Preparing For The Different Parts Of The GED

This test is basically designed for adults who have not been able to achieve regular education. It was formed in 1942. The test helps the examinee to prove his skills and knowledge that one has acquired from various sources such as newspapers, books, television and radio and life experiences in general. Thus it helps the individual to strengthen their abilities and to keep pace with the changing scenario of the high school education.

There is no minimum qualification required to appear for the test. You should have the basic ability to read, write and understand letters, sentences etc. You should also know how to do addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The test consists of five subjects in total.

Language Arts, Writing Part 1, 2

Social Science



Language Arts, Reading


In order to appear for the test it is suggested that the test takers should prepare themselves well. Preparation is necessary as it helps you to overcome the weaknesses and to improve the results. It helps to create a link between the material they have learnt and how to practice that material to succeed in the test. The test taker has to appear for a total of five tests and he might not be good in some of them, in such a case it is better to prepare well for all the subjects. Guessing doesn't always prove to be helpful, especially in this test. So its essential to prepare well for the test rather than guessing and be uncertain. The test takers may be out of touch with studies so good preparation gives them an opportunity to brush up their knowledge.


The first test is Language Arts, Writing Part 1, 2.There are 50 multiple-choice questions and the time allotted to complete them is 75 minutes. The questions in Part 1 are related to organization, sentence structure, grammar, spellings etc. In each you are required to correct the mistakes. Part 2 consists of writing an essay on the topic provided to you in approximately 250 words.

The first step of preparation is to analyse the essay. Try to understand what is being asked. Mark the keywords, arrange the vocabulary list. Keep a dictionary handy. Select appropriate words. Plan your ideas and structure of the essay. Your essay should be divided into three main parts i.e. introduction, main body and conclusion. Avoid using abbreviations. You should maintain the fluency of thoughts without the repetition of words or ideas. Use connective words to link the sentences and paragraphs logically. Grammar is very important in the writing part, especially tenses, spellings etc, give relevant examples. Practice as much as you can. Remember to always leave some time at the end to go through your essay completely and correct any spelling mistakes, grammatical errors or repetition of thoughts and ideas.

In the science section, questions related to Life Science, Earth Science and Physical Science are asked. A total of 50 multiple-choice questions are given and the time allotted to complete the test is 80 minutes. In order undertake preparartion or the test you should critically think analyze and then try to attempt the questions. Time management plays a key factor in this test so you should try to complete the test within the given time limit. Preparation is the key to success in this science subject test. Science is a practical subject so you should practice it as much as possible. Refer to some good books that are available in the market. Acquire full knowledge about the subject. Mere bookish knowledge is not sufficient; one needs to know the facts and should be able to apply them accordingly.

The social studies test has 50 multiple-choice questions in total and you need to complete the test in 70 minutes. In this test questions related with Economics, Geography, Civics and Government and United States and World History are given. You will be asked to decipher and explain maps, charts, political cartoons, speeches, articles and photographs.

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