GED Language Arts Practice Test

The GED® Language Arts subtest includes the fields of writing, reading (literacy), and grammar.

The first section of the Reasoning through Language Arts (RLA) subtest covers Reading Comprehension.

The second part is the “Extended Response” section, the Essay part.

You must write an essay based upon the analysis of a number of arguments presented in two sample texts.

The third part on the GED RLA subtest covers Language Conventions.

This is the grammar section where your knowledge of things like the rules of punctuation is assessed.

MycareerTools’s practice tests for Language Arts are timed so you can check your ability to answer questions under time pressure.

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You are allowed 150 minutes (2.5 hours) to complete the questions and tasks of the GED Language Arts subtest so use these free GED Language practice tests to get ready for the real thing fast.

By taking practice tests, you’ll not only get optimally prepared fast, but you’ll also learn on what areas to focus most. Taking GED practice tests is crucial as they will let you learn all about your knowledge gap.

How is the GED RLA subtest structure?

Grammar & Punctuation 35%
Sentence Structure 25%
Analyzing & Interpreting Text 20%
Essay Structure 15%

Extended Response (the GED Essay)

After you’ve completed the first part of the GED Reasoning through Language Arts subtest, you can continue with writing your Extended Response part. This is where you have to write your essay. You must use the various arguments presented in two sample texts. You must be able to analyze the texts and determine which of the arguments support a viewpoint best.

In this “Extended Response” section, a specific topic or issue will be introduced to you through one or more text passages. Read the passages carefully and then you’ll be asked to analyze both the topic or issue and the various arguments.

You are allowed 45 minutes to complete this essay and be aware that if you have any unused time from your first part, that doesn’t count here. So you’ll better take some eventual left time in the first part to check and double-check your answers here. When you’re done with that, you can begin with the Extended Response part.

You need to be able to clearly write your thesis statement and the introduction of your essay needs to be very clearly stated and formulated as well. After your essay’s introduction, you need to write four to six paragraphs that will be including the supporting arguments, and follow up with the conclusion. You will receive an erasable tablet so you can jot down rough notes while working on your essay.

The Grammar section of the GED RLA subtest requires you to demonstrate your understanding of grammar rules such as punctuation, pronoun usage, contextual clues, and sentence correction.

You never should opt for a longer or more complicated, wordier text when a simple one will do. So use these free GED RLA practice tests to get all set fast for the GED RLA subtest.

There are four independent subtests or modules in the GED exam. In many states, you are allowed two years to pass all these four modules; there’s no need to tale all four modules in one session. The passing score on each individual subtest is 145 and scoring occurs on a scale that ranges from 100 to 200. There are four scoring categories:
100-144 = below passing
145-164: high school equivalency
165-174: college-ready
175-200: college-ready plus college credit

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