Metropolitan Education District
Alyssa Lynch, Superintendent
General Education Development (GED) Tests

Below is information for completing the 2002 Series tests on paper in room 15:
GED Test Scheduling

  • You must be registered in order to schedule GED testing dates; check the schedule by clicking here. You can sign-up by calling 1 (408) 723-6450. Appointments are required, no walk-ins allowed.
  • It is required to bring valid government issued photo identification to each testing session
  • Location: Metropolitan Center, 760 Hillsdale Avenue, Room 1, San Jose, CA 95136, telephone 1 (408) 723-6450.
  • Arrive at least 15 minutes before the session is to begin: Check-in at Room 1 to get a campus pass.

 GED Testing Information & Eligibility

  • Anyone 18 years or older may take the GED tests. If you are 17 years and any of the categories listed on the State GED website,, apply to you, you may be eligible to take the GED tests.
  • GED testing sessions are by appointment only, no walk-ins allowed.
  • All test-takers must bring valid government issued photo identification to all the scheduled testing sessions.
  • All candidates must pre-pay fees before the GED Testing begins.
  • No refunds will be given.
  • The re-test cost: $25.00 per retest. You may only test/retest 3 times in paper based testing during 2013. Each time you test you will be given a different form of the test.

On the Day of your Scheduled Testing Date

  • Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled testing appointment and pick up a campus pass in Room 1 at the Metropolitan Adult Education site, 760 Hillsdale Avenue. If you arrive late or have not pre-registered, you will not be admitted into the testing room.

The GED tests consist of 5 subjects. The test subjects and times are as follows (add approximately 15 minutes for the pre-examination instructions):

Language Arts, Writing

50 Questions / 1 Essay

2 hours

Language Arts, Reading

40 Questions

1 hour, 5 minutes


50 Questions

1 hour, 30 minutes


50 Questions

1 hour, 20 minutes

Social Studies

50 Questions

1 hour, 10 minutes

All tests are available in English only.

You must have an average standard score of 450 for the five tests with no single score less than 410 and a total score of 2,250 or greater. The tests are standardized nationally on graduating high school seniors. You will receive your certificate from the state approximately 8 weeks after successful completion of all 5 tests.

You can no longer take the 2002 GED Tests as of December 31, 2013

GED is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education and may not be used or reproduced without the express written permission of the American Council on Education.