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HiSET and GED comparisons

HiSET ® / GED© Comparisons

HiSET ®
(5 Subtests/Battery)
Both computer-delivered and paper-based testing
GED©
(4 Modules/Battery)
Computer-delivered testing only (except for accommodations)
Language Arts-Reading (65 minutes)

  • 50 multiple Choice Questions
Reasoning through Language Arts (150 minutes)
(51 Questions)

  • Section 1 — (27 minutes*)
  • Section 2 — Extended Response (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.

Language Arts-Writing (120 minutes)

  • 61 Questions
    • 60 multiple choice questions
    • 1 Essay
Mathematics (90 minutes)

  • 55 Multiple Choice Questions

Calculator: TI-30XS scientific calculator

Mathematical Reasoning (115 minutes)
(46 Questions)

  • Part 1 (first 5 questions) calculator not allowed
  • Part 2 (remaining 41 questions) calculator allowed
  • Possible Item Types:
    • Multiple choice
    • Drag-and-drop
    • Hot spot
    • Fill in the blank

Calculator: TI-30XS scientific calculator

Science (80 minutes)

  • 60 multiple choice questions

Calculator: TI-30XS scientific calculator

Science (90 minutes)
(34 Questions)

  • Possible Item Types:
    • Multiple choice
    • Short answer
    • Drag-and-drop
    • Hot spot
    • Fill in the blank

Calculator: TI-30XS scientific calculator

Social Studies (70 minutes)

  • 60 Multiple Choice Questions
Social Studies (70 minutes)
(35 questions)

  • Possible Item Types:
    • Multiple choice
    • Drag-and-drop
    • Hot spot
    • Fill in the blank

Calculator: TI-30XS scientific calculator

Scoring:
scaled-score range per subtest: 0-20
To pass: no subtest score lower than 8 and a battery total of 45 or above.
Scoring:
scaled-score range per module: 100-200
To pass: a score on each module of 145 or above.
For more detailed information on the content and structure of the HiSET ®, go to HiSET ®: Test at a Glance (TAAG) Information Brief — 2017. For more detailed information on the content and structure of the GED© test, go to GED®: Get Your GED.