What Is a Good GED Test Score?

A good GED test score indicating college readiness is 170 points for each of the four main content areas. A passing score for GED testing is achieved when at least 150 points are earned in each test content area.

The four main test areas for obtaining a general equivalency diploma are reasoning through language arts, mathematical reasoning, science and social studies. Students must meet the minimum requirement of 150 points per subject to receive a GED, and receiving at least 170 points in each subject indicates the student is ready for college education or career training.

The standards for GED scores were revised in 2014 and differ significantly from the scoring standards for previous GED tests.