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The five GED tests offered at the Testing Center are:

Available GED Tests
Subject Hours
Language Arts - Writing 2 hours
Social Studies 1 hour and 10 minutes
Science 1 hour and 20 minutes
Language Arts - Reading 1 hour and 5 minutes
Mathematics 1 hour and 30 minutes
Total Test Time 7 hours and 5 minutes

Language Arts: Writing Skills (2 hrs.)
Grammar (1 hr.15 min.)
Measures ability to use Standard English clearly and effectively.
35% Sentence Structure
35% Usage
30% Spelling, Punctuation, Capitalization.
Essay (45 min.)
Tests composition skills. Examinee must write a 200 word essay on a specific topic assigned during this testing session.

Social Studies (70 min.)
Consists of a collection of maps, graphs, charts, cartoons, and short reading passages related to the area of social science. Examinee must be able to comprehend and interpret the contents of each passage.
25% History
20% Economics
20% Political Science
15% Geography
20% Behavioral Sciences
Science. (80 min.)
Consists of a combination of general knowledge questions, and reading passages related to the natural sciences. Examinee should have the working knowledge of basic scientific data and be able to comprehend and interpret the content of each reading passage.
50% Life Science
50% Physical
Language Arts: Reading (65 min.)
Measures ability to read and logically evaluate selected passages from various literary works.
50% Popular Literature
25% Classical Literature
25% Commentary on Literature & the Arts
Mathematics (90 min.)
Tests ability to understand and use basic arithmetic, algebraic, and geometric concepts.
50% Arithmetic
30% Algebra
20% Geometry

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