GED Overview

The GED®

Your ticket to a High School Credential & more

What is the GED®test?

GED Test is an American High School Equivalency Test. Passing the GED test grants the test-taker a U.S. High School Equivalence Diploma credential. GED is delivered in 60 countries worldwide. More than 20 million people have passed the GED test since its inception in 1942. GED is fully accredited by University Grants Commission (U.G.C.) of Bangladesh. Top private universities in the country accepts GED graduates. GED Test is the fastest and most affordable high school certification route in the country. .

The GED test is for you if you :

  • are 16 years of age and over.
  • are planning to opt out from H.S.C. (Intermediate) or A-Levels for financial, educational, or personal reasons.
  • have dropped out of school and don’t have a High Certification like H.S.C. or A-Levels.
  • want to get into a profession that has a minimum 12 years of schooling requirement.
  • want to study for a degree program in a University.

Preparation time : 4 Months

Cost of exam : $240

Main Subjects/Modules : Science, Social Studies, Mathematical Reasoning, and Reasoning through Language Arts (RLA).

Repeat : Modules can be retested 3 times in a year.

Stream : GED graduates can choose science, commerce or arts stream in University.

Advantages of preparing with PIE

GED® Test is the Fastest Track to a High School Degree, University Degree, and a better career. Come study with us; we are here to help you cross the bridge to your success.

PIE GED prep is a 4-month long intensive course taught by the most experienced GED trainers in the country. Here are a few reasons to join PIE;

  • A decades worth of experience in helping GED Test-takers prepare for their tests. Thousands of successful test-takers are our testimony that we take test prep very seriously.
  • Our prep is authorized by GED Testing Service’s (GEDTS) Authorized Tuition Provider Program.
  • Our campuses are Official GED Testing Centers where you can give the real GED® Tests and GED Ready® tests.
  • We use only the most up-to-date teaching/learning materials aligned with GED Testing Service’s recommendation.
  • Our lecture content is most aligned with GED Testing Service’s content and is updated frequently to match changing examination patterns .
  • We have full time counselors available to help any GED test-taker or prep candidate through phone, online chat, or in person sessions.
  • Test–takers can sit for mocks that simulate the real exam taking experience .
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GED Test Structure

Subjects Duration Sections
Reasoning through Language Arts (RLA) 150 minutes Part 1:

Reading Comprehension

– 35 minutes

Part 2:
Extended Response – 45 minutes

Part 3:

RC + Grammar-60 minutes

Social Studies 70 minutes All contents
Mathematical Reasoning 115 minutes 5 Questions (without calculator)
up-to 41 Questions (with calculator)
Science 90 minutes All Contents


All the above subjects can be taken one at a time. One can also schedule each module test separately which gives the test-taker the flexibility of self-management. The minimum passing score per module is 145 and the maximum is 200.

In the Reasoning through Language Arts (RLA) test, you will go through three sections, focusing on your ability to read and write closely, and your ability to edit and understand the use of standard written English in context.

During the Social Studies test, you will answer multiple-choice, drag-and-drop, hot-spots, fill-in-the-blanks, and drop-down style questions drawn from four content areas; US History, Economics, Geography, Civics and Governance. These questions will test your comprehension and analytical skills and the question stimulus material will come from the above mentioned content areas. To do well, you must be able to read passages, cartoons, graphs, and charts.

The Science test focuses on three major domains: life science, physical science, and earth and space science. Answering the questions requires a combination of excellent reading skills, specific knowledge, and the ability to interpret scientific data.

Finally, there’s the Mathematical Reasoning test. There are algebraic problem solving, and quantitative problem solving questions, utilizing multiple choice, drag-and-drop, hot spot, and fill-in-the-blank types. An on-screen calculator is available when a calculator is allowed, or you may use a handheld TI-30XS Multiview Scientific Calculator. The test center will not provide the calculator for your use during the test. You will also be given a page of math formulas to use during the test, and you will record some of your answers on either standard or coordinate plane grids.

GED Prep Package


*Includes 4 months of classes and complete set of learning materials including books and practice books

Individual classes and personalized sessions are also available. Kindly call our numbers for more information.

What are the benefits of earning a GED® credential?

Among the many benefits of the GED® testing program, passing the GED® test provides an opportunity for adults to continue their education. In fact, 95 percent of U.S. colleges and universities accept GED® graduates who meet their other qualifications for admission, according to the College Board.

A GED® credential documents that you have high school-level academic skills. About 96 percent of U.S. employers accept the GED® credential as equal to a traditional high school diploma, according to recent studies.

Who is eligible to take the GED® test?

You may take the GED® test if:

  • You are not enrolled in high school
  • You have not graduated from high school
  • You are at least 16 years old

What if I don't pass all the content areas the first time?

You can take one or more of the tests again. However, note that many jurisdictions have special requirements for candidates who don’t pass the GED® tests the first time. You may be required to wait several months or show proof of attending a preparation course before you’re permitted to re-test.

What makes a GED® credential equivalent to high school?

The GED® test is developed using specifications established by experienced secondary school and adult educators and are reviewed by subject matter experts. Every test question is subjected to multiple reviews by test specialists and external content specialists, and is pretested before becoming part of a final test form. The GED® test is also standardized and normed using a national stratified random sample of graduating high school seniors. In order to pass the tests, the GED® candidate must demonstrate a level of skill that meets or surpasses that demonstrated by approximately 60 percent of graduating high school seniors.

How can I register for the GED Test?

Most students register and schedule online using MyGED. Sign up with your valid e-mail address, complete your profile, and click the yellow “Start Scheduling” button to schedule your test.

Since scheduling needs an international credit card, you may contact PIE offices for registration and pay in local currency. You will need valid passport to test or register.

When will I receive my scores?

Currently, most scores are available within a few hours of testing. Log back in to and click on My Scores in the blue bar at the top or Get your Scores on your Scores tile.

What are the score requirements to pass the GED® test?

To earn a GED High School Equivalency Diploma you must:

  • Earn a standard score of at least 145 on each of the four GED® subtests.
  • Candidates who pass the test are given a GED Diploma and an Official Transcript that lists GED® test scores.

Each subtest is worth a set number of raw score points. Individual questions are worth different numbers of score points. For example, a test item with two drop-down selections would be worth two points, since the test-taker is being asked two separate things. In this case, it would be possible to earn 0, 1, or 2 points on that test item. A test-taker’s raw score is then scaled to a number from 100 to 200, with 150 scaled score points for a Passing Standard high school equivalency diploma.

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