Test Format and Accommodations  

The GED® test is made up of four tests covering core academic areas

Reasoning Through Language Arts (150 minutes)


Mathematics (115 minutes)

  • Part I   - (first 5 questions) Calculator not allowed
  • Part II  - (remaining 41 questions) Calculator  allowed

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Assistance for People with Disabilities

For examinees with documented physical, psychological, emotional, attention deficit, or specific learning disabilities, accommodations give equal access to GED® testing.

If you believe you may have a disability that could keep you from taking the GED® test in the way they are usually given, you might be entitled to receive reasonable testing accommodations.

Accommodations are available for people with

  • Learning and Other Cognitive Disabilities 
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder 
  • Emotional/Psychological/Psychiatric Disability 
  • Physical/Chronic Health Disability
  • Intellectual Disabilities

Accommodations may include

  • Extended time
  • Frequent breaks
  • Reader
  • Scribe 
  • Private testing

How to get assistance

If you have a disability, documented by a qualified professional, ask your local GED Testing CenterTM for one of these forms:

The GED Testing CenterTM  will assist you in completing the appropriate form.  Each request is considered on an individual basis. If accommodations are approved, your local GED examiner will arrange to conduct the testing with the approved changes.