# How is GED score calculated?

Scoring the GED Results for each test are determined by**taking the raw score and scaling it to a common metric ranging from 100-200 points**. This means all tests have the same minimum passing score of 145 points. You have to earn a passing grade for each subject to get your GED credential.

## How does the GED scoring work?

The GED test has four subject areas: reasoning through language arts (RLA), mathematical reasoning, science, and social studies. The RLA section includes both reading and writing. On each test, you'll receive a score between 100 and 200. You need a score of 145 on each test to pass and earn your GED diploma.## How many questions can you get wrong on GED test?

Generally, you must correctly answer 50% to 60% to pass. Remember, no one is expected to answer all the questions correctly.## What is a 600 GED score?

Passing RequirementsThere are four sections on the GED exam: language arts, science, mathematics and social studies. In each of these sections, the minimum score needed to pass, according to the GED Testing Service website (www.gedtestingservice.com), is 150. Thus, a total passing score on the four tests would be 600.

## What does a 172 score on GED mean?

Good GED test scores are anything above 145. This means that you passed that section of the exam. Scores from 165-174 mean you are “college ready” and scores from 175-200 may qualify you for college credit hours or allow you to skip some college entrance exams.## Understanding GED Test Scoring

## Is 750 a good GED score?

Most top colleges expect their admits to having a 3.9-4.0 unweighted GPA which is equivalent to a 750-800 GED score.## Is 580 a good GED score?

California uses the 145 AND 580 scoring standard^{2}(which means that no subtest score less than 145 is allowed, and a total score of at least 580 is required.)

## What's the highest GED score possible?

Your score is calibrated on a scoring scale that runs from 100 to 200. On each of the 4 GED sub-exams (modules), you'll have to reach a score of at least 145. This is the passing score for all four GED sub-exams. So if your result is in the 100-145 range, you haven't passed that sub-exam.## Is 60% passing on GED?

The GED^{®}test has a passing score of 145 for each test subject. To earn your high school equivalency, you'll need to score 145 or higher on all four subjects.

## How do I convert my GED score to GPA?

Your next step would be to times your percentage by the grading scale you wish to calculate your GPA (a 4.0 scale). For example, if your percentage were 0.775, your GPA would be 3.10 (0.775*4 = 3.10). To convert your GED to a GPA, divide your total score by the number of sections on the test you took.## What happens if you fail the GED 3 times?

If you need to retake a GED^{®}test subject, you are given two subsequent retests that you can schedule at any time. If you don't pass within your first 3 attempts, you'll need to wait 60 days for your next attempt and between every attempt thereafter.

## What level of math is on the GED?

The GED Math test will assess your ability to perform basic arithmetic operations with whole numbers, rational numbers, decimals, fractions and percents. You'll also need an understanding of how geometry, probability, statistics and algebra can be used to solve real-world problems.## How many people fail GED?

80%: The current test program boasts an 80% pass rate. 50%: 1 out of 2 GED students enter college within four years. 100%: Virtually all colleges and employers accept the GED credential. 150,000: Annually, 150,000 GED graduates earn their credentials in the U.S.## What is a failing GED score?

GED is scored on a scale from 100 to 200. The GED test has a passing score of 145 for each test subject. To earn your high school equivalency, you'll need to score 145 or higher on all four subjects.## How hard is it to pass the GED test?

Depending on which test you're taking, you only need to answer 40-50% of the questions correctly to get a passing score. Passing the test can be fast and easy, with a little preparation. If you don't study for the test, it might be too hard. Very few people can pass the test without preparing for it first.## How long are my GED scores good for?

Q: How long are my scores valid for? A. Scores for HiSET^{®}and GED

^{®}tests taken after January 1, 2014 are still valid and will continue to be for the foreseeable future. GED

^{®}non-passing scores prior to January 1, 2014 are no longer valid and the tester must start over.