The Nevada GED

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Nevada residents without a diploma or General Education Development (GED) credential are at a serious disadvantage in the growing competitive job market. This article answers many questions on how to obtain your NV GED.
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What is the Format?

The GED is composed of four subject areas: Language Arts; Social Studies; Science; and Mathematical Reasoning. The Science section has one part, math and social studies two parts and the language arts test three parts. 00000Part II of the Mathematical Reasoning section allows you to use a calculator -which is provided- while Part I does not permit the use of a calculator.

Question formats are multiple choice, fill in the blank, drag and drop, hot spot, and short and extended response.

How is the Exam Scored and What if I Don't Pass?

To pass the GED, according to the GED Testing Service,, you must make an overall score of 600. The minimum passing score for each individual test is 150. Scores range from 150-200; an Honors passing score is 170 or higher.

You can take the GED as many times as you wish, but there is a 24-hour waiting period to retake a test for the first time and a 60-day waiting period after the third attempt.

Who is Eligible?

The following general eligibility requirements are applicable for those seeking to take the GED in this state:

  • You are a Nevada resident.
  • You are at least 18 years of age.

For those age 16-17, parental and school board of trustees permission is needed to those residing within the school district. A minimum practice test score of 410 may be required by local school districts.

How do I Register for the GED and What Does it Cost?

Registration takes place on the GED website,, by creating a MyGED account. You will be charged $23.75 for each of the four sections or subtests to take the GED in Nevada.

How do I Prepare?

If you are interested in taking preparation course, contact your local Nevada community college or literacy agency. Obviously, there is the self-study option. Try visiting a library, purchasing your study materials, taking free practice tests online (such as on the GED website), or watching PBS for GED lessons on your TV.

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