WHAT IS THE
Development tests (GED) give adults who have not graduated from high school the
opportunity to earn a high school level equivalency certificate.
The total time of the GED test is 7 ½ hours.
The GED test is comprised of four
1) Reasoning through Language
Arts (3 sections - with a total time of 150 minutes)
Section 1 - Tests all content 35 minutes
Section 2 - Extended Response 45 minutes
Required break 10 minutes
Section 3 - Tests all content 60 minutes
2) Mathematical Reasoning (1 section 2 parts - with a total time of 115 minutes - parts not timed separately)
Part 1 - (first 5 questions) calculator not allowed
Part 2 - (remaining 41 questions) calculator allowed
3) Social Studies (2 sections - with a total time of 90 minutes)
Section 1 - tests all content 25 minutes
Section 2 - extended response 65 minutes
4) Science (1 section - total 90 minutes)
There are two short answer questions included on the test, but they are not timed separatly. Students
are expected to manage their time and spend about 10 minutes on each of the short answer questions.
institutions, licensing boards, and some branches of the armed services accept
the GED certificate as they would a traditional high school diploma. Check to be sure of the certificate
requirements towards your individual goals.