The GED exam is for adults who do not have a high school diploma. The certification that you receive upon completion of the Utah GED examination is accepted as an equivalent credential to a high school diploma by employers and colleges across the United States. The GED exam covers basic subjects that students are taught in high school. Topics covered in GED classes include writing, reading, social studies, math, and science. These subject areas make up the GED examination in Utah.
Language Arts: Writing
The GED writing section tests the ability to identify, write and analyze provided writing samples. The writing section always comes first and includes an essay question. Additionally, the writing section contains 50 questions that assess the ability to correct sentences and make revisions and tests knowledge of grammar and construction. The test provides 75 minutes to complete the first section and 45 minutes for the essay.
Language Arts: Reading
The reading portion of the GED test determines the ability to extract and respond to information provided in various types of publications. Fiction and nonfiction materials are covered. However, you must actively read, ask questions and analyze the information presented to do well. The test consists of 50 multiple-choice questions.
The mathematics portion of the GED test contains 50 questions of mixed multiple-choice and grid-ins. The mathematics section tests your knowledge of algebra, measurements, and your understanding of geometry. Word problems make up a large portion of the test. The mathematics section consists of 45-minute sessions.
The science section of the GED test contains 50 multiple-choice questions that test knowledge of life science, Earth and space sciences, chemistry, and physics. Additionally, the test requires strong reading skills and the ability to analyze and understand various forms of scales, maps, figures, charts, and scientific data. The science section provides 80 minutes to complete the questions.
The social studies portion of the GED test contains 50 multiple-choice questions from several fields in the social sciences. For example, the test measures the understanding of the constitution, how government works, basic principles of inflation, economics, and U.S. history. The exam allows 70 minutes to complete the questions.
- Speaking Proficiency
- Listening Comprehension
- Reading Comprehension
- Writing Proficiency
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