About the GED

In this section

What you need to know about the GED® 2014


What is tested?

Each subject tests your skills and knowledge in different topics

  • Math - Quantitative & algebraic problem solving
  • Science - Life science, physical science, earth and space science
  • Social Studies - Civics and government, U.S. history, economics, geography and the world
  • Reasoning Through Language Arts - Ability to read closely, write clearly, and edit and understand written text

How do I take the test?

  • You may take the GED® if you are 19 years of age or older. Students who are 17 or 18 years of age must apply for an age waiver.
  • Students must take the test at an official PearsonVue testing center
  • The test is done on a computer
  • To find a testing center and times, first create an account at https://ged.com/ and click on "schedule a test"