General Educational Development (GED) Program Overview


The General Educational Development (GED) program is an internationally recognized testing program designed for individuals who have not completed their high school education and wish to earn an equivalent credential. The GED credential is widely accepted as a high school equivalency diploma. It is a widely recognized qualification across the United States, and over 60 countries.


The GED program is open to individuals who are at least 16 years old and not enrolled in high school. In the case of Pakistan this qualification is suitable for individuals who have completed their CIE O’Levels / SSC / Matric exams and are wishing to obtain a Qualification equivalent to A Levels/ HSSC which is also recognised by IBCC.

The GED can also be done by students who passed their A Levels/HSSC exams with ‘below average results’ or have experienced study gaps in their high school years.



The GED test comprises four subjects:

  1. Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA):


Learn reading and writing concepts, including grammar. You’ll need to read excerpts from a variety of informational and literary sources and show your understanding, draw conclusions, and write clearly. Your writing will demonstrate your ability to analyze two passages, decide which argument has more convincing evidence and explain why the evidence supports your choice.

Syllabus content:

  • Reading for Meaning
  • Identifying and Creating Arguments
  • Grammar and Language
  1. Mathematical Reasoning:


The students are expected to learn mathematical concepts, measurements, equations, and applying math concepts to solve real-life problems. You don’t have to memorize formulas and will be provided a formula sheet to use on the exam.

Syllabus content:

  • Basic Math
  • Geometry
  • Basic Algebra
  • Graphs and Functions
  1. Science:


Learn to understand science concepts, know how to read graphs and charts displaying scientific data, and use reasoning to interpret science information. The science exam is not about memorization. You won’t need to memorise the periodic table of elements, but you will need to recognize names and symbols of key elements in answering some questions.

Syllabus content:

  • Reading for Meaning in Science
  • Designing and Interpreting Science Experiments
  • Using Numbers and Graphics in Science
  1. Social Studies:


Learn to to apply American social studies concepts, know how to read graphs and charts displaying social studies data, and use reasoning to interpret information. The social studies exam is not about memorization. You won’t need to memorise the capitals of countries or dates that events occurred, but given some information about an event you might need to use that in drawing conclusions.

Syllabus content:

  • Reading for Meaning in Social Studies
  • Analysing Historical Events and Arguments in Social Studies
  • Using Numbers and Graphs in Social Studies


While the GED does not require specific coursework, it is highly recommended that candidates prepare adequately. Numerous online resources, study guides, and practice tests are available to help individuals prepare for the exam.

Test Format:

– The GED is a computer-based test.

– Each subject is assessed separately, and the entire test may be taken at once or over multiple sessions.

– The test can be taken any time in the year. Just let your teacher know when you are ready and the test will be scheduled.


– GED scores are reported on a scale of 100 to 200 for each subject.

– A passing score is 145 for each subject, and an average score of 580 is required to earn the GED credential.


– The fees for the GED test is USD 92/- Per subject


Results are typically available online, and official GED transcripts and certificates can be requested for local Equivalence through IBCC in Pakistan

University Acceptance

Nearly all colleges and universities in the U.S. as well as many in other countries accept GED graduates.