General Education Development G.E.D.

The General Educational Development Test, or GED, is a computer-based high school equivalency test that consists of four sub-tests, each of which are designed to measure skills and concepts associated with four years of regular high school instruction. Over 98% of colleges and 96% of employers accept the GED as equivalent to a high school diploma.

  • The GED® test is made up of the following types of questions:
    • Multiple choice
    • Drag and drop
    • Hot spot (select an area)
    • Fill in the blank
    • Short answer
    • Extended response
  • Each test is a different length:
    • Math – 115 minutes
    • Science – 90 minutes
    • Social Studies – 90 minutes
    • Reasoning Through Language Arts – 150 minutes
  • Each subject tests your skills and knowledge in different topics.
    • Math – Quantitative & algebraic problem solving
    • Science – Life science, physical science, earth and space science
    • Social Studies – Civics and government, U.S. history, economics, geography and the world
    • Reasoning Through Language Arts – Ability to read closely, write clearly, and edit and understand written text
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