GED Social Studies Study Guide

Online GED Social Studies classes is a free, web-based course that allows you to prepare for the Social Studies GED test within a few weeks.

In this course, you learn about Civics & Government, U.S. History, Economics, and World History topics.

The GED® Social Studies test is 70 minutes long and there are usually 35 questions.

Along the way, a tutor provides practice challenges and step-by-step solutions so students can check their knowledge. All video lessons contain transcripts and quizzes

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The U.S. History

Important Historical Documents

Government And Civics


Social Studies Practice Tests

Now check your knowledge by taking a few Social Studies Practice Tests and view your results.

We have practice tests with 10, 15, 25 and 50 questions, including practice tests with a timer.

These Social Studies Online Video Classes will help you get ready for the GED Social Studies test.

What’s Included in GED Social Studies

The GED® Social Studies test is 70 minutes long and there are usually 35 questions. This section includes four major categories of which Civics & Government is 50 percent. The other half consists of US History (20 percent), Economics (15 percent), and Geography & the World (15 percent). GED stands for General Education Development.

The new GED Social Studies test is 70 minutes long and, just like in the other sections, you must attain a score of at least 145 to pass.

The GED test is a pretty challenging high school equivalency exam. In fact, the passing standards are so high that some 40 percent of all high school grads would not pass on the first try. So get well prepared.

In the GED Social Studies test, you will be tested on your knowledge of the US and World history, on how the American Civics and Government system functions, on how our Economy works, and on Geography. Many examples and concepts are based on evidence from the world around us and displayed on charts and other visuals.

Maybe you’ve been out of school for several years and find returning to a school classroom difficult. So benefit from our free online video lessons and practice tests, great support tools to get optimally prepared for the GED Social Studies test.

The section of SocialGED Social Studies Prep Guide Studies includes a wide range of subject matter and our free video lessons and practice tests address all topics that are on the GED Social Studies test.

Essential GED Test Facts

Video lessons are actually very efficient and at times fun way to get ready for the actual exam fast. Check out also the highly effective testing strategies that we’ve developed to answer each question in a correct way. This is a great way to fast-track the entire GED test prep process and boost your reading skills so you’ll understand the questions easier and better. Our lessons are also great for the ACT or SAT test preparation.

People who are successful on the GED test have demonstrated that they have the knowledge and skills at the level of graduating high school seniors. The GED exam includes four separate subtests (modules) that need to be passed within a two-year time frame. The four subtests are in Literacy (Reasoning through Language Arts), Social Studies, Math (Mathematical Reasoning), and Science. Literacy includes English Reading and Writing.

You need to attain at least a score of 145 (out of a possible 200) on each of the four subtests and averaging is no option. A score of 145-164 is the HSE (high school equivalency) passing score, scores in the 165-174 range indicate a College Ready level, and scores between 175 and 200 indicate GED College Ready + Credit level (up to ten hours of college credit).

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Developers of GED Social Studies Classes

Our online GED Social Studies classes come from Covcel GED Prep. This premium course allows us to publish 118 lessons and practice tests.

Covcel is created by experienced teachers and Ph.D. graduates from America’s leading universities. You can read more about Covcel GED Prep here.

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