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GED / About GED

The GED® test is your chance to get the job or career you want. The GED® test credential is the only high school equivalency credential recognized in all 50 states.

At GED Testing Service, we believe that everybody deserves a second chance. Graduates prove their academic skills and knowledge in the basic subject areas of reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. About the GED® test:

  • People with a high school credential earn $568,000 more in a lifetime than people without a high school credential
  • The GED® test takes a little more than seven hours to complete
  • More than 18 million people have passed the GED® test

The GED® test is administered year-round at more than 3,400 testing centers worldwide. The GED® test was created in 1942 as a second-chance opportunity. One decision shouldn’t define a lifetime—transform your life with the GED® test.


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The GED® test consists of five different test sections: Social Studies, Science, Reading, Mathematics, and Writing. Find a short summary of each GED® test subject or click on the link under each for more detail.



The social studies content area is made up of 50 multiple choice questions from the following content areas:

  • History (U.S. or Canada, 25%*; World, 15%)
  • Geography (15%)
  • Civics and government (25%)
  • Economics (20%)



The science content area contains 50 multiple choice questions from the following content areas:

  • Physical science (physics and chemistry, 35%)
  • Life science (45%)
  • Earth and space science (20%)



The language arts, reading content area contains 40 multiple choice questions. Fictional literature constitutes 75 percent of each test and includes at least one selection from each of the following areas:

  • Poetry
  • Drama
  • Prose fiction before 1920
  • Prose fiction between 1920 and 1960
  • Prose fiction after 1960

Nonfiction constitutes 25 percent of each test and includes two selections of nonfiction prose from any two of the following areas:

  • Nonfiction prose
  • Visual and performing arts reviews
  • Workplace and community documents



The mathematics content area contains 50 questions divided into two parts, and focuses on the following content areas:

  • Number operations and number sense (20-30%)
  • Measurement and geometry (20-30%)
  • Data analysis, statistics, and probability (20-30%)
  • Algebra, functions, and patterns (20-30%)



The language arts, writing content area is divided into two parts. The scores are combined and reported as a single score.

Part I

The first part contains 50 multiple choice questions from the following content areas:

  • Organization (15%)
  • Sentence structure (30%)
  • Usage (30%)
  • Mechanics (25%)

Part II

TThe second part consists of writing an essay about a familiar subject. You will have 45 minutes to plan, write, and revise your essay. The essay topic will require you to present your opinion or explain your views about the assigned topic. Two trained readers will score your essay on the basis of the following features:

  • Focused main points
  • Clear organization
  • Specific development of ideas
  • Sentence structure control, punctuation, grammar, word choice, and spelling

Each reader will score your essay on a four-point scale, and the scores will be averaged to find your final score. If you earn a final score of less than two on the essay, you must retake language arts, writing, Part I and Part II.