Test Subjects

The GED® test is made up of 4 subjects, broken into separate exams. You don’t have to take all 4 tests at once - you can space them out however it suits you and go at your own pace.

Mathematical Reasoning

Test Topics

Algebra
Quantitative Problem Solving

Time (to take the test)

115 minutes
Short break between parts

Format

2 parts, calculator allowed on second part
Access to calculator reference sheet and math formula sheet
Multiple choice and other question types (drag and drop, fill-in-the-blank, select an area, and drop-down)

Price

Price varies by state. See cost per state.

Reasoning Through Language Arts

Test Topics

Reading and interpreting passages
Using evidence to support conclusions
Grammar and sentence structure

Time (to take the test)

150 minutes
10 minute break between parts 2 and 3
45 minutes for the written essay

Format

3 sections
1 written essay (extended response)
Multiple choice and other question types (drag and drop, select an area, and drop down)

Price

Price varies by state.  See cost per state.

Social Studies

Test Topics

Reading and Writing in Social Studies
Applying Social Studies Concepts
Applying Mathematical Reasoning in Social Studies

Time (to take the test)

70 minutes
No breaks

Format

Calculator allowed
Access to calculator reference sheet
Multiple choice and other question types (drag and drop, fill in the blank, select an area, and drop down)

Price

Price varies by state. See cost per state.

Science

Test Topics

Reading & Writing in Science
Applying Science Concepts
Applying Mathematical Reasoning in Science

Time (to take the test)

90 minutes
No breaks

Format

Calculator Allowed
Access to calculator reference sheet
Multiple choice and other question types (fill in the blank, drag and drop, select an area, and drop down)

Price

Price varies by state.  See cost per state.

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