GED Arkansas: Summary of the Arkansas GED

Seeking a job in today's global marketplace? Gain a competitive edge by earning your General Education Development credential or GED. By completing your GED, more opportunities will be available to you as well as higher salaries. Find out what it takes to get your Arkansas GED.

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Arkansas GED Requirements


According to the state of Arkansas website, to take the GED you must be:

  • A legal resident of Arkansas
  • At least 16 years old
  • Not have a high school diploma
  • Not be currently enrolled in high school
  • Complete and pass the GED practice test

Most testing centers have their own individual requirements. Check with your local center for more info.


There are five subject areas that must be completed during the exam:

  • Language Arts, Writing
    • Part 1 is 50 multiple choice questions
    • Part 2 is a 45 minute essay question
  • Language Arts, Reading
  • Mathematics
    • Part 1 allows use of a calculator, part 2 does not
  • Social Studies
  • Science


According to the official website for the state of Arkansas,, to pass the GED you must earn an average score of at least 450 on all tests, with no individual test score below 410. The scoring system is based on a scoring range of between 200 (lowest) and 800 (highest).

You are allowed to retake the entire exam (or failed sections) until you pass.

Registration and Cost

To find out where your local testing center is located visit the state of Arkansas website, for a listing. As of 2006, there is no fee for taking the GED exam in Arkansas.


It's always a good idea to come prepared for the GED exam. Check out a library or bookstore for practice test materials.

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