Maryland GED Test Overview

Maryland GEDThe General Educational Development (GED) Tests are a sequence of exams designed to determine whether a student has the educational skills of a standard high school graduate. The GED Tests are always given in person at one of the testing centers in Maryland (see list of MD GED testing sites at bottom of page).   People who have not received a high school diploma are candidates for the Maryland GED tests. 

The GED Test scores are benchmarked against the many graduating high school seniors.   Presently, the passing score on the GED tests are equal to what the highest 60 % of high school graduating seniors would earn.  The GED credential is issued by Maryland for students dwelling in Maryland.  The GED credential is usually considered to be equivalent to a MD high school diploma.

Maryland GED Administrator

Perketer Tucker
GED Administrator
Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation

1100 North Eutaw St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 767-0538
Fax: (410) 767-0069
Toll-Free Hotline: (888) 464-3346

Maryland GED Exam Overview

The GED Examinations consist of 1 written essay and five subject area examinations.  The subject area examinations contain a total of 240 multiple option questions.  MD students are given a total of 425 minutes to complete the entire examination. More detailed tricks on the exams are given out below.

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Maryland GED Exam Areas

GED Test Area: Language Arts, Writing, Part I    
Time: 75 minutes
Number of Questions:  50
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Assesses a student’s capacity to revise and edit workplace and informational documents.  Covers areas such as: usage, organization, mechanics, and sentence structure.

GED Test Area Language Arts, Writing, Part II   
Time: 45 minutes
Number of Questions:  1 essay
Measures the student’s ability to write down an essay that informs, clarifies or explains.  Topics don't require specialized data as they are general in nature.

GED Test Area: Social Studies   
Time: 70 minutes
Number of Questions:  50
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Measures a student’s knowledge of  economics, major history, civics concepts, and geography.  Topics include: U.S. History, Geography, Civics and Government, Economics, and World History.

GED Test Area: Science   
Time: 80 minutes
Number of Questions:  50
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Evaluates a student’s ability in understanding the key ideas in physical sciences. Topics include: Earth and Space Science, Life Science and Physical Science.

GED Test Area: Language Arts, Reading   
Time: 65 minutes
Number of Questions:  40
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Measures a student’s reading comprehension. Students are administered a number of passages and use their referring and reasoning expertise to: find important details, determine essential ideas, find out sequences of events and make comparisons. Evaluates a student’s ability to grasp, apply, analyze and synthesize information.

GED Test Area: Mathematics   
Time: 90 minutes
Number of Questions:  50
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Covers primary mathematical skills that are expected for a high school graduate.  Students are be evaluated on: algebra, functions and patterns; number operation and number sense; geometry and measurement; and data analysis, statistics, and probability.

Maryland Test Facilities

Allegany County
Allegany College of Maryland
12401 Willowbrook Rd., SE
Center for Continuing Education
Cumberland MD 21502

Anne Arundel
Center of Applied Technology – North
800 Stevenson Road, Cafeteria
Severn, MD 21144

Baltimore City
BCCC Liberty Campus
Liberty Heights Ave. Main New Building, 3rd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21215

710 E Lombard St
Baltimore, MD 21202

Workforce Technology Ctr
2301 Argonne Dr.
Baltimore, MD 21218

Dept. of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
1100 N. Eutaw St.
Baltimore MD 21201

Baltimore County
Community College of Baltimore County – Essex
7201 Rossville Blvd.
Building L
Baltimore, MD 21237

CCBCounty – Catonsville Campus
800 S. Rolling Road
Building E
Baltimore, MD 21228

CCBC – Dundalk Campus
7200 Sollers Point Rd.
Center for Bus. & Industry
Baltimore, MD 21222

Carroll County
Westminster Sr. High School
1225 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157

Cecil County
Cecil Community College
One Seahawk Dr., Technology Center
North East, MD 21901

Charles County
Lifelong Learning Center
12300 Vivian Adams Drive
Waldorf, MD 20601

Frederick County
Frederick Community College
7932 Opossumtown Pike, Academic Bldg B, 2nd Fl.
Frederick MD 21702

Garrett County
Garrett College
Continuing Education Building
687 Mosser Rd
McHenry, MD 21541

Harford County
Harford Community College
Chesapeake Center.
401 Thomas Run Road
Bel Air, MD 21015

Montgomery County
Montgomery College
S. Campus Instructional Bldg.
51 Manakee Street, 2nd Floor
Rockville, MD 20850

Prince George’s County
Parkdale High School
6001 Good Luck Rd
Riverdale, MD 20737

Queen Anne’s County
Chesapeake College
Economic Devevelopment Center
Rt. 50 at 213, Wye Mills 21679

St. Mary’s County
Southern MD Higher Education Center
44219 Airport Road
California, MD 20619

Washington County
Hagerstown Community College
11400 Robinwood Dr.
Adv. Tech.Center, 1st Floor
Hagerstown, MD 21742

Wicomico County
Salisbury University
1101 Camden Ave.
Henson Hall
Salisbury, MD 21801