Reviewing the GED Tests and What They Cover
Part of the The GED For Dummies Cheat Sheet
Before you begin to prepare for something as important as passing the GED tests, you need to know what you’re getting into — namely, what the GED tests are all about. Each test is a series of multiple-choice questions, each having five possible answers. (However, some of the Mathematics Test questions have fill-in-the-blank answers, and the Language Arts, Writing Test, Part II requires you to write an essay.) The GED tests vary in length and have different numbers of questions. The information in the following table gives you a brief overview of each test.
|Test||Test Structure||Time Allowed (In Minutes)|
|Language Arts, Writing, Part I||50 multiple-choice questions||75|
|Language Arts, Writing, Part II||1 essay||45|
|Social Studies||50 multiple-choice questions||70|
|Science||50 multiple-choice questions||80|
|Language Arts, Reading||40 multiple-choice questions||65|
|Mathematics, Part I||25 multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank questions||45 (with calculator)|
|Mathematics, Part II||25 multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank questions||45 (without calculator)|
Now that you know the face of the enemy, you can begin to prepare to meet its challenges.