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 GED TEST
 WHAT IS THE GED?

 

General Education 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 subjects:

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.

 

GED EXAM COST 

 

Each subject (module) cost $35 or $140 in total.
 

GED CERTIFICATE

Most postsecondary 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.

 

For more information, please call our PaCE center located at the Westfield Shopping Center Mall at

760-776-7420 or go online to the CA State Office of Education's GED website at www.gedtestingservice.com.