Science | GED Science

The GED® Science Test focuses on three major content areas:

  • Life science (40%)
  • Physical science (40%)
  • Earth and space science (20%)

The test assesses key science reasoning, balancing conceptual understanding, procedural skill and fluency and the application of the reasoning skills to realistic situations. Each item on the Science Test is aligned to one science practice and one content topic.

The test includes items that test textual analysis and understanding, data representation and inference skills, as well as problem-solving with science content, in both academic and workforce contexts. The Science Test also measures statistics and data interpretation skills.

Breakdown of the Social Studies test by time and content:

Test Topics:

Reading for Meaning in Science
Designing and Interpreting Science Experiments
Using Numbers and Graphics in Science

Time (to take test):

90 minutes
Includes 2 minutes of instructions and final review
No break


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Multiple choice and other question types (fill in the blank, drag and drop, select an area, and drop down)