The new 2014 computer-based GED test from GED Testing Service has four parts:
- Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA) (150 minutes)
- Mathematical Reasoning (90 minutes)
- Science (90 minutes)
- Social Studies (90 minutes)
It's important to understand that while students take the test on a computer, the test is not an online test. You must take the test at an official GED testing facility. You can find the testing centers for your state on our state-by-state listing of adult education websites: GED/High School Equivalency Programs in the United States.
There are seven types of test items on the new exam:
- Hot spot
- Multiple choice (4 options)
- Extended response (Found in RLA and Social Studies. Students read and analyze a document and write a response using evidence from the document.)
- Short answer (Found in RLA and Science. Students write a summary or conclusion after reading a text.)
Sample questions are available on the GED Testing Service site.
The test is available in English and Spanish, and you can take each part up to three times in a one-year period.