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.
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.
You must be 19 in:
You must be 18 in:
- British Columbia
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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How this study guide is organized 6
The GED® Study Plan 7
Making a Study Schedule 7
Social Studies Self-Assessment 12
Answer Key 22
Reading Self-Assessment 26
Answer Key 36
Help with Social Studies and Reading Comprehension
Multiple Choice Strategies
Answers Key 60
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
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
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
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
Practice Questions 186
Answer Key 191
Science Tutorials 192
Scientific Method 192
Cell Biology 196
Chromosomes, genes, proteins, RNA and DNA 199
Mitosis and Meiosis 201
Heredity: Genes and Mutation 203
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