Graduation Equivalency Degree, General Educational Development (GED) Exam Test Preparation

The GED certification qualifies an individual for High School equivalency (High School Diploma) in the US and Canada.  Successful completion of the General Education Development Test places the candidate with the top 40% of high school seniors.

More detailed information on the GED and the American Council on Education Homepage.

Exam Registration and Eligibility

• You will need to check with your local GED Testing Centre for specifications of test fees and registration procedures which can vary a little according to the jurisdiction.
• You must be at least 16 years of age.

Exam Details

• You can take these tests and any of the test centers during the morning or evening.
• Sometimes students will have to take additional tests showcasing their understanding of federal, state and local government systems.
• The test is of seven hours. Working With Time Limits

Sub tests

5 sub tests make up the GED

• Social Studies
• Language arts, writing,
• Language arts, reading
• Science
• Mathematics

Test Structure

Language Arts, Writing -- 50 multiple choice questions, one essay -- 1 hour, 5 minutes

Social Studies -- 50 multiple choice questions -- 2 hours (75 min. for multiple choice, 45 min. for essay)

Science -- 50 multiple choice questions -- 1 hour 30, minutes

Language Arts, Reading -- 40 multiple choice questions -- 1 hour 20 minutes

Mathematics -- 50 multiple choice questions -- 1 hour 10 minutes.

Test Scores

• The GED score report is a total of all the five tests along with its average.
• Maximum Score – 800 which will put the individual among the top 1%.
• Individual Test Section – Above 410
• Overall Test Section - 450
• Each correct answer is worth 1 point .
• Passing scores are determined by the jurisdiction of your test centre.

GED Test Prep and Study Tips

This is a multiple choice exam. 
 Multiple Choice questions can be very tricky and in fact are designed to confuse and distract.  However, with a few simple tips, and knowing how multiple choice questions are designed, you can increase your score dramatically.  How To Answer Multiple Choice

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