Both Parts 1 and 2 of the Mathematics test have multiple-choice, standard grid, and co-ordinate plane grid questions.
Math formulas You will be provided with a page of formulas like this one at the front of the Mathematics test booklets.
Two trained readers will score your essay on the basis of the following elements: • Well-focused main points • Clear organization • Specific development of your ideas • Control of sentence structure, punctuation, grammar, word choice, and spelling Each reader will score your essay on a four-point scale, and the scores will be averaged to find your final score.
If you earn a final score of less than two on the essay, you must retake both Parts 1 and 2 of the Language Arts, Writing Test.
The questions ask you to understand, apply, analyze, and synthesize information that you are given in the reading selections.
Literary texts constitute 75 per cent of each test and include at least one selection from each of the following areas: The reading selections in the Language Arts, Reading test range from 200 to 400 words, with poetry running from eight to 25 lines.50 multiple-choice questions, 1 hour 10 minutes The Social Studies test contains 50 multiple-choice questions from the following content areas: 40% History 25% Civics and Government 20% Economics 15% Geography Most of the test questions are based on written and visual texts drawn from a variety of sources, including academic and workplace texts, as well as primary and secondary sources.The information provided may be one or more paragraphs, a chart, table, graph, map, photograph, cartoon, or figure.They are divided among the following three question types: correction, revision, and construction shift.30% Sentence structure Correct sentence fragments, run-on sentences, comma splices, improper coordination and subordination, misplaced modifiers, and lack of parallel structure.15% Organization Restructure paragraphs or ideas within paragraphs, identify topic sentences, and create unity and coherence in the document.In the Language Arts, Writing Test, Part 2, you will write an essay about an issue or subject of general interest.A calculator will be provided for your use at the official GED® Testing Centre.Because estimation and mental math are critical skills, you are not permitted to use the calculator on Part 2 of the test.Calculator directions (PDF) For Part 1, a calculator (the Casio fx-260) will be provided for your use. If you plan to use the calculator, you should become familiar with its operations before you take the test.Basic directions for the calculator are provided on this Calculator Directions handout, and on the actual test.