How to Take the GED Test
The GED test is a four-subject high school equivalency exam measuring a test taker's high school-level knowledge of social studies, science, math and language arts. While students may use online tools to register and prepare for the exam, the GED test must be taken in person at one of about 3,400 GED testing centers that can be found in the U.S. and Canada, as well as in their territories. Test takers may register for the exam online on the official GED website.
GED Test Overview
The parts of the GED test are scored individually on a 100 - 200 point scale, with a score of 150 required on each to earn a GED credential.
|Subject||Knowledge/Skills Tested||Testing Time (Minutes)|
|Science||Life sciences, earth and space, and physical sciences||90|
|Social Studies||Civics, economics, U.S. history and geography||90|
|Reasoning Through Language Arts||Reading comprehension and writing skills||150|
|Math||Algebraic and quantitative problem-solving skills||115|
Online Tools for GED Test Preparation
Most candidates earn their GED in three months or less, thanks in part to abundant online preparation tools and resources that allow test takers to study for the GED exam at their own pace. Explore Study.com's video lessons, quizzes and practice exams available online for each GED test section:
- GED Language Arts Part 1: Reading
- GED Language Arts Part 2: Writing
- GED Math: Help and Review
- GED Science: Help and Review
- GED Social Studies: History, Geography, Economics & Civics