that are used to determine your performance:

By Eric Richter

Eric is the Product Development Manager responsible for developing and updating the Mometrix Teacher Certification and K-12 products. Eric has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a master’s of education in Teaching ESOL.


by Mometrix Test Preparation | Last Updated: June 20, 2024

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