GED Social Studies Science Language Arts Reading Writing Math Test Format Syllabus Paper Pattern



This test consists of five different test sections:
SOCIAL STUDIES 
This section contains 50 multiple choice questions.
  • History (U.S. or Canada, 25%*; World, 15%)
  • Geography (15%)
  • Civics and government (25%)
  • Economics (20%)

SCIENCE
This section consists of 50 multiple choice questions.
·         Physical science (physics and chemistry, 35%)
  • Life science (45%)
  • Earth and space science (20%)
LANGUAGE ARTS, READING
This test consists of 40 multiple choice questions.
·         Poetry
  • Drama
  • Prose fiction before 1920
  • Prose fiction between 1920 and 1960
  • Prose fiction after 1960
Nonfiction constitutes 25 percent of each test and includes two selections of nonfiction prose from any two of the following areas:
  • Nonfiction prose
  • Visual and performing arts reviews
  • Workplace and community documents
MATHEMATICS
It consists of 50 questions divided into two parts, and focuses on the following content areas:
  • Number operations and number sense (20-30%)
  • Measurement and geometry (20-30%)
  • Data analysis, statistics, and probability (20-30%)
  • Algebra, functions, and patterns (20-30%)
LANGUAGE ARTS, WRITING
The language arts, writing content area is divided into two parts.
Part I
The first part contains 50 multiple choice questions from the following content areas:
  • Organization (15%)
  • Sentence structure (30%)
  • Usage (30%)
  • Mechanics (25%)
Part II
The second part consists of writing an essay about a familiar subject.
  • Focused main points
  • Clear organization
  • Specific development of ideas
  • Sentence structure control, punctuation, grammar, word choice, and spelling

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