The GED test is made up of multiple choice questions. The writing test has an essay section. Tips for improving your score in essay questions.
Yes, you can use a calculator for the part 1 section of the math. The calculator is provided at the test center. You cannot use a calculator for part II of the math section.
The GED test was created for adults who did not complete high school. GED test results are acceptable and recognized across Canada and the U.S. Adults wishing to get a certificate equivalent to a high school diploma need to take GED. In Ontario, adults who pass GED receive an Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate. The Canadian GED is equivalent to the Certificate of School Completion in Alberta. The GED test measures knowledge in writing, math, reading, social studies and science. The Canadian GED is identical to the U.S. version, except the questions focus on Canadian history and government.
No, if you fail one section, you only need to rewrite that section. Check with your testing center though! Different testing centers have different policies.
Results are sent to candidates 4 to 6 weeks after taking the test.
The GED test is administered in two days. It usually is scheduled for Friday evening and Saturday with short breaks between tests. Individual test times are 120 minutes for writing, 65 minutes for reading, 120 minutes for math, 80 minutes for science and 70 minutes for social studies. See our GED page for more details
To pass the GED test, candidates need to score a minimum scaled score of 450 out of 800 on each of the five tests.