About the GED 2014 Science Test

The GED Science test contains questions of a variety of formats, including short answer questions. Unlike previous versions of the GED, you will need considerable knowledge about science topics. Also, you will need some skills that you use on other parts of the GED test, such as interpreting charts and graphs. Some problems will give you an onscreen calculator to help you do math.

The GED Science test has two main themes: Energy and Health and the Human Body. The flow of energy is present in all three topics of the test, and all three topics address the human body and the effects of the environment on it. In addition to the three topics of life science, physical science and earth and space science, you will also need to know the scientific process.

Here are some of the question types that may appear on the GED Science test:

Short answer- Short answer questions will be mixed with the other questions, unlike the constructed or extended responses on other test sections. Be thorough, but do not spend too much time on them.

Drop Down- Select the correct answer from a drop-down menu:

GED stands for  General  Development

Multiple Choice- Select the correct answer from a list of choices:

Which of the following is not a section of the GED test:

social studies
mathematical reasoning


Drag and Drop- Put these items in order by dragging and dropping them with your mouse to the table on the left

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Hot Spot- Hot Spot items may have a picture or graph and ask you to click on a particular point in the image.  A red dot should appear where you click.