GED RLA — Reasoning Through Language Arts

The GED went through a major update in 2014 and some minor updates in 2017 and 2018. The current GED has a section called Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA), which replaced the section known as the GED Reading test. The RLA test includes a series of text passages, followed by reading comprehension questions. There are also sentence completion passages which test your language and grammar skills.

The total time for the GED Reasoning Through Language Arts test is 150 minutes. There are two parts with a ten minute break. The questions in the first part are based on short passages of text. There are a variety of question types including multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, drop-down, and drag-and-drop. The second part of the RLA 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.