PERT Practice Test

If you need help studying for the PERT test or just want some more information about what the test is like, you’ve come to the right place.

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Subject-Specific PERT Practice Tests

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

What’s on the PERT?

Questions: 90
Time limit: 3.5 hours

The PERT test is split into three sections, and there are 30 multiple-choice questions in each section (90 questions total).

The time limit for the exam is 3.5 hours. There aren’t any scheduled breaks, but you’re free to take restroom breaks as needed.

Let’s take a closer look at the different sections of the PERT test.

30 questions

  • Linear equations and inequalities
  • Quadratic equations
  • Literal equations
  • Algebraic expressions
  • Factoring, simplifying, adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing polynomials
  • Dividing by monomials and binomials
  • Standard algorithms
  • Coordinate planes
  • Pairs of simultaneous linear equations in two variables

30 questions

  • Main ideas, events, or information
  • Supporting or challenging assertions about the text
  • Determining the meaning of words and phrases in context
  • Analyzing the meaning, word choices, tone, and organizational structure of the text
  • Determining the author’s purpose
  • Recognizing relationships within and between sentences
  • Analyzing the traits, motivations, and thoughts of individuals in fiction and nonfiction
  • Distinguishing between facts and opinions
  • Evaluating the reasoning and rhetoric of an argument or explanation

30 questions

  • Establishing a topic or thesis
  • Conventions of standard written English
  • Supporting and illustrating arguments and explanations
  • Developing and maintaining a style and tone
  • Synthesizing information from multiple sources
  • Conveying complex information clearly and coherently
  • Representing and accurately citing data, conclusions, and opinions of others
  • Establishing a substantive claim
  • Recognizing effective transitional devices within a passage
  • Recognizing commonly confused or misused words and phrases
  • Using modifiers correctly
  • Using coordination and subordination effectively
  • Parallel structure
  • Grammar
  • Spelling
  • Capitalization
  • Punctuation
  • Maintaining agreement between pronoun and antecedent
  • Using proper case forms

How to Register

To register for the PERT, you’ll need to contact the school at which you plan to take the test. The school will provide all of the test-day info you need.

PERT Study Guide and Flashcards

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PERT Scores

The PERT test is scored using a scaled scoring method. Here’s how it works:

For every question you answer correctly, you get one point added to your raw score. At the end of the test, your final raw score will be converted to a scaled score. This scaled score will range somewhere between 50 and 150.

The reason your raw score is converted to a scaled score is because everyone who takes the PERT test is given a slightly different set of questions. Since everyone has a different arrangement of questions, and because some questions are harder than others, converting your raw score to a scaled score ensures a more even playing field.

One of the perks of the PERT test is that there is technically no way to “fail” the test! How is that possible? Well, because your PERT scores are used by schools as an evaluation tool, there is no predetermined passing score to achieve. Different schools will be looking for different PERT scores, so what counts as “passing” is totally up to those schools.

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  • Review Lessons Covering Every Topic
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What does PERT stand for?


PERT stands for Postsecondary Education Readiness Test.


How many questions are on the PERT test?


The test contains 90 questions.


How long is the PERT test?


The test is timed at 3 hours.


What is the passing score for the PERT test?


There is no set passing score for the PERT test. Each school has its own score requirements.

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