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TEAS practice tests are a great way to prepare for the actual exam. All of our practice questions include answer explanations to help you understand why an answer was incorrect. You can try out our free TEAS practice test below.
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Free TEAS Practice Test
This TEAS practice test includes a combination of math, reading, science, and English questions.
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Which of the following cell types that are present in the epidermis serve as a sensory function and occur deep in the epidermis?CorrectIncorrect
What percentage of the new Anatomy class was taking the class a second time if the current enrollment for the class is 72 and 53 are new students? (Round your answer to the nearest whole number)CorrectIncorrect
What is the area of the shape below (in square in.)?CorrectIncorrect
Which of the following is a correct pairing of DNA bases?CorrectIncorrect
In the chemical equation below, what are the products?
4 NH3 + 5 O2 → 4 NO + 6 H2OCorrectIncorrect
Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct?CorrectIncorrect
The following suffixes are examples of what?
S, ES, IES, ED, ING, ER, ESTCorrectIncorrect
Use the following reading passage to answer the next 2 questions below:
Blood samples from infants who died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) had high levels of serotonin, a chemical that carries signals along and between nerves, according to a study funded in part by the National Institutes of Health. The finding raises the possibility that a test could be developed to distinguish SIDS cases from other causes of sleep-related, unexpected infant death. The study, led by Robin L. Haynes, Ph.D., of Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, appears in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) provided funding for the work.
SIDS is the sudden death of an infant under one year of age that remains unexplained after a complete autopsy and death scene investigation. In the current study, researchers reported that 31 percent of SIDS infants (19 of 61) had elevated blood levels of serotonin. In previous studies, the researchers reported multiple serotonin-related brain abnormalities in SIDS cases, including a decrease in serotonin in regions involved in breathing, heart rate patterns, blood pressure, temperature regulation, and arousal during sleep.
Taken together, the researchers wrote, the findings suggest that an abnormality in serotonin metabolism could indicate an underlying vulnerability that increases SIDS risk and that testing blood samples for serotonin could distinguish certain SIDS cases from other infant deaths. However, they caution that more research is needed.
What is the meaning of the word underlying as used in this passage?CorrectIncorrect
What is the main idea of the passage?CorrectIncorrect
Return to the previous question to read the passage again.
Which of the following types of epithelial tissue secretes hormones?CorrectIncorrect
Where are immune cells produced?CorrectIncorrect
Which of the following is the correct simplification of the following expressionCorrectIncorrect
What type of chemical reaction is the example below?
Na2S + HCl → NaCl + H2SCorrectIncorrect
Which of the following words is an exception to a common spelling rule?CorrectIncorrect
Use the following reading passage to answer the questions below.
What are symptoms of a herniated disc?
The symptoms of a herniated disc depend on the exact level of the spine where the disc herniation occurs and whether or not nerve tissue is being irritated. A disc herniation may not cause any symptoms. However, disc herniation can cause local pain at the level of the spine affected.
If the disc herniation is large enough, the disc tissue can press on the adjacent spinal nerves that exit the spine at the level of the disc herniation. This can cause shooting pain in the distribution of that nerve and usually occurs on one side of the body and is referred to as sciatica. For example, a disc herniation at the level between the fourth and fifth lumbar vertebrae of the low back can cause a shooting pain down the buttock into the back of the thigh and down the leg. Sometimes this is associated with numbness, weakness, and tingling in the leg. The pain often is worsened upon standing and decreases with lying down. This is often referred to as a “pinched nerve.”
If the disc herniation occurs in the cervical spine, the pain may shoot down one arm and cause a stiff neck or muscle spasm in the neck.
If the disc herniation is extremely large, it can press on spinal nerves on both sides of the body. This can result in severe pain down one or both lower extremities. There can be marked muscle weakness of the lower extremities and even incontinence of bowel and bladder. This complication is medically referred to as cauda equina syndrome.
What is the meaning of the word distribution as used in the second paragraph?CorrectIncorrect
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TEAS Exam Overview
TEAS stands for Test of Essential Academic Skills and is taken by individuals who are seeking enrollment in a healthcare-related college program. The TEAS exam is a common requirement for students looking to get into nursing school.
The exam is administered by Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI). The test takes three hours and 29 minutes to complete with every question consisting of multiple-choice with 4 potential responses.
Students will be tested in four sections – reading, math, science, and English. A quick summary of each section can be found below.
- TEAS Reading:
- Number of Questions: 53
- Time Limit: 64 Minutes
- Specific Areas Tested: Key ideas and details, craft and structure, and integration of knowledge and ideas.
- TEAS Math:
- Number of Questions: 36
- Time Limit: 54 Minutes
- Specific Areas Tested: Numbers, algebra, measurement, and data interpretation.
- TEAS Science:
- Number of Questions: 53
- Time Limit: 63 Minutes
- Specific Areas Tested: Human anatomy and physiology, life and physical science, and scientific reasoning.
- TEAS English and Language Usage:
- Number of Questions: 28
- Time Limit: 28 Minutes
- Specific Areas Tested: Conversations of standard English, knowledge of language, and vocabulary acquisition.
The most current version is the sixth version, and many people refer to it as the TEAS 6 exam. In total, there are 170 multiple-choice questions on the ATI TEAS exam. Preparing for this exam will help you get the score you need to get into the program of your choice.
Let us help you get a top score on the TEAS exam. Our TEAS prep course is an all-in-one resource that includes study guides and content outlines for every topic that is tested on the TEAS exam. Users will also get access to 900+ practice questions, and 3 full-length simulated exams.
TEAS Section Breakdowns
There are 4 sections on the TEAS exam. Each section is timed and consists of multiple-choice questions with 4 possible answers. Some students may be prepared for certain sections on the TEAS exam, but are you prepared for all 4? Learn more about each induvial section on the ATI TEAS 6 exam below.
The reading section consists of 53 questions. Students will have 64 minutes to answer these questions. If you do the math, you will see that you will have a little over one minute to answer each question.
Most questions will have a short passage to read before answering the question. Some questions may have a table or figure instead.
It is important to work at a steady pace when taking the TEAS reading section. Students who take about 45 seconds to read the passages and 30 seconds to answer each question should remain on pace.
While there are 53 total questions, only 47 of them will be scored. The breakdown of questions and topics can be seen below.
|Key Ideas and Details||22|
|Craft and Structure||14|
|Integration of Knowledge and Ideas||11|
|Total Scored Questions||47|
The math section consists of 36 questions. Students will have 54 minutes to answer these questions. After crunching the numbers, this breaks down to 1.5 minutes per question.
Students will be permitted to use a calculator on this portion of the TEAS exam. However, the calculator used must be one that the test center provides. Students will not be permitted to use their phones, smartwatches, or any other device as a calculator.
There are 36 total questions on the TEAS math section, but only 32 of them will be scored. Students will not know which questions are scored and which ones are not, so it is important to try your best on all questions.
A breakdown of questions and topics can be seen below.
|Number and Algebra||23|
|Measurement and Data||9|
|Total Scored Questions||32|
The science section consists of 53 questions. Students will have 63 minutes to answer these questions. If you breakdown these two numbers, you will see that you will have about 1 minute and 10 seconds per question.
All questions in this section will be multiple-choice questions. Each question will have 4 answer options.
While there are 53 total questions on the TEAS science section, only 47 of those questions will be scored. That leaves 6 questions that will not be scored. Students will have no idea what questions are scored and not scored – it is important to try your best on all questions.
A breakdown of questions and topics for TEAS science can be seen below:
|Human Anatomy and Physiology||32|
|Life and Physical Sciences||8|
|Total Scored Questions||47|
TEAS English and Language Usage
The English and language usage section consists of 28 questions. Students will have 28 minutes to answer these questions. In order for students to stay on pace, they will need to answer 1 question per minute.
While this section consists of 28 total questions, 4 questions are not scored. In total, there are 24 scored questions on this portion of the exam. You will not know which questions are scored and which ones are not – make sure you try your best on all questions.
There will be 3 topics tested within the English and language usage section. The 3 sections have a pretty even breakdown in terms of number of questions. You can see a breakdown below.
|Conventions of Standard English||9|
|Knowledge of Language||9|
|Total Scored Questions||24|
Preparing for TEAS TEST
There are a ton of different ways to prepare for the TEAS exam. A lot of it is personal preference. Some students may prefer to learn one way, while others prefer another way. With that being said, some preparation methods are proven to work. We have listed some methods below.
Study guides are a great way to prepare for the ATI TEAS 6 exam. Study guides provide information on topics and subtopics, in one, easy to access place. Study guides will help keep you on track when it comes to studying and make it easy to grasp difficult concepts.
The study guides used in our TEAS prep course cover only the material you will need to know for the exam. We provide study guides for each section of the TEAS exam and organize them by subtopics.
Students can always make their own study guides, but this will take a lot of time and you may miss some important information (or even add extra information you do not need to know).
We did the work for you. Use our TEAS prep course and our study guides to get a top scores on the TEAS exam and save time while studying.
Practice tests are another proven method when it comes to preparing for the TEAS. Practice tests will help you test your knowledge and see what you know, and what you do not know. Try out a free TEAS practice test above to get started.
Practice tests are only as useful as their explanations. If you get a question wrong, you should know why the answer was incorrect. All of our practice questions and practice tests include in-depth answer explanations.
Users who take our $39 TEAS prep course will have access to 900+ practice questions and 3 full-length practice exams.
The full-length practice exams are timed exams that emulate the actual TEAS exam. The exams are timed and contain the same breakdown of questions as the actual exam. These questions also have answer explanations to help you understand the concepts better.
Time is especially important to consider when preparing for the TEAS test. Students should make sure they give themselves enough prep time before taking the exam. The amount of time will vary for each individual student.
Some students may want to spend a couple of months preparing while other students may only need a couple of weeks.
Think about how much time you want to devote per day or week to studying and decide how much total time you need.
Everyone who signs up for our TEAS prep course will have access to the course for 6 months. 6 months is plenty of time to prepare for the exam and get a top score.
TEAS Test FAQs
Students will get access to our TEAS prep course for 6 months. They will make a 1-time payment of $39 and never be charged again.
Students will have access to 900+ practice questions, 3 full-length practice exams, and in-depth study guides and content outlines.
Our courses come with a 100% pass guarantee. If you do not pass your exam, let us know, and we will refund your money. That is how confident we are in our prep course.
Every school is different and will have its own retake policy. Most schools will allow students to retake the test after 45 days.
The price will vary depending on your institution and where you are taking the exam, but most students will pay around $100 to take the exam. It is not cheap, make sure you pass it the first time around!
The exam can be taken in 3 different settings:
1. At your institution
2. PSI testing center
3. Online through ATI
Different programs and institutions set their own passing scores. With that being said, most programs will require between 70%-80% for each section on the exam.
Some schools do not set passing scores and just take the top scores from each testing period.