GED® Tests Required to Earn a GED Certificate

All tests are scheduled through ged.com and are taken at the KCC Testing Center.

MATHEMATICAL REASONING

REASONING THROUGH LANGUAGE ARTS

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Test topics

  • basic math,
  • geometry
  • basic algebra
  • graphs and functions.

Time to take the test

  • 115 minutes,
  • includes 2 minutes of instructions and final review,
  • includes 3 minute break between parts.

Format

  • 2 parts, calculator allowed on part 2,
  • access to calculator reference sheet and math formula sheet,
  • multiple choice and other question types (drag and drop, fill-in-the-blank, select an area, and drop down).

Price

  • $6 practice test,
  • $38 final exam.

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Test topics

  • Reading for meaning
  • Identifying and creating arguments
  • Grammar and language

Time to take the test

  • 150 minutes,
  • includes 3 minutes of instructions and final review,
  • includes 10-minute break between parts 2 and 3,
  • includes 45 minutes for the written essay.

Format

  • 3 sections,
  • 1 written essay (extended response),
  • multiple choice and other question types (drag and drop, select an area, and drop down).

Price

  • $6 practice test,
  • $38 final exam.

SOCIAL STUDIES

SCIENCE

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Test Topics

  • Reading for meaning in social studies.
  • Analyzing historical events and arguments in social studies.
  • Using numbers and graphs in social studies.

Time to take the test

  • 70 minutes,
  • includes 2 minutes of instructions and final review,
  • no break.

Format

  • calculator allowed,
  • access to calculator reference sheet,
  • multiple choice and other question types (drag and drop, fill in the blank, select an area, and drop down).

Price

  • $6 practice test,
  • $38 final exam.

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Test Topics

  • Reading for meaning in science.
  • Designing and interpreting science experiments.
  • Using numbers and graphics in science.

Time to take the test

  • 90 minutes,
  • includes 2 minutes of instructions and final review,
  • no break.

Format

  • calculator allowed,
  • access to calculator reference sheet,
  • multiple choice and other question types (drag and drop, fill in the blank, select an area, and drop down).

Price

  • $6 practice test,
  • $38 final exam.