About the GED
The GED credential is widely accepted as the equivalent of a high school diploma, and can help one pursue higher education or career advancement. To receive a GED, a student must take the GED test, a four-section exam that, in its entirety, takes approximately 7.5 hours to complete. The exam gauges a test-takers knowledge compared to graduating high school students. The scoring range for each section is 100-200, and the minimum passing score for each section is 150.
Tips on How to Quickly Prepare for the GED test
The majority of test-takers take about three months to get ready for the GED exam but, because there is no definitive timeline, one can condense their preparation time and be ready to take the test more quickly by:
- Using self-paced online courses that help you master the four subject areas: Math, Social Studies, Science, and Reasoning Through Language Arts.
- Taking a practice test to determine subjects that may require more study time.
- Utilizing a comprehensive GED Study Guide to review video lessons and quizzes to improve knowledge in key subject areas.
The GED Test At a Glance
|Section||Time Allotted||Minimum Score Required||Suggested Resources for Quick Prep|
|Social Studies||90 minutes||150||GED Social Studies: History, Geography, Economics & Civics|
|Science||90 minutes||150||GED Science: Help and Review|
|Math||115 minutes||150||GED Math: Help and Review|
|Reasoning Through Language Arts||150 minutes||150||GED Language Arts Part 1: Reading and GED Language Arts Part 2: Writing|