To pass the GED in order to show that you have the knowledge equivalent to a high school diploma, you are required to pass all five sections of the exam. They include science, math, reading, writing and social studies. Each part requires you to take a unique and well-prepared approach to the exam in order to pass.
The social studies section has 50 questions on it. You are given 70 minutes to complete the exam and you need to have the proper knowledge and skills in order to pass it. It consists of interpreting US history, civics and government, economics, global history and geography. The test questions test using application, analysis, evaluation and comprehension.
The best way to pass this section is to be well-informed about the topics. If you don’t already know the skills and information that is getting tested, the best way to prepare is to look at an overview of the topics that are going to be included. All of these questions are in the multiple-choice format, which makes it easier to take the exam because you can cross off the answers that you know are definitely not possible as answers to the questions.
A large part of the exam requires you to read information from both written and visual formats. You need to be able to understand and interpret maps, graphs, photos, artwork and documents to successfully answer the questions. About 40% of the questions are based on prose, another 40% are based on interpreting visual aids and 20% are a combination of both written and visual.
Keep in mind that all sections of the exam are not the same length and each topic is not covered in the same manner. Read through each question carefully and prepare yourself with test-taking skills.