What is TEAS Test?

The Test of Essential Academic skills (TEAS) is a pre‐entry test used to evaluate the academic preparedness of students entering the Nursing, Dental Hygiene, or Cardiorespiratory Sciences Program.

The TEAS Exam is not a pass or fail test. There are recommended or required minimum scores that are used to admit students.


  • Effective for the Fall 2010 admission cycle, RN recommends a minimum composite/overall score of 70% and a reading score of 85%.
  • LPN recommends a minimum:
    Composite score: 60%
    Reading score: 75%
    Math score: 55%
    Composite/Overall score: 70%
    English score: 80%
    Reading score: 85%
    Math score: 60%
    Science score: 60%
    *Recommended and required score minimums are subject to change without notice.

The TEAS Test Format

The TEAS measures basic essential skills in the academic content area domains of reading, mathematics, science, and English and language usage. Each question on the TEAS (version V and later) is mapped to one of 115 objectives, all of which address topics presented in grades 7 to 12. The objectives assessed are those which nurse educators deemed most appropriate and relevant to measure entry-level skills and abilities of nursing program applicants.

The TEAS test is a a 170-item, four option, multiple choice examination as follows:

Content Area Number of Test Items Amount of Time Allotted
Reading 48 58 minutes
Mathematics 34 51 minutes
Science 54 66 minutes
English and Language Usage 34 34 minutes
Total 170 3 hrs, 29 mins

To register for the Teas Test, visit www.atitesting.com

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Note: TEAS® and Test of Academic Skills™ are registered trademarks of Assessment Technologies Institute, which is unaffiliated, not a sponsor, or associated with https://nclexreviewers.com.

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  1. Brittany Morgan

    When and where will the next TEAS test be given? Thank you

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