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?
- 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.
- Mathematical Reasoning(115 minutes)
– Part 1 (first 5 test questions) calculator not allowed
– Part 2 (remaining 41 test questions) calculator allowed
- Science (90 minutes)
- 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.
From July 1 to September 30, 2023, the Illinois Community College Board is introducing the free summer GED® program. For more information about this program, please visit the website www.freegedil.org.
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.
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