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2014 GED® TEST

The content of the 2014 GED® test does differ from that tested on the 2002 Series GED® test. The 2014 GED® test is administered on computer and is about 7 hours long. Below are some frequently asked questions regarding the new test.

How hard is the 2014 GED test?

The 2014 GED® test is aligned with today’s high school standards. The difficulty level to pass the 2014 GED® test is the same difficulty level needed to pass high school today.

What is the breakdown of the four tests by time and content?

  1. Reasoning through Language Arts (RLA)(150 minutes)
    – Section 1 (35 minutes*)
    – Section 2 (45 minutes)
    – Student Break (10 minutes)
    – Section 3 (60 minutes*)
    *The time allotted for sections 1 and 3 may vary slightly, but the total test time will always be 150 minutes.
  2. Mathematical Reasoning(115 minutes)
    – Part 1 (first 5 test questions) calculator not allowed
    – Part 2 (remaining 41 test questions) calculator allowed
  3. Science (90 minutes)
  4. Social Studies(90 minutes)
    – Section 1 (65 minutes)
    – Section 2 (25 minutes)

How do I prepare for the GED® test?

GED® preparation classes are offered free of charge at local adult education programs. For more information call 800-321-9511. GED® study materials are available through the MyGED portal at GED.com.

How do I sign up for the GED® test?

You can register online using MyGED at GED.com. You may also register over the phone by calling 1-877-392-6433.

Do I have to take all four parts at once?

No, you can schedule one test at a time on different dates. You can also take all the test parts on the same day if you can find a testing center with hours that accommodate it.

How much does the GED® test cost?

The GED® test cost is comprised of four parts (modules). Each module of the GED® test currently costs $30.  Test fees must be paid online at the time of scheduling.

Beginning July 1, 2023, there will be an increase in the cost of the GED® test to $36 per module. This revised fee structure also includes one free retake opportunity.


What is the passing score for the GED® test?

Test-takers must score a minimum of 145 on each part of the GED® test to pass.


October 1, 2023,   

GED users will be able to use the ILSAVE discount code which will cover $26.00 for each test. For HISET users the code will change to ILSAVE26, which will cover up to $26 of the test.


Constitution Requirement

Illinois Constitution Requirement

As of July 1, 2022, the Constitution requirement for awarding the State of Illinois High School Diploma returns.

Please contact your local Regional Office of Education* for more information about the Constitution module.

*Cook County residents should contact the Cook County HSE Records Office at 312-814-4488 or by email at ICCB.CookHSE@Illinois.gov