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GED Test Subject Specifications

Overview

There are Four Content Areas: 

  1. Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA) (150 minutes)
    • Section 1 (35 minutes*)
    • Section 2 (45 minutes)
    • Student Break (10 minutes) 
    • Section 3 (60 minutes*)
  2. Mathematical Reasoning (115 minutes) 
    • Part 1 - (first 5 test questions) calculator not allowed
    • Part 2 - (remaining 41 test questions) calculator allowed
  3. Science (90 minutes)
  4. Social Studies (90 minutes)
    • Section 1 (65 minutes)
    • Section 2 (25 minutes)

*The time allotted for sections 1 and 3 may vary, but the total test time will always be 150 minutes 

There are Seven Different Item Types:

  • Extended response
  • Drag-and-drop
  • Drop-down
  • Fill-in-the-blank
  • Hot spot
  • Multiple choice
  • Short answer