The Social Studies section of the GED tests your ability to analyze historical events and arguments, read for meaning in social studies, and use numbers and graphs in social studies contexts. To help you prepare for this section of the GED, this page contains everything you need to know, including what topics are covered, how many questions there are, and how you can study effectively.
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What’s on the GED Social Studies Test?
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Who is eligible to take the GED Social Studies Test?
The eligibility requirements for the GED Social Studies test, as well as the other GED tests, are listed below.
- You have to be at least 16 years old
- You are not enrolled in high school
- You have not graduated from high school
- You meet all of your state’s additional requirements
How much is the GED Social Studies Test?
The GED Social Studies test fees vary with each state. The test fee typically ranges from $3.75 to $30. (Prices are usually less than $30).
How long is the GED Social Studies Test?
The GED Social Studies test is 70 minutes (1 hour and 10 minutes). There are no breaks during this exam.
How many questions are on the GED Social Studies Test?
The number of questions on the GED Social Studies test varies with each state.
What do you have to score to pass the GED Social Studies Test?
In order to pass the GED Social Studies test or any GED test subject, you must earn a score of at least 145.
How many times can you retake the GED Social Studies Test?
Students may take the GED Social Studies test or any other GED subject as many times as needed. Each state has its own retake policies. Generally, students can take the test 3 times, and after the 3rd attempt, they have to wait 60 days before retaking the test.