Source: Compiled from information from The American Council on Education, the official GED Testing Service, in an easy-to-use format.
What You Need to Know about Social Studies
Important Note: There is a different version of the social studies test for Canadian test takers.
The social studies test covers:
- History (United States or Canada, 25% of your score; World, 15%)
- Geography (15%)
- Civics and Government (25%)
- Economics (20%)
There are 50 multiple-choice social studies questions from a variety of sources, including academic and workplace situations. You will be given one or more paragraphs, a chart, table, graph, map, photograph, cartoon, or figure, and asked to understand, apply, analyze, or evaluate the information provided. You will choose the one best answer.
Time Allowed on Test
70 minutes (1 hour, 10 minutes)
Resources for Learning and Practicing