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Q:What are the GED tests?

A:GED stands for General Educational Development. The GED tests provide adults who did not complete their high school education with a certificate/diploma that certifies their attainment of high school level academic knowledge and skills.


Q:What are the five content areas that are tested on the GED exam?

A:Mathematics / Science / Social Studies / Language Arts — Reading / Language Arts — Writing


Q:How long is the GED test?

A:The GED tests take approximately seven hours and 35 minutes.


Q:What do I need to score on the exam in order to pass the test?

A:To pass the GED tests, an individual must earn a minimum score of 2250. Each part of the test is scored separately. An average standard score of 450 per section is required to pass the test. No score can be under 410 for a single section.


Q:Do I have to take the entire GED test over if I do not get a passing test score?

A:Individuals will be required to retake only the sections of the test where they fail to achieve the minimum score of 410.


Q:Can I take the GED tests online?

A:No. The GED tests cannot be taken online. If you take a test on the Internet that claims to be the GED tests, it is not a legitimate program.


Q:How much does the GED test cost?

A:The cost to take the GED tests varies from state to state. Please check with your state’s GED administrator or visit www.GEDTest.org/policies to determine the cost to take the exam in your community.