Important Notice

alert iconCampus will be closed beginning Monday, December 22, 2014. Campus offices will reopen on Tuesday, January 6, 2015. Have questions during the holiday break? Don't forget the Call Center is open 24/7 to help you at 1-855-GO-WKCTC or help.westkentucky.kctcs.edu.
[More Info]
Adult Education center

GED Tests

The GED test measure the educational achievement of adults who are not high school graduates and compares their competency with that of high school graduates. For sample questions, you may access this sites:

 http://www.gedtestingservice.com/educators/freepracticetest

 

    If you started taking the GED tests prior to January 1, 2014, but did not pass, your scores cannot be carried forward to complete your GED. You will need to take the entire test on the 2014 version administered at all GED test centers.


    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
      • Science (90 minutes)
      • Social Studies (90 minutes)
        - Section 1 (65 minutes)
        - Section 2 (25 minutes)
    • English and Spanish
    • 3 opportunities to test per year, per content area
    • Seven different item types:

      • Extended response
      • Drag-and-drop
      • Drop-down
      • Fill-in-the-blank
      • Hot spot
      • Multiple choice
      • Short answer
    • Delivered on computer (not online)
    • Paper testing only available as an accommodation