TEAS Practice Test

Take our TEAS practice test to see if you are ready for the actual exam. Our free TEAS practice test includes a detailed breakdown of how you performed on each TEAS subject.

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TEAS Subject Specific Practice

If you are looking to practice for other subjects, check out the following free TEAS practice exams (subject specific):

Math

Prepare for the math section with this math specific exam.

Science

Prepare for the science section with this science specific exam.

Reading

Prepare for the reading section with this reading specific exam.

English

Prepare for the English section with this English specific exam.

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). Here are the fast facts:

  • Number of Sections: 4
  • Total Number of Questions: 170
  • Total Time Limit: 209 Minutes (3 Hours and 29 Minutes)

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A quick summary of each section can be found below.

TEAS Math

  • Number of Questions: 38
  • Time Limit: 57 Minutes
  • Topics Tested: 2
    • Numbers and Algebra: 18 Questions
    • Measurement and Data: 16 Questions
    • Unscored Questions: 4

TEAS Science

  • Number of Questions: 50
  • Time Limit: 50 Minutes
  • Topics Tested: 4
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology: 18 Questions
    • Biology: 16 Questions
    • Scientific Reasoning: 9 Questions
    • Chemistry: 8 Questions
    • Unscored Questions: 4

TEAS Reading

  • Number of Questions: 45
  • Time Limit: 55 Minutes
  • Topics Tested: 3
    • Key Ideas and Details: 15 Questions
    • Craft and Structure: 9 Questions
    • Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: 15 Questions
    • Unscored Questions: 4

TEAS English

  • Number of Questions: 37
  • Time Limit: 37 Minutes
  • Topics Tested: 3
    • Conventions of Standard English: 12 Questions
    • Knowledge of Language: 11 Questions
    • Using Language and Vocab in Writing: 10 Questions
    • Unscored Questions: 4

TEAS 7 Practice Question Types

There will be a total of 170 questions on the TEAS exam. The types of questions can be described in 2 different ways:

  1. Section on the TEAS
  2. Question Format

1. Types of Questions by Section

Each section on the TEAS is a standalone section. That means that each section has vastly different questions. The types of questions you should be practicing will be broken down like this:

  • Math
    • Numbers and Algebra
    • Measurement and Data
  • Science
    • Human A&P
    • Biology
    • Scientific Reasoning
    • Chemistry
  • Reading
    • Key Ideas and Details
    • Craft and Structure
    • Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
  • English
    • Conventions of Standard English
    • Knowledge of Language
    • Using Language and Vocab in Writing

It is important to focus on each section when practicing. As you can see, each section gets very granular with the types of questions you will be asked.

2. Types of Questions by Format

With regards to types of questions by format, you can expect to see some variation in the way in which questions are asked. You can expect the following question types:

  • Multiple-Choice: 4 answer options given. You need to pick one. This is the most common type of question.
  • Multiple-Select: Similar to the multiple-choice question, but there can be multiple answers that are correct.
  • Fill-In-The-Blank: You will be asked a question and need to supply your own answer.
  • Hot Spot: You will be shown an image that includes clickable areas. You will need to click on the correct area of the image to answer the question.
  • Ordered Response: You will be given 4-6 choices and asked to order them correctly. They ALL need to be ordered correctly to get the question correct.

It is important to be prepared for all types of questions. You can do so by taking our ATI TEAS practice test above. Keep in mind, multiple-choice is the most common type of question.

Practice for the TEAS with the Right Tools

1. Study Guides

Study guides are a great way to prepare for the ATI TEAS 7 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.

You can always make your 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 study guide to get a top score on the TEAS exam and save time while studying.

2. Practice Tests

TEAS practice exams 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 TEAS practice questions include in-depth answer explanations.

Users who take our $49 TEAS test prep course will have access to 1,000+ practice questions and 20 full-length practice exams.

3. Topic Quizzes

It is important to test your knowledge after learning a key concept. If you do not test your knowledge, how will you know if you learned the material?

After each topic, we offer small quizzes that test you on the concepts that you just learned. You will know if you learned the material and are ready to move on to the next topic. This helps you feel confident heading into your exam.

Tips and Tricks for TEAS Practice

When practicing for the TEAS, you may feel overwhelmed. This is very common, so do not worry. Here are some tips and tricks to keep in mind when practicing:

  • Get a Baseline: Take a diagnostic TEAS test (above) to get a baseline for where you stand. Our baseline exam will help you determine if you are ready for your exam AND which subjects you need to study.
  • Focus on Problem Subjects: You should be focusing on problem subjects. Many students make the mistake of only focusing on subjects they are already good at. This may make you feel better (and is easier), but will not help you on test day.
  • Review Answer Explanations: Make sure to review all answer explanations after taking a practice exam. The answer explanations will help you learn key concepts and why an answer was right or wrong.
  • Take a Final Exam: Make sure to take a final (full-length) exam before heading into your actual TEAS exam. This will help you know if you are truly ready for the real exam.

Frequently Asked Questions

There will be 170 questions on the TEAS exam.

The TEAS exam will last for a total of 209 minutes (3 hours and 29 minutes).

Yes, all sections of the TEAS exam will be required for you to take. Each section is administered separately (all in one exam session).

There are 4 different subject tests:

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • English

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

Students will get access to our TEAS online prep course for 6 months. They will make a 1-time payment of $49 and never be charged again.

Students will have access to 1,000+ practice questions, 20 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.

Authored By: Denise Lessow
Authored By: Denise Lessow

Denise has been helping students study for 25+ years.

Denise has a wealth of knowledge and has helped students reach scores in the top 10% across all subject areas for the HESI, TEAS, and NLN PAX exams.

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