GED Testing: Info you need to know about the GED Test

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You should be proud of yourself if you've taken the first step to improving your future by taking the GED test. The GED will offer you opportunities that will help improve your life and your career. Read on to find out a few facts about the actual GED tests.
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Earning the GED Credential

By taking the GED test, thousands of individuals like you will have access to a brighter future, go to college, or simply build self-confidence. Maybe you had to drop out of high school to help care of your family, just didn't have a hankering for school, or didn't think a high school diploma would help your future. For over 60 years, the GED test has been providing personal, professional, and academic fulfillment for thousands of adults who were unable to satisfy their formal high school studies.

Where to Take the GED

The GED can be taken almost anywhere in the United States and Canada, as well as at more than 100 locations internationally. GED Testing Centers are more than happy to help you find instruction to get you prepared to pass the GED Tests. When you visit www.GED.com, you'll find a locator to help you find a convenient testing center.

The Test Format

You are tested on four subject areas in the GED exam:

  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Reasoning through Language Arts

The exam consists of multiple-choice questions, reading tasks, short answer, and extended response questions. On the mathematics exam, you will only be allowed to use a calculator for one part of the subtest. In total, the GED exam takes about seven and a half hours to complete.

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