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HESI Subject Specific Practice

HESI A2 Overview

The HESI A2 exam is made up of different subject specific exams. There are 8 different subject exams for the HESI A2 for a total of 326 questions.

Your school / program will determine which subject tests you will be taking. You will probably not be required to take all 8 subject exams.

The most common subject exams are math, grammar, vocab, and reading.

An overview of the different sections on the HESI exam.


HESI A2 Practice Question Types

There will be a total of 326 questions on the HESI A2. However, you will most likely not be required to take all sections.

The types of questions can be described in 2 different ways:

  1. Section on the HESI
  2. Question Format

We will review both of those below.

1. Types of Questions by Section

The type of questions you are practicing will vary by section. Each section of the exam tests very different topics and concepts. Therefore, the types of questions you see will vary.

The types of questions you should be practicing will be broken down like this:

  • Math
  • Grammar
  • Vocab
  • Reading
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

Practicing questions by focusing on each subject will allow you to become more familiar with the exam and be exposed to the different types of questions you may be asked.

2. Types of Questions by Format

You can expect to see some different types of questions when it comes to format when taking the HESI A2 exam. Here are some common question types:

  • Multiple-Choice: This is your classic question type. You will be given a question with 4 different answer choices. Most of the exam is multiple-choice.
  • Select All That Apply: This is multiple-choice style, but you can select multiple answers that are correct.
  • Arrange the Order: You will be given a list of things and asked to arrange the order in which they happened or should be ordered.
  • Fill-In-The-Blank: This type of question will have you fill in the blank. These types of questions typically appear on the math portion of the exam.

While there are some different types of questions by format, most questions will be multiple-choice.

Practice for the HESI with the Right Tools

Students can prepare for the HESI A2 by using a couple of different methods. Check out some of those methods below.

1. Study Guides

Study guides are one of the best ways to prepare for the HESI A2 exam. Study guides provide a ton of information on all topics. The best study guides are organized, cover everything you need to know, and can be easily accessed.

If you do not want to waste your time making your own study guides, use our HESI study guide. Our study guides cover everything you will need to know for the exam.

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2. Practice Tests

Another proven method when it comes to preparing for the HESI A2 are practice tests. Practice tests will help you gauge where you are at with your studying. Try out a free HESI practice test above to get started.

All of our practice questions and HESI A2 practice tests include answer explanations to help you understand why an answer was right or wrong. We want to make sure our students grasp difficult concepts.

Users who take one of our HESI prep courses will have instant access to 1,500+ question and 24 full-length practice exams.

Our full-length practice exams are timed exams that help students get a better feel for the actual exam.

3. Flashcards

Flashcards are a great way to prepare for any exam, especially the HESI. Flashcards serve as a fun, different way to memorize and learn the material. Flashcards are especially handy for the HESI vocab section.

Our prep course includes 250+ flashcards to review. Students can use these flashcards to learn the material faster versus traditional learning methods.

Tips and Tricks for HESI Practice

Practicing for the HESI can be very overwhelming, especially if you need to take multiple sections of the exam. We have listed some tips and tricks to help you when practicing:

  • Take a Diagnostic Exam: Taking a diagnostic exam will help you get a baseline for where you stand. You can narrow down which subjects you struggle with and can focus on those subjects when studying.
  • Review Answer Explanations: Make sure to review answer explanations for each question you got wrong. You need to understand why the question was answered incorrectly and how to properly answer it. Bonus points if you review explanations for questions you got correct.
  • Simulate Test Environment: Before you go to take the real exam, make sure you take a simulated exam in a simulated environment. This means sitting down and take each section in 1 sitting. Make sure your simulated exam has time limits on it. This will test both your knowledge and testing stamina.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, you will most likely not be required to take all sections of the exam. This is decided by your school or program, so check with them.

There are 8 different subject tests:

  • Math
  • Grammar
  • Vocab
  • Reading
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

Yes, you can use a calculator. However, you cannot bring one. It will be provided for you.

Students who sign up for our HESI prep course will have access for 6 months. Students will make a one-time payment (starting at $49) and never be charged again.

After students sign up for the course, they will have instant access to 1,500+ practice questions, full-length practice exams, in-depth study guides, and flashcards.

All of our courses come with a 100% pass guarantee. If you do not pass you exam, you will receive a full refund. We are confident in our prep courses.

If a student fails the HESI exam, they are eligible to take the exam again. Students can take the HESI exam up to 6 times.

This question depends on the school or institution you are taking the exam at. The cost varies depending on your school. Students should expect their exam to cost around $50. Most schools range in the $35 to $65 range.

Each school or program sets their own requirements for scores.

With that being said, many schools follow a similar scoring system of a minimum composite score of 75% and a minimum individual subject score of 70%. However, these are not followed by every institution.

Read more about HESI scores.

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