General Educational Development (or GED) tests are a group of five subject tests which, when passed, certify that the taker has American or Canadian high school-level academic skills. The GED is also referred to as a General Education Diploma, General Equivalency Diploma, or Graduate Equivalency Degree. Once you get the GED diploma, you can pursue higher education and if you decide to do so, you will get the same government financial aid as any other high school graduate does. In order to sit for the GED Test candidates usually take up GED class so that they can prepare well of the GED Test.
How the test works The GED® test has a passing score of 145 on each test part. Therefore, you will need to reach a score of at least 145 on each part and a total score of 580 across the four-part battery in order to receive your GED® test credential. You may also earn the College Ready score or College Ready + Credit score if you earn the required score on a test subject. Learn more about the College Ready score and the College Ready + Credit score:
- Below Passing: 100-144
- GED® Passing Score: 145-164
- GED® College Ready: 165-174
- GED® College Ready + Credit: 175-200