

The 2014 GED^{®} Test Specifications
 Four content areas:
 Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA) (150 minutes)
 Section 1 (35 minutes*)
 Section 2 (45 minutes)
 Student Break (10 minutes)
 Section 3 (60 minutes*)
*The time allotted for sections 1 and 3 may vary slightly, but the total test time will always be 150 minutes.
 Mathematical Reasoning (115 minutes)
 Part 1—(first 5 test questions) calculator not allowed
 Part 2—(remaining 41 test questions) calculator allowed
 As of Friday, February 21, 2014, the standard time allowance on the GED® test  Mathematical Reasoning was increased by 25 minutes.
 The time allowance for GED Ready™—Mathematical Reasoning—was also increased by 13 minutes.
 Science (90 minutes)
 Social Studies (90 minutes)
 Section 1 (65 minutes)
 Section 2 (25 minutes)
 English and Spanish
 Students can test three times on the same subject without waiting. After the third attempt, there is a 60day waiting period before trying again.
 Seven different item types:
 Extended response
 Draganddrop
 Dropdown
 Fillintheblank
 Hot spot
 Multiple choice
 Short answer
