The GED test (General Education Development or General Equivalency Exam) is an examination that can be taken and if the test taker scores an acceptable score it can be used in some cases as the equivalent of a high school diploma. There are some higher institutions that accept a GED in place of the diploma.
The GED test is composed of five different sections. Language arts has two different sections. the first is reading. This section is made up of 40 multiple choice questions. It includes questions associated with poetry, drama, fiction and nonfiction.
Any of the questions that are left blank are automatically wrong. Common sense says that if a test-taker does not know the answer an educated guess is a statistically better choice than leaving it blank. There is no opportunity for it to be correct if it not answered.
The writing portion of the language arts sections is a combination of 50 multiple choice questions and writing as essay. Make certain and complete every question. Not writing the essay will be enough to fail the GED. Write it. Simply do your best.
The mathematics section consists of two 25 question sections. One of the sections a calculator can be used. The test includes number sense and operations. There are problems that deal with geometry and measurements. Probability, data analysis and statistics will be covered. This sections is quite comprehensive.
The entire areas of science is 50 multiple choice questions. 35% of the questions will be the area of chemistry and physics. Earth and space science will make up 20% of the test. Life science covers the other 45%.
The social studies part of the exam is divided into these content areas, geography, history, civics and government, and economics. These are all done with multiple test questions.
Some may be thinking that there is no need to study because with so many multiple choice questions the odds are in their favor. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The questions are not easy and the expectation of passing the test is that they will understand the information when they go to their work or further their education. They will have to learn the material now or later.
There are numerous places online where practice tests are available. Study guides are readily available in libraries and online. Most counties have free tutors and classes available to prepare for the exam. This is an opportunity that should be taken by everyone who choose or was unable to obtain a high school diploma.