GED Science – Questions You Need to Answer to Pass

The GED® Science Test takes 90 minutes and includes some 34 to 40 questions in three main categories. These most important categories are

  • Life Science, 40 percent
  • Physical Science, 40 percent
  • Earth and Space Science, 20 percent

You are required to answer around 22 to 26 questions correctly.

The best way to start is learning the lessons in the categories “Life Science” and “Physical Science” first because around 80 percent of all the questions in the Science Test of the GED exam are related to these subject fields.

Some 85 to 90 percent of all GED science questions may be answered correctly if you use only the data and information provided in the related passages and graphs and charts that will appear on the GED science test.

Just 10 to 15 percent of the GED Science questions use (as we call it) outside information.

The following lessons are including these important subject fields.

You’ll have to understand the concepts of science, use reasoning and logic for the interpretation of information, and be able to draw conclusions at which you will use your critical Science thinking skills.

Just bear in mind: you must be familiar with and understand the basic concepts of science, but in no way are you required to show in-depth understanding and knowledge of all Science topics.

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When preparing for the GED Science test, it’s important to gain greater critical thinking skills that make reading easier to understand. Here are a few important strategies that you might find useful.

Chunking- Breaking information down into small sections

Determining Importance

Previewing, Re-reading, and Visualizing

Try to use these strategies in the practice tests.


Last Updated on February 6, 2021.

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