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

About the Test

The GED certification qualifies an individual for High School equivalency (High School Diploma) in the US and Canada.  It is used extensively in Ontario and Alberta. The Canadian GED is equivalent to the Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate and the Alberta Certificate of School Completion.

Successful completion of the General Education Development Test places the candidate with the top 40% of high school seniors.

The US and Canada GED are slightly different – The Canadian version has questions on Canadian History and Canadian Government.

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

Who can take the GED?

The age limit to take the GED varies by Province.

There is a separate test for Canadians and Americans. You will need to check with your local Testing Center (Ontario, Alberta etc. ) for specifications of test fees and registration procedures which can vary a little according to the jurisdiction.

Minimum Age

You must be 19 in: 

  • Newfoundland
  • Labrador
  • Manitoba

Minimum Age

You must be 18 in:

  • Saskatchewan
  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • PEI
  • Ontario

What is on the GED?

  • 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.

What is a good score on the GED?

  • The 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 center.

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ISBN: 978-1772452266
Number orf Pages: 496
Language: English
Publication Date:October 19, 2017
Written by: Brian Stocker MA, Complete Test Preparation Inc.
Published by: Complete Test Preparation Inc.


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Date Published: Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
Date Modified: Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Getting Started
How this study guide is organized 6
The GED® Study Plan 7
Making a Study Schedule 7

Social Studies
Social Studies Self-Assessment 12
Answer Key 22

Reading
Reading Self-Assessment 26
Answer Key 36
Help with Social Studies and Reading Comprehension

Multiple Choice Strategies
Answers Key 60

Mathematics
Practice Questions 72
Answer Key 81
Fraction Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts 94
Decimal Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts 97
Percent Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts 97
How to Solve Word Problems 99
Types of Word Problems 101
Ratios 107
Solving One-Variable Linear Equations 111
Solving Two-Variable Linear Equations 111
Adding and Subtracting Polynomials 113
Multiplying and Dividing Polynomials 113
Simplifying Polynomials 114
Factoring Polynomials 114
Quadratic equations 115
Cartesian Plane, Coordinate Plane and Coordinate Grid 116
Quadrilaterals 125
Permutations and Combinations - A Quick Review 128
Combinations without Repetition 129
Data and Statistics 128
Inferences from Data 130
Simple Probability 130
Mode, Mean and Median 131
Dependent and Independent Variables 132

Language Arts - Writing
Writing Tips and Common Mistakes 150
Redundancy 150
Common English Usage Mistakes - A Quick Review 155
Subject Verb Agreement 161

How to Write an Essay
Common Essay Mistakes - Example 1 173
Common Essay Mistakes - Example 2 174
Writing Concisely 176
Redundancy 177

Science
Practice Questions 186
Answer Key 191
Science Tutorials 192
Scientific Method 192
Biology 195
Cell Biology 196
Chromosomes, genes, proteins, RNA and DNA 199
Mitosis and Meiosis 201
Heredity: Genes and Mutation 203
Classification 207
Chemistry 209
Basic Concepts in Chemistry 210
How to Solve Molarity Questions 221
Basic Physics 222
Energy: Work and Power 225
Defining Force and Newton’s Three Laws 227
Force: Friction 228
Fundamental Forces: Electromagnetism 230
Fundamental Forces: Gravity 231
Fundamental Forces: Nuclear Forces 232
States of Matter 235
Oxidation and Reduction 237
Speed, Acceleration and Force Problems 238

Practice Test Questions Set 1
Answer Key 326
Analyzing your practice tests 363

Practice Test Questions Set 2
Answer Key 452

Conclusion

    29 Comments

  1. querin cruz
    January 16, 2018
    Reply

    Hi, I´m not really sure if I understand, but does the person need to be a native American or a Canadian citizen to be able to take this test? Or can it be anyone from around the world?. Thank you.

    Querin

    • Brian
      January 18, 2018
      Reply

      Hello – Anyone can take the test – There is a Canadian GED and a US version of the test.

  2. Leon
    February 16, 2018
    Reply

    Hey, I was curious about if this was an online test or if i go to a place in my city for it? How long is prep usually for the test? I am also getting an educational evaluation soon enough, if i come up to have a learning disability is there aids in place for me ?

    • Brian
      February 18, 2018
      Reply

      Hello – you cannot take the GED online! Any website that offers a GED certificate online is a fraud. Your test preparation time will depend on how well you understand the material. Yes there are accommodations for student with disability/challenges. Talk to your school or college.

      • Karen Cook
        January 21, 2019
        Reply

        Thank You Brian Im thankful I reviewed and realized you cannot take the GED online thank you

  3. Mehedi
    February 22, 2018
    Reply

    Hello from BD. As I have no High school certificate, can I have the test even if I’m not resident of Canada?

    • Brian
      February 26, 2018
      Reply

      Yes. The certificate that you obtain will only be valid in Canada though.

  4. Rica Primo
    April 25, 2018
    Reply

    Is there any GED test service in British Columbia?

  5. Tom
    May 2, 2018
    Reply

    How long would I have to been dropped out of school for to take the GED?

  6. Faramarz Sepehr
    May 5, 2018
    Reply

    Can GED be used to obtain Canadian College or University admission ?

    • Brian
      May 7, 2018
      Reply

      The GED is the equivalent of High School and most Colleges and Universities require High School.

  7. May 22, 2018
    Reply

    can immigrants in Canada take GED

  8. Francesca Thomas
    May 30, 2018
    Reply

    In the above comments you state that the GED exams can be taken at age 16 in Canada. Ontario raised the school leaving age to 18, and it is my understanding that Ontario residents cannot take the GED until after they turn 18. If the other provinces still allow their students to sit the GED at age 16, then this is discrimination. Is there any way of taking the GED exams in Ontario before one turns 18 years old? Thank you.

    • Brian
      May 30, 2018
      Reply

      Thanks for the feedback – I have updated the page with a partial list of ages and provinces – Looks like you have to be 18 or 19 in Canada.

  9. Winnie Custodio
    July 6, 2018
    Reply

    Very informative content. Passing the GED test unlocks doors of opportunities that were once closed. It can significantly improves an individual’s life in terms of their further education and career. More or less 3 months of test prep suffices for one to get a good score in the GED, and studying for it has to be taken seriously.

  10. Mary
    July 19, 2018
    Reply

    When I get ged can I enter the faculty of engineering and study computer engineering Without a high school diploma ? , and which universities accept this certificate in Canada?

    • Brian
      July 19, 2018
      Reply

      The GED is the same as a high school diploma – any College or University will accept the GED. There are different GED for Canada and the US

  11. Richard Addo
    August 17, 2018
    Reply

    Hello, I want to know if I can take the GED from outside Canada, like taking it online or something like that? And if no, is there anything like that an international student can take?

  12. Shelley
    September 3, 2018
    Reply

    How can test myself before exam with the same exam as taken when you take ged exam in class.

    • Brian
      September 3, 2018
      Reply

      Unfortunately not! Nobody has the exact same questions and they change all the time. You can practice with similar questions though

  13. Pamela
    October 7, 2018
    Reply

    I am very interested in this opportunity.
    I do need my highschool certificate as I only have one credit for grade 12.

  14. Christian
    November 8, 2018
    Reply

    I am wondering what kind of math is in the GED, I am looking to get into an apprentice ship but some of the programs require math 20 or math 30. Would I need to upgrade my math since I just finished my GED or do I already qualify.

  15. Asawir
    November 14, 2018
    Reply

    Hi,
    I just wanted know that what is the scope of American GED in Canada.. I am doing American GED in thailand and I will be going to Canada in future.. Will it help me or not

  16. Lynett
    November 22, 2018
    Reply

    Hi,
    Just wondering if you score 410 will you still pass your exam, or will it be a fail?

  17. January 11, 2019
    Reply

    Hey. I have passed my English, English essay and Science in Canada back in 2015.
    I’m currently living in the United States. Is it possible I can take Math and Social Studies here in the US, and still receive my GED diploma? I know it sounds stupid but I’d hate to take everything over again.

  18. Faye
    March 25, 2019
    Reply

    Hi, I was short by only a few credits from Graduating High school and now 20 years later it is still something I am very embarrassed about. Is it possible to do my Canadian GED on line and be able to further my education with it?

    • Brian Stocker
      March 25, 2019
      Reply

      Hello – you can PRACTICE the GED online but you can’t TAKE the GED online

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