GED Test

What is GED Test?

General Educational Development test, in short GED was developed by the American Council on Education (ACE) in 1942, to help the 2nd world war soldiers who got into the military service before completing high school.


This test was designed as a way to help the veterans return to civilian life by manifesting their knowledge. Those who pass the test can get into civilian jobs and gain access to post-secondary education or training.


The GED test includes five tests- Language Arts-Writing, Social Studies, Science, Language Arts- Reading, and Mathematics. GED test is available in Spanish, French, English, audiocassette, and Braille.

  • Language Arts-Writing

This is the first part of GED test that includes two sections. The first section covers sentence structure, organization, usage and mechanics. The second section is essay writing. The candidate will have to write an essay on a specific topic within 45 minutes.

  • Social Studies

Social Studies section covers a wide range of topics including American history, world history, civics and government, economics, and geography. There will be 50 multiple choice questions that should be covered within 70 minutes.

  • Science

The science section also includes 50 multiple choice questions. The time allotted for this is 80 minutes. It covers areas such as life science, earth science, space science, and physical science.

  • Language Arts- Reading

Language Arts- Reading is a 65 minute test that includes 40 questions to check the candidate’s ability to read and understand texts.

  • Mathematics

The allotted time to complete this section is 90 minutes. There will be 50 questions, out of which 40 will be multiple choice questions. The test covers Number operations and number sense, Measurement and geometry, Data analysis, probability, and statistics and Algebra- functions, and patterns.


A minimum score of 410 on each of the 5 tests is necessary to pass the GED exam. The total score should be at least 2250.

GED Test Dates 2015

Test Date
January 30th
February 6th AND 20th
March 6th
April 10th AND 24th
May 14th AND 28th
June 11th AND 25th

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