New Mexico - Public Education Department

Content Areas
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 60-day waiting period before trying again.
  • Seven different item types:
    • Extended response
    • Drag-and-drop
    • Drop-down
    • Fill-in-the-blank
    • Hot spot
    • Multiple choice
    • Short answer
 
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