What is on the GED® toets?

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What is on the GED® test? The best way to prepare for your test is to know what is on the GED® test. Here is the information you need to know about what is on the GED® test.

What is on the GED® test? The best way to prepare for your test is to know what is on the GED® test. Here is the information you need to know about what is on the GED® test.

What is on the GED test

What is on the GED test

Wat moet ek verwag?

What should I expect?

What is on the GED® test? Dit is wat jy kan verwag dat:

What is on the GED® test? This is what you can expect:

  • You will go to a testing center to take the GED® test.
  • You cannot take the GED® test online.
  • Jy sal die toets neem op 'n rekenaar.
  • Jy kan die toets in Engels of Spaans neem.
  • Die toets het 4 dele, one for each content area (onderwerp).
  • You will go to a testing center to take the GED® test.
  • You cannot take the GED® test online.
  • You will take the test on a computer.
  • You can take the test in English or Spanish.
  • The test has 4 parts, one for each content area (subject).

The whole test takes between 7 en 8 ure, maar jy kan neem die 4 parts on different days over a 2-year period. Dit is goed vir besige werkers en ouers. It means you can choose to study for each part of the test for up to 8 maande, one part after the other. Of jy kan die dele wat jy reeds weet neem, en dan jou tyd gebruik om te studeer vir die moeiliker dele.

The whole test takes between 7 and 8 hours, but you can take the 4 parts on different days over a 2-year period. This is good for busy workers and parents. It means you can choose to study for each part of the test for up to 8 months, one part after the other. Or you can take the parts you already know, and then use your time to study for the harder parts.

Hoe weet ek as ek gereed om die toets?

How do I know if I am ready to take the test?

Jy kan neem ons gratis aanlyn praktyk toetse om te sien as jy gereed is.

You can take our free online practice tests to see if you are ready.

Wat is die vrae soos?

What are the questions like?

What is on the GED® test? The GED® test has different types of questions. To pass the test, you have to give the correct answer most of the questions.

What is on the GED® test? The GED® test has different types of questions. To pass the test, you have to give the correct answer most of the questions.

VEELKEUSE vrae

Multiple-choice questions

example multiple choice questionMost of the questions on your test will be multiple-choice questions. 'N VEELKEUSE vraag gee jou 'n keuse van antwoorde. Die vraag is dalk oor teks, of dit kan wees oor 'n foto of kaart. Is dit dalk 'n diagram, insluitende 'n grafiek, tabel, of grafiek. Onder die teks of beeld sal wees 'n vraag en dan 'n lys van antwoorde, like this. You choose the right one by clicking a circle.

example multiple choice questionMost of the questions on your test will be multiple-choice questions. A multiple-choice question gives you a choice of answers. The question might be about text, or it could be about a picture or map. It might be a diagram, including a chart, table, or graph. Below the text or image will be a question and then a list of answers, like this. You choose the right one by clicking a circle.

Die goeie ding oor VEELKEUSE vrae is dat die antwoord is altyd daar voor jy. Jy moet net uitvind watter een dit is. Om dit te doen, Jy moet kyk versigtig na die inligting wat jy gegee word. Lees die vraag noukeurig, ook. Dit kan dalk mislei jy 'n bietjie – byvoorbeeld, it could say, Watter antwoord is nie ware?

The good thing about multiple-choice questions is that the answer is always there in front of you. You just have to figure out which one it is. To do this, you need to look carefully at the information you are given. Read the question very carefully, too. It might trick you a little bit – for example, it could say, Which answer is not true?

Other types of questions

Other types of questions

The GED® test has a few other question formats. They are:

The GED® test has a few other question formats. They are:

  • Drag-and-drop
  • Drop-down
  • Fill-in-the-blank
  • Hot spot
  • Drag-and-drop
  • Drop-down
  • Fill-in-the-blank
  • Hot spot

Probeer hulle!

Try them out!

Try out all these GED® question types you will see on the test. You will be able to complete all of the question types if you practice ahead of time!

Try out all these GED® question types you will see on the test. You will be able to complete all of the question types if you practice ahead of time!

Writing questions

Writing questions

The GED® test includes anextended responsequestion in the language arts (lees en skryf) artikel. You will have to write an essay about a topic you are given. It will be a short essay of 4 om 7 paragraphs (a paragraph means more than one sentence).

The GED® test includes an “extended response” question in the language arts (reading and writing) section. You will have to write an essay about a topic you are given. It will be a short essay of 4 to 7 paragraphs (a paragraph means more than one sentence).

The testers want to see that you can understand information, ontwikkel 'n idee of mening, Gee voorbeelde, en skryf duidelik oor jou gedagtes. They also want to see that you can write English correctly and use the computer to present your writing.

The testers want to see that you can understand information, develop an idea or opinion, give examples, and write clearly about your thoughts. They also want to see that you can write English correctly and use the computer to present your writing.

Wat is die vakke?

What are the subjects?

Daar is 4 content areas (vakke) on the GED® test: sosiale studies, wetenskap, wiskunde (Wiskunde vir kort), en taal kuns (lees en skryf).

There are 4 content areas (subjects) on the GED® test: social studies, science, mathematics (math for short), and language arts (reading and writing).

What is on the GED® test: Language arts (lees en skryf)

What is on the GED® test: Language arts (reading and writing)

The GED® language arts (lees en skryf) test measures how well you understand what you read, if you can write correctly, and how well you can explain your ideas.

The GED® language arts (reading and writing) test measures how well you understand what you read, if you can write correctly, and how well you can explain your ideas.

The GED® language arts test is 150 minutes long, including a 10-minute break. It has three sections:

The GED® language arts test is 150 minutes long, including a 10-minute break. It has three sections:

  • Reading – 60 minute
  • Writing (Taal) - 35 minute
  • Writing (essay) - 45 minute
  • Reading – 60 minutes
  • Writing (language) – 35 minutes
  • Writing (essay) – 45 minutes

The reading part of the test will test your ability to understand and answer questions from a piece of text. The texts might be from a speech, 'n brief, 'n koerantberig / artikel, of 'n gedeelte van 'n boek. The writing (Taal) part of the test will ask you questions about correct ways of writing. Dit sal jou begrip van die grammatika toets. The first two sections use multiple choice, and other simple question types. The third section requires you to write an essay.

The reading part of the test will test your ability to understand and answer questions from a piece of text. The texts might be from a speech, a letter, a newspaper article, or a passage from a book. The writing (language) part of the test will ask you questions about correct ways of writing. It will test your understanding of grammar. The first two sections use multiple choice, and other simple question types. The third section requires you to write an essay.

Jy hoef nie te weet enige feite tot die taal kuns toets slaag. Jy moet wys dat jy verstaan wat jy lees deur vrae te beantwoord, en dat jy kan skryf korrekte Afrikaans. Jy kan leer more about the language arts test.

You don’t need to know any facts to pass the language arts test. You need to show that you understand what you are reading by answering questions, and that you can write correct English. You can learn more about the language arts test.

What is on the GED® test: Sosiale studies

What is on the GED® test: Social studies

The GED® social studies test measures your understanding of the history, economics and geography of the United States, and of some world issues too.

The GED® social studies test measures your understanding of the history, economics and geography of the United States, and of some world issues too.

The testers are looking for some basic knowledge of the United States and the world economy and geography. The test measures your ability to understand and interpret information more than it measures your knowledge of facts.

The testers are looking for some basic knowledge of the United States and the world economy and geography. The test measures your ability to understand and interpret information more than it measures your knowledge of facts.

The GED® social studies test lasts 70 minute. It uses several different question types, including multiple choice, drag-and-drop, hot spot, and fill-in-the-blank. The questions are about civics and government (50%), United States history (20%), ekonomie (15%), and geography and the world (15%). Jy kan leer more about the social studies test.

The GED® social studies test lasts 70 minutes. It uses several different question types, including multiple choice, drag-and-drop, hot spot, and fill-in-the-blank. The questions are about civics and government (50%), United States history (20%), economics (15%), and geography and the world (15%). You can learn more about the social studies test.

What is on the GED® test: Math

What is on the GED® test: Math

The GED® math test will measure your understanding of several kinds of mathematics. These include solving algebra problems, procedural skills, data analysis, number sense and reasoning skills.

The GED® math test will measure your understanding of several kinds of mathematics. These include solving algebra problems, procedural skills, data analysis, number sense and reasoning skills.

Reasoning skills means your ability to understand the information in front of you and answer questions about it. Meeste van die toets sal gebruik net basiese Wiskunde vaardighede en beredenering vaardighede. The more advanced topics will be covered in just a few questions out of the whole test.

Reasoning skills means your ability to understand the information in front of you and answer questions about it. Most of the test will use just basic math skills and reasoning skills. The more advanced topics will be covered in just a few questions out of the whole test.

The GED® math test is 115 minutes long and has two parts:

The GED® math test is 115 minutes long and has two parts:

  • deel 1 (first 5–7 test questions) – a calculator is not allowed
  • deel 2 (remaining test questions – about 40) – a calculator is allowed
  • Part 1 (first 5–7 test questions) – a calculator is not allowed
  • Part 2 (remaining test questions – about 40) – a calculator is allowed

Students must submit their answers to the first questions (calculator not allowed) before moving on to the rest of the test. Jy kan leer more about the math test.

Students must submit their answers to the first questions (calculator not allowed) before moving on to the rest of the test. You can learn more about the math test.

Watch a video about how to use the on-screen GED® test calculator

Watch a video about how to use the on-screen GED® test calculator

What is on the GED® test: Wetenskap

What is on the GED® test: Science

The GED® science test measures your understanding of some basic scientific ideas. Your test will focus on certain areas of science: life science, physical science, and earth and space science. It also tests your knowledge of how scientists develop ideas (die wetenskaplike metode).

The GED® science test measures your understanding of some basic scientific ideas. Your test will focus on certain areas of science: life science, physical science, and earth and space science. It also tests your knowledge of how scientists develop ideas (the scientific method).

The GED® science test lasts 90 minute. Dit het 34 om 45 questions using several different question types, including multiple choice, drag-and-drop, hot spot, and fill-in-the-blank. Many questions will ask you to read a simple scientific text and answer questions. You can also expect to see a lot of tables and charts and to answer questions about them. You may use a calculator for some of the questions if you want to. Jy kan leer more about the science test.

The GED® science test lasts 90 minutes. It has 34 to 45 questions using several different question types, including multiple choice, drag-and-drop, hot spot, and fill-in-the-blank. Many questions will ask you to read a simple scientific text and answer questions. You can also expect to see a lot of tables and charts and to answer questions about them. You may use a calculator for some of the questions if you want to. You can learn more about the science test.

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I have questions about how to take the GED® test in my state.

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