General Knowledge Exam

The General Knowledge written exam is back this year!

General Knowledge is an additional competitive opportunity for Kentucky students. It consists of questions equally balanced among the five Governor’s Cup subject areas of Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, and Arts/Humanities. The exam is designed to reward students with a broad knowledge base.

While not part of Governor’s Cup State Finals, the General Knowledge exam is traditionally held around the same time.

The online exam will be offered to all three grade levels: Elementary (30 questions, 6 tiebreakers), Middle Grades (50 questions, 10 tiebreakers) and High School (50 questions, 10 tiebreakers).

Take advantage of this chance to reward well-rounded students! Registrations are non-refundable.


All exams are scheduled for Thursday, March 18. Sign in times (all times Eastern):

  • Elementary: 5:00 PM (35 minutes)
  • Middle Grades: 5:15 PM (50 minutes)
  • High School: 5:30 PM (50 minutes)

The exam timer will start after a few introductory questions are answered.


  • Students must be monitored by an adult.
  • No calculators or calculator check
  • Elementary: 35 minutes
  • Middle and High School: 50 minutes


Non-refundable registration fees are $15 for Elementary students, $20 for Middle and High School students. Checks and POs are accepted.

Students must be registered by either a guardian or their academic coach. An adult must supervise student testing.

Registration closes at 5:00 PM March 16.

Register below!

Elementary (up to Grade 5)

Middle Grades (6-8)

High School (9-12)

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