Information about the TASC exam

This page contains information about the TASC exam, the schedule and location of TASC exams during the current year, and information that gets you ready for the test.

The TASC exam covers five subjects – reading, writing, science, social studies and math.  The exam is given a number of times each year at just a few locations in Westchester County.  The exam takes roughly 9 hours to complete and is given over the course of 2-days.  You can take the exam – for free – up to three times each year.  Whatever part you pass, does not need to be taken again.  This brochure from the NY State Department of Education and this FAQ provide more details.

SUGGESTION:  If you are confident in your skills, register to take the exam – locations fill up, especially at the end of the calendar year.  Pick a date, register, and make that your goal.  Here are links to the application (and eligibility requirements by age)and Westchester test sites and schedules.  

Classes are available throughout Westchester County. This list includes their locations and contact numbers.  Most classes are free or low cost.  Especially if you have been out of school for a while, a class can provide the needed structure to complete this goal.  You will be given a test (the TABE – Test of Adult Basic Education) to assess your skills and level for the class.  Use the practice tests at – Ready for the Test? – to become familiar with the exam TABE or TASC exams.

The links below will be helpful to review before you take the TASC exam.

Don’t get stuck!  If you are in a class and are having a challenge keeping up, you can walk-in and talk to a tutor at the Yonkers Public Library Resource Center or use the materials located on this site – Skills Review

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