How to Pass the GED Science Test

by eHow Education Editor

The science test is one of the five tests included in the GED series. Although it is a reading-based test, it also includes charts, graphs and diagrams. You must be able to comprehend the information to do well. Here's some tips to help you pass the test.

Read carefully. The GED science test is a reading based test. You will not have to memorize scientific formulas and facts, but you will have to understand the information and questions in the test.

Study charts. There may be a variety of charts on the GED science test and you must be able to understand the information presented on the charts and answer questions about them.

Review graphs. Graphs are also often included on the GED science test and it's important that you understand the information presented in this format.

Brush up on basic chemistry. There are often diagrams and information on chemical makeup that must be understood to pass the GED science test.

Polish your basic ecology and biology. If it's been a while since you've studied either of these areas, a brief review will be helpful in passing the GED science test.

Consider genetics. There are often a few simple questions about genetic characteristics, dominant and recessive genes and heredity on the GED science test. Review these areas before testing.


  • Get a good night's sleep before testing. Sleep deprivation will make it extremely difficult to concentrate on the test.
  • Eat a healthy breakfast. Your body and brain need fuel to function, and listening to your stomach growl will only distract you from the test questions.
  • Read the questions carefully. Many mistakes are caused by not knowing what the question is asking. Take your time.