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GED Subjects

GED Test Content & Credentials

Southpointe is an official GED Testing site.   The test has the following four content test module.

      1. Reasoning through Language Arts | Test Length 150 minutes
        • Section 1 (35 minutes*) tests all content
        • Section 2 (45 minutes) is the Extended Response portion of the test
        • Student break (10 minutes)
        • Section 3 (60 minutes*) tests all content

        The time allotted for sections 1 and 3 may vary slightly, but the total test time will always be 150 minutes.

      2. Social Studies | Test Length 70 minutes in one single section
      3. Science |Test Length 90 minutes in one single section.  There are two Short Answer questions included on the test, but they are not timed separately.  Students are expected to manage their time and spend about 10 minutes on each of the Short Answer questions.
      4. Mathematics Reasoning | Test Length 120 minutes in one single section
        • Part 1 – (first 5 test questions) calculate not allowed
        • Part 2 - (remaining 41 test questions calculator allowed

        Students must submit their answers before moving on to the rest of the test.  These parts are not timed separately.


    The GED® test will have a passing score of 145 for each subject. Therefore, students will need to reach a score of at least 145 on each subject and a total score of 580 or higher across all four subjects in order to receive the GED® test credential. Students may also earn the GED® College Ready score or GED® College Ready + Credit score if they earn the required score on a test subject. See below for the full score scale:

    • Below Passing: 100 – 144
    • Passing Score: 145 – 164
    • GED® College Ready: 165 – 174
    • GED® College Ready + Credit: 175 – 200