• What are the four tests?

    The GED® has four tests or modules that can be taken in any order. Tests are computer-based and have to be taken at an approved GED testing center. The GED test will be about seven and a half hours long with the timing for each subject area as follows:

    Reasoning through Language Arts (RLA)

    • Time Limit: About 150 minutes, including a 10 minute break
    • Content:
    • Non-fiction & informational 75%
    • Fiction and literature 25%
    • No writing required

    Mathematical Reasoning

    • Time Limit: 115 minutes
    • Content:
    • Algebraic Problem Solving 55%
    • Quantitative Problem Solving 45%
    • Computer skills needed
    • No writing required
    • Calculations are required

     

    Social Studies

    • Time Limit: 70 minutes
    • Content:
    • Civics and Government 50%
    • U.S. History 20%
    • Economics 15%
    • Geography and the world 15%
    • No writing required
    • Calculations are required

     

    Science

    • Time Limit: 90 minutes
    • Content:
    • Life Science 40%
    • Physical Science 40%
    • Earth and Space Science 20%
    • No writing required
    • Calculations are required

    If you have any questions about the GED® tests, contact Metro North ABE.

  • Contact

    Metro North ABE
    Adult basic education

    Email: info@metronorthabe.org
    Phone: 763-433-4200
    Fax: 763-433-4203

  • Student prepares for GED in class