How to Prep for the NYS Geometry Regents Exam

Instructor: Shelby Golden
Find out how you can get ready to successfully complete the NYS Geometry Regents exam with this article. Learn more about the test and go over your study options.

Attend Geometry Class

In addition to being a requirement to take the exam, a geometry course is an important preparation method for the NYS Geometry Regents Exam. Ensuring that you attend and take part in class on a regular basis can help you understand the concepts covered by the exam, such as the foundations of geometry, geometric figures and analytical solids.

Understand How the Exam is Set Up

Knowing what's on the test and how it's structured before you take it can help you feel more comfortable and prepared. The Geometry Regents Exam will test what you know about geometric relationships, constructions, locus, informal and formal proofs, transformational geometry and coordinate geometry. The exam includes 38 questions.

You will be permitted to use a graphing calculator during the exam. Getting familiar with how these calculators work before you take the exam should be a part of your preparations.

Know When to Take the Exam

Being aware of exam dates can help you decide when to set aside time to prepare. The NYS Regents Exams are completed after you've finished the course they're associated with. Testing dates usually occur in January, June and August. You can find the exact dates for the Geometry Regents Exam through the New York State Education Department's website (

Utilize Other Prep Resources

School Resources

Some school districts in New York, such as Oswego, offer help with exam preparation through their websites ( You can find general review tips, reference sheets and formulas, as well as activities that might help you get ready for the exam.

Tutoring Resources

Numerous learning centers and tutoring agencies offer tutoring programs to students studying for the NYS Geometry Regents Exam. Students can get in-person tutoring support or can access tutoring DVDs or online resources, such as interactive instruction using whiteboards.

Online Resources

You can also access a complete NY Regents Exam - Geometry: Test Prep & Practice course online through that covers the information tested by the Geometry Regents exam. This study guide contains easy-to-follow video lessons and opportunities to practice solving geometry problems through quizzes and worksheets. Experts in geometry are available to help answer any questions you have about the course topics.

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