What Is The

GED Test?

The General Educational Development (GED) Test is made up of four subject tests: Mathematical Reasoning, Reasoning Through Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science.

When passed, the GED provides the test taker with certification of high school-level academic skills. It is a common alternative to achieving a high school diploma.



Mathematical Reasoning

The Mathematical Reasoning section tests basic math, geometry, basic algebra, graphs, and functions. This section has two parts: a calculator and a non-calculator section.

Test takers have 115 minutes to complete this section.

Reasoning Through Language Arts

The Reasoning Through Language Arts section tests reading for meaning, grammar, language, and identifying and creating arguments. This section has three parts: two multiple-choice sections and one written essay.

Test takers have 150 minutes to complete the multiple-choice sections and 45 minutes for the written essay.

Social Studies

The Social Studies section tests reading for meaning in social studies which involves analyzing historical events and arguments; and using numbers and graphs within a social studies context.

Test takers have 70 minutes to complete this section.


The Science section tests reading for meaning in science; designing and interpreting science experiments; and using numbers and graphics.

Test takers have 90 minutes to complete this section.




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