What is Covered on the GED?

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The GED test covers four main academic subjects: Science, Social Studies, Mathematical Reasoning, and Reasoning through Language Arts. This article helps prepare students to study for the GED.
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Before you begin to study and prepare for the GED, it is essential to know what will be covered. Knowing about the subjects will give you more opportunity to study the right material, which will help you to pass the test.

According to the GED Testing Service (www.GEDTestingService.com), you will be 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, fill-in-the-blank, and short answer questions. Both the Social Studies and Reasoning through Language Arts have 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.

Being familiar with the test subjects and the testing style will help you prepare to succeed on the computer-based GED.

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