Comparing the GED and HiSet Tests

You will get the same high school equivalency diploma issued by the North Carolina Community College Board regardless of whichever test you pass. The GED® and the HiSet® tests are similar, but there are differences in the format and cost.

Review the table to determine which test you should take.
Comparison Questions GED ® HiSet ®
What is the test format? Computer-based only Paper or computer-based
What subjects are covered on the test? Reasoning through Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Mathematical Reasoning Language Arts - Reading, Language Arts - Writing, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies
How long will it take? Math: 115 minutes; Science: 90 minutes; Social Studies: 70 minutes; Reasoning through Language Arts: 150 minutes Language Arts - Reading: 65 minutes; Language Arts - Writing: 120 minutes; Mathematics: 90 minutes; Science: 80 minutes; Social Studies: 70 minutes
What will it cost? Full battery of four tests: $80; each subtest: $20; includes two free retakes Full battery of five tests: $50; each subtest: $15; includes two free retakes
Where do I take the tests? Central Piedmont Testing Center College and Career Readiness Testing Center
How do I register for the tests? Online registration only on the GED® website Online registration only on the ETS website