GED Science Practice Test
What is the GED Science Test?
The GED, General Education Development or General Education Diploma, is a high school equivalency credential available to individuals who did not earn their high school diploma. After students pass the GED test, they are eligible to apply for colleges and entry-level employment positions.
The GED program, which is available in all 50 states, includes four different subjects, which are all considered separate tests. The subjects include reasoning through language arts, social studies, mathematical reasoning, and science. The GED Science exam tests student’s ability to interpret graphs and charts with scientific data, and draw conclusions using critical thinking.
Who is eligible to take the GED Science Test?
In order to take the GED Science test, you must meet the following requirements:
- You are not enrolled in high school
- You are at least 16 years old
- You have not graduated from high school
- You meet all of your state’s additional requirements
Some states have additional requirements, including residency and length of time since leaving high school. Some of the required supporting documentation may include an age waiver and a student exit interview form. Applicants can find out more about their state’s additional requirements and policies on the GED website.
How much is the GED Science Test?
The GED administrators consider each subject a separate test, so applicants may pay for each test separately. Exam fees vary with each state but typically range from $3.75 to $30. (The cost per test is usually less than $30).
What topics are covered on the GED Science?
The GED Science test evaluates student’s ability to:
- Read and write about science topics
- Apply science concepts
- Apply mathematical reasoning in science
Some of the many topics covered on the GED Science test include:
- Celsius and Fahrenheit
- Chemical Bonds
- Cause and Effect
- Independent and Dependent Variables
GED Science Practice Test
How long is the GED Science Test?
Students have 90 minutes (1 hour and 30 minutes) to complete the GED Science test. There are no breaks for this exam. If you scheduled another GED Test (mathematical reasoning, reasoning through language arts, or social studies), you may take a break before starting the next test.
What kind of questions are on the GED Science Test?
The GED Science test includes the following question types:
- Fill in the blank
- Drag and drop
- Select an area
- Multiple choice
- Drop down
How many questions are on the GED Science Test?
There is no set amount of questions on the GED Science test. The number varies with each state. Students will have 90 minutes (1 hour and 30 minutes) to complete the exam.
What do you have to score to pass the GED Science Test?
The passing score for the GED Science test or any GED test (mathematical reasoning, reasoning through language arts, or social studies) is 145. If you are in the New Jersey, you must earn a score of at least 150 to pass the exam.
How many times can you retake the GED Science Test?
Although each state has different retake policies, students can retake the GED Science test or any other GED subject test as many times as needed. In most states, students can take the test 3 times, and after the 3rd attempt, there is a 60-day waiting period. Additionally, some state policies may only allow students to take the test a certain amount of times a year. For example, in Maryland, students are allowed to take the test 3 times a year.
What to expect on test day
Below you find some standard rules and procedures for test day.
- You should arrive at your testing location at least 15 minutes before the start of the exam. If you are more than 15 minutes late, you may not be admitted into the testing area, and your test fee will be forfeited.
- You must bring a non-expired photo identification card that has your signature. Some acceptable forms of ID include a military ID, a license, a passport, and a state-issued ID.
- You are allowed to bring a TX-30XS hand-held calculator.
- Before the start of the test, the test administrators will provide you with three erasable boards and a marker.
- There will be a test-timer on your screen so you can keep track of how much time you have left on the exam. During the last few minutes of the test, you may not minimize the timer.
- All of your personal items including electronic devices, backpacks, and purses are not allowed in the testing area. Some testing centers have storage spaces.
How to study for the GED Science Test
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Recent studies have shown that one of the most successful studying strategies is repetition, so our test-researchers carefully designed the Mometrix GED Flash Cards. With these flash cards, you can consistently quiz yourself and study on the go. By the time it’s test day, you will be more than prepared.
We look forward to helping you pass the GED test. We wish you the best of luck!
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