Free GED Social Studies Practice Test

These practice tests are developed to assist you in taking the GED® test Social Studies successfully.

During the test, your problem-solving skills will be measured.

The Social Studies section must be completed in about 70 minutes.

So check what you know by taking one of the practice tests.

Click on one of the links and follow the instructions on the screen.

Following the quiz, you can review your incorrect answers and are given guidance as to where you can find an explanation of the correct answer.

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What’s on the Social Studies GED Test

The GED® Social Study Test includes the following major topics:

  • Civics and Government (~50% of the test),
  • United States History (~20% of the test),
  • Economics (~15% of the test), and
  • Geography and the World (~15% of the test).

The questions come in various forms such as drag and drop, multiple choice, fill in the blank, and hot spot. The test includes one “extended response” question which requires test-takers to analyze different arguments and come up with answers based on evidence in the text.

Disclaimer: These practice tests are not related to the GED Ready™ – The Official Practice Test produced and distributed by GED Testing Service LLC. GED Testing Service has not approved, authorized, endorsed, been involved in the development of, or licensed the substantive content of these practice tests.

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The Social Studies test is covering four major domains, Geography & the World, Economics, U.S. & World History, and Civics & Government.
About half of the items will be scenarios accompanied by two or three items, while the other half will be discrete items. So try now topic focused practice tests.

The number of multiple-choice questions has been reduced, and the former test on language writing is now woven through the other four tests via essay-style answering. These practice tests are part of our  GED online prep, click here to read how it works.

Keep in mind: if you are getting ready for the GED exam, you are required to understand also the basics and vocabulary of Economics.  In the world we can see three key economic systems: communism, socialism, and capitalism, so the GED Social Studies test also includes questions on how these systems are different or similar.

You must get familiar with terms like the command economy, traditional economy, or market economy (relating to communism, socialism, and capitalism). You additionally can expect questions about, for example, the G8 or the European Union or other groups of countries that cooperate for economic reasons. Here are some video lessons that are a great help to get you all geared up to take the Economics section of the GED Social Studies effectively.

This page offers you numerous sample practice tests related to the Social Science section of the GED exam. The other three GED tests are in Math, Literacy, and Science. You can take one of theGED Social Studies Practice test four tests whenever you are ready to do so within a two-year period, that’s how long your individual testing results are valid.

Our video lessons are completely free, so take advantage of this great help to get all set for this section of the GED® Social Studies test.

The most recent version of the GED exam became effective on January 1, 2014, and is completely computer-formatted. The four GED tests measure the fundamental knowledge and skills required to have a successful career or be ready for a college education. The GED credential is nationally recognized as equivalent to a standard high school diploma.

The GED exam includes four separate tests (modules) that may be taken independently within a two-year period. The four tests are in the basic academic fields of Science, Math (mathematical reasoning), Literacy (RLA-reasoning through language arts), and Social Studies. Holders of the GED diploma have demonstrated that they master the skills and knowledge at a level that may be expected of graduating high school seniors. About one out of seven US adults that hold a secondary education credential has earned their diploma through the GED Program.

The practice tests that we provide are in no way related to the GED Official Practice Test™ provided and distributed by ACE (the American Council on Education) and GED Testing Service. GED Testing Service LLC and ACE have not approved, endorsed, authorized, been involved in the development of, or licensed these practice tests.

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