Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about GED® Study
Q: HELP! I can’t find the printable GED® tests! 
A: Our website is designed to be an interactive and virtual study guide. This means that all of the study guides and questions are ON THE WEBSITE itself, not printable. We do this to allow you to have immediate access to your test corrections.

If you would like printable material, you may purchase our new GED® Strengths and Weaknesses Evaluator. More information can be found HERE

Q: Where is the study guide?
A: Our site IS the study guide. We believe the best way to study is to practice, practice, practice! To get to our practice tests now click HERE

Q: What does a subscription to your site give me?
A: When you join, you automatically get our free videos and lots of other absolutely free content delivered right to your email inbox. Don’t worry, we only send information directly related to the GED® test and extra study materials.

Registering for the GED®

Q: How do I register for the GED® Test?
A: You can register for the GED® Test on-line at the official GED® website:

Q: Are there multiple forms of the test?
A: Yes! The GED® Test will have three different versions.

Q: What if I don’t pass the GED® test the first time I take it?
A: You can try again! If a person does not pass the GED® Test on the first try, they may try again. If you take all three forms of the test without passing, you may re-try the tests again AFTER 60 days.

Q: Will test-takers be allowed to take different portions of the exam on varying days? 
A: Yes! Test-takers are allowed to set their own schedule for taking the exam. Not all four portions of the exam must be taken on the same day.

General Questions about the GED® Exam

Q: How long is the GED® Test?
A: The entire test is 7 hours in length.

* 150 minutes: Reasoning through Reading and Writing
* 115 minutes: Mathematics
* 90 minutes: Science
* 90 minutes: Social Studies

Q: How is the GED® Test administered?
A: 1 (1)

GED® Scores and Scoring

Q: How is the GED® Test scored?
A: The GED® Test is scored at the test center where you take your test. If may take up to three hours to get your score.

Q: What is the passing score?
A: To understand how the test is scored, click HERE

Types of GED® Questions
Q: Will all the questions on the GED® Test be multiple choice?
A: No. There will be seven different types of test questions on the exam.

  1. Fill in the blank
  2. Drag and Drop
  3. Hot Spot
  4. Cloze
  5. Multiple Choice
  6. Short Response
  7. Extended Response

Q: What types of questions will be on the Reasoning through Language Arts portion of the GED® Test?
A: There will be one extended response item on the RLA test.

GED® Study Guide Knows the GED® test, here’s what you need to know.

In 2014, the GED® exam was overhauled. This is the first time since 2002 that significant changes have been made to the test. The New 2014 GED® test is taken completely on computer and is said to be more difficult than it’s older version. The 2014 GED® exam is not meant to be a high school equivalency test like it’s predecessor but instead is meant to prepare students to be successful in college, trade schools and in their future careers.

The test taker must use prior knowledge of the subject area to correctly answer the question. One of the most challenging elements of the new 2014 GED® test is that it requires the test takers to use their prior knowledge while taking the test to answer questions. Therefore, not all questions can be answered by simply using the information within the questions.

The new 2014 GED® test consists of 4 different subjects areas: Mathematics, Reasoning through Language Arts (RLA), Social Studies and Science. The reading and writing portions of the 2002 GED® test have now been combined into one section, Reasoning through Language Arts.

SectionNumber of QuestionsTime AllowedDescription
Math46 Questions115 minutesMultiple Choice
Hot spot
Social Studies35 Questions90 minutesMultiple Choice
Hot spot
One 25 minute extended response
Science34 Questions90 minutesMultiple Choice
Hot spot
Language Arts46 Questions150 minutesMultiple Choice
Hot spot
Short Answer items
One 45 minute extended response


Why GED® Study

Because the 2014 GED® is more challenging than ever, it is even more important to use a GED® Study Guide while preparing to take your GED® test. Our GED® Study Guide has been created with you, the test taker in mind. At GED® Study Guide, we realize that you lead a busy life. That is why our guide is designed to save you time and help you pass the GED® test faster.


Taking the GED® test costs enough money. We believe that your study guide shouldn’t! At GED® Study Guide, we strongly feel that making our virtual study guide free is best for our students. We want everyone to have access to quality study guide materials. We believe that if more people have free GED® study materials, then more people will do better on the GED® test. And as a result,  community and society will become better. The way we look at it, we could all use a little more good karma.

We are in this together.

At GED® Study Guide, we have a thriving community of people just like YOU studying for the GED® test. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or send us an email. We are here to support and guide you through your studying.

If there is anything we can do to help you as you prepare for the GED® test, please let us know.

How to study for the GED® test

At GED® Study Guide, we have created pre-tests, practice questions and practice tests for each of the 4 sections of the GED® test. We recommend that you start each section by taking one of our GED® pretests. Our pre-tests play a vital part in helping you identify your areas of strength and your areas of weakness within each GED® test sections.

The two different methods of studying we suggest are either the snowball method or the fill-in-the-gaps method.

The snowball method is when you start with the areas that will take the least amount of time to master. In other words, you start with areas that you already have a general understanding of and work toward the areas that you have a lesser understanding. This is called the snowball method because it allows you to build momentum as you study, by crossing of the areas you need the least amount of work in first. This is a good method of studying if you have been out of school and feel like you may be a little rusty getting back into the studying groove. This way of studying won’t feel as intimidating because you won’t be jumping into the hardest areas first. Instead, you will work your way up to them.

You may prefer the fill-in-the-gaps method. This method is the opposite of the snowball method. Using the fill-in-the-gaps method, you start with your weakest area. This method is better for people who haven’t been out of school very long and are confident in their prior knowledge and the studying abilities.

In the process of studying, it is essential that you review each subject section. You need to find your areas of strength AND weaknesses. Our studying resources vary from flash cards, to reading exercises and mini-lessons, in order to make sure that you have everything you need to study for the GED® test.

Starting 2018, the Science module will no longer include Short Answer items. Here are some common questions regarding the change:

When did Science Extended Response was removed from the exam?

Starting 2018, the Science module will no longer include Short Answer items.

Will this affect the length of the GED Science exam?

No, the duration will remain at 90 minutes.

If a student schedules the Science exam in 2017 for a date in 2018, will they be given the updated version of the exam?

Yes, a student will be given the new version.

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