The GED went through a major update in 2014. The 2014 GED has a new section called Reasoning Through Language Arts, which replaces the section known as the GED Reading test. This test has a series of reading passages that are between 450 and 900 words, and you will be asked several questions about each of the passages. Most of the passages are either from a workplace setting or from literature, and there is an emphasis on nonfiction. The questions will test your reading comprehension skills.
The total time for the GED Reasoning Through Language Arts test is 150 minutes. This includes a 10 minute break. The questions in the first section will be based on passages and include multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, drop-down, and drag-and-drop questions. The second RLA section is the extended response question, which is a 45 minute essay. Start your test prep now by reviewing our reasoning through language arts tips, and then work through each of the practice tests.