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The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) - What you need to know to prepare for and take the test.

What does TEAS Stand for?

Test of Essential Academic Skills

ATI TEAS, Version 7

209 Minutes

170 Questions





English & Language


Number of Questions 45 38 50 37
Number of Unscored Questions 6 4 6 4
Time Limit (Minutes) 55 min. 57 min. 60 min. 37 min.
Specific Content Covered
  • Key Ideas and Details (15)
  • Craft and structure (9)
  • Integration of knowledge & ideas (15)
  • Numbers & algebra (18)
  • Measurement & data (16)
  • Human anatomy & physiology (18)
  • Biology (9)
  • Chemistry (8)
  • Scientific reasoning (9)
  • Conventions of standard English (12)
  • Knowledge of language (11)
  • Using language and vocabular to express ideas in writing (10)

Types of Questions:

  • Multiple-Choice Item Types: questions that have four answer options with only one option as the correct answer.  In addition to text, some multiple-choice items include charts, exhibits, and graphics.
  • Alternate Item Types: These refer to questions that are not your standard multiple-choice, single answer questions.  Currently, there are four different alternate item type questions:
    • Multiple Select Items: Students will be presented with a list of four or more possible answers to a question and more than 1 may be correct.  There will be a note on these question types to "select all that apply." TO answer the question correctly, the student must select ALL correct answers.  If all correct answers are not selected, then the question is incorrect.  No partial credit is given.
    • Supply Answer Items: This question type requires students to provide the answers to the question or "fill in the blank" without a set of options.  Answers may be text or numerical values.
    • Hot Spot Items: These questions include an image with two to five clickable areas. Students are required to click on the area of the image identified as the correct response.
    • Ordered Response Items: These questions require students to place a set of response options in the correct order. Students drag between four and six response options from a box on the left to an empty box on the right.  The question is answered correctly only if the students places all the correct options in the correct order within the box on the right. If an option is out of order, then the question is incorrect. No partial credit will be given.

Online Tips for TEAS Prep


This site offers a free online practice tests for each section of the TEAS7.  You can also sign up for Question of the Day!