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Performing well on the ATI TEAS test is critical to securing a place in your nursing program of choice. In 2015, the mean annual wage for registered nurses was $67,500, with 10% earning over $101,000. The Bureau of Labor Statistics found that in 2014 there were 2,751,000 jobs for registered nurses in the U.S. Currently, over 280 million people in America have access to medical care. As that number continues to grow, the demand for nurses will increase and the number of jobs is predicted to rise by 16%—that’s 440,300 more jobs by 2024.

With so many different employment routes and opportunities, obtaining a nursing qualification is the best way to advance your professional career and find an exciting role that suits you. TestPrep-Online works with test-writing experts, teachers, and psychologists to create online TEAS practice tests, designed to help you ace your ATI TEAS exam. We offer six practice packs, all of which include like-for-like questions, detailed answer explanations, and score reports.

Our practice tests are designed to be a close match to the content and style of the ATI TEAS exam. Doing so provides you with the best chance of familiarizing yourself with the real exam. Visit our TEAS Shop page now to view our available practice packs and to gain access to hundreds of TEAS practice questions and full-length tests.

Free TEAS Practice Tests

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Free TEAS Test PDF Study Guide

We offer five free ATI TEAS study guides. Our main free TEAS test study guide includes practice questions, answers, and tips to begin your practice now. The other four guides are subject-specific and contain tips for each of the subject sections. You can click the links below to download each TEAS study guide.

Free ATI TEAS Study Guide PDF

Questions
Free ATI TEAS Math Study Guide PDF

Math
Free ATI TEAS Science Study Guide PDF

Science
Free ATI TEAS Reading Study Guide PDF

Reading
Free ATI TEAS English Study Guide PDF

English

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What Is the ATI TEAS Exam?

  • The ATI TEAS stands for the Assessment Institute of Technologies Test of Essential Academic Skills.
  • The test is distributed by ATI, also called ATI Testing.
  • The test can be referred to as the ATI TEAS, the TEAS 6, the TEAS VI, the ATI Nursing exam, and generally as the TEAS test.
  • The exam is required for entrance to most health science programs, such as nursing degrees.
  • The exam is multiple-choice with 170 questions and a 209-minute time limit.
  • There are four subjects, covering material mostly taught between grades 7 to 12, tested in individual sections in the following order: Reading, Math, Science, and English and Language Usage.
If you have a TEAS test scheduled for 2017 or 2018, start preparing for the exam early. Spaces for nursing programs are limited, so it is vital you score high on the TEAS test to set your application apart from the competition.

Is the TEAS Test Hard?

Yes. The TEAS test is a difficult test for many. It requires good preparation across all four subjects as well as preparation for the test style. Applicants tend to struggle with specific modules, such as the Science section or the English and Language Usage section. The time limit is tough, and every unanswered question is a lost point.

Free TEAS practice tests can help you improve your TEAS test score, but extensive TEAS test prep is needed to help you meet the minimum grades required by schools across all the different subjects. Should you be unhappy with your score, you may find that options to retake the TEAS test are limited. Some schools require a period of 14, 30, or 90 days between attempts while others will limit the number of times you can take the test in an academic year.

Thus, TEAS test practice is key to achieving the score you want, the first time.


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How to Prepare for the ATI TEAS Test

  • Familiarize yourself with the TEAS test's formalities, like when to register and where you can take the test.
  • Create a study plan tailored to the time you have available before test day.
  • Expose yourself to TEAS test practice as much as you can. Doing so will test your knowledge, refocus your attention on your weakest areas, and help you familiarize yourself with the style of the test.
  • Avoid TEAS V practice tests. The test material on the ATI TEAS is not the same as the TEAS V. You will need to take TEAS 6 practice tests when preparing for the ATI TEAS exam.
  • Study for the test in one- to two-week study blocks. Learn and review material, prioritizing the areas you struggle with most.
  • Take a practice TEAS test after each period of study. Try to take a full-length TEAS practice test, or practice a specific section of the test, under time constraints.
  • Adjust your study plan and study style to address your areas of weakness. You can visit any of our TEAS subject pages to gain access to TEAS study guides by subject.
  • Review all the formalities for the test when test day is a week away. Remind yourself what time it is being administered, what you may or may not take into the test center, and how to get there.
  • Revisit your study notes with confidence, and prepare yourself to take a final practice test at least two days before the actual test. Reviewing TEAS study guides will help you immensely.
  • Take a trial practice test a few days before the TEAS test. Don’t worry if you don't do as well as you would like; your scores will help focus your efforts on the areas of study that need the most attention.

TEAS Version 6 Scores

In the 2014–2015 academic year, over 50,000 qualified applicants were rejected out of 265,954 applications that were submitted for entry-level baccalaureate nursing programs. Of the 170,109 that met admission criteria, only 119,428 applicants were accepted into a program. That put the overall acceptance rate at under 50%, while the acceptance rate of applications that met admission criteria was 70%.

Undertaking TEAS test practice is a vital step to achieving superior results. TEAS test scores that are higher than the program requirements will drastically improve your chance of acceptance to your chosen program.

TEAS Test Scores - What Is a Good Score?

  • A target composite score (all four subjects combined) of at least 10% above your program’s required score is advised. The passing grade you will need to achieve is set by the program you are applying to. It can be anywhere from between 60–70% for lower ranking programs to 85-95% for higher ranking programs.
  • The Mean National Pass Grade and the Mean Program Pass Grade should be treated as indicators, not as grade targets. The competition for nursing programs is high, and this, combined with faculty shortages, results in qualified applicants being rejected from programs.

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What Are the Differences between TEAS V and ATI TEAS?

The TEAS test is written by the Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI). As of August 31, 2016, ATI has released version 6 of the TEAS test, called the ATI TEAS. It is also sometimes referred to as the TEAS version 6 or the ATI TEAS exam.

Prior to August 2016, the test was in its 5th version, officially called the TEAS Version 5.0 Exam, and known as TEAS V or TEAS 5—or simply as one of the possible nursing entrance exams. You can no longer take the TEAS V. Check with your program as to whether TEAS V scores are still accepted. It is expected that by the end of 2018, most programs will no longer accept TEAS V scores.

The ATI nursing exam may be taken either on a computer or with paper and pencil. The test contains 170 questions and consists of four sections, each with its own time limit. The most important changes to note are:
  • A four-function calculator is now permitted and is provided at the test center.
  • Subject changes have been implemented across all the sections.
Please note: TEAS V practice tests will not cover all the subject matter of the new ATI TEAS test.

TEAS V Test Questions and Time Limit

Subtest Number of ItemsTime
TEAS V Reading 48 58 minutes
TEAS V Mathematics 3451 minutes
TEAS V Science 5466 minutes
TEAS V English & Language Usage 3434 minutes
Total 170 209 minutes

ATI TEAS Version 6 Test Questions and Time Limit

Subtest Scored ItemsPretest ItemsTime
ATI TEAS Reading 47664 minutes
ATI TEAS Mathematics 32454 minutes
ATI TEAS Science 47663 minutes
ATI TEAS English & Language Usage 24428 minutes
Total 150 20 209 minutes


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ATI TEAS Reading

  • 53 questions in 64 minutes, worth 31% of the exam
The Reading section consists of short paragraphs or text passages. You may be asked to identify argument structures or key themes and ideas within the passage. In addition, you may be asked to make inferences based on the passages or to identify the author’s objective. You may have to distinguish between different types of sources or to decipher whether statements are inherently objective or subjective.

ATI TEAS Mathematics

  • 32 questions in 54 minutes, worth 22% of the exam
In the Math section, you are presented with questions on ratios, proportions, percentages, and some algebraic expressions. You may be asked to analyze data presentations and answer questions concerning units of measurement. You must be able to perform basic arithmetic quickly and comfortably.

ATI TEAS Science

  • 53 questions in 63 minutes, worth 31% of the exam
In the Science section, you are asked questions about the human body, specific processes, and the independent and cooperative function of the different systems within the body. You must demonstrate scientific reasoning abilities and may be asked questions on general processes of chemistry and physics, the natural world, and biology.

ATI TEAS English and Language Usage

  • 28 questions in 28 minutes, worth 16% of the exam
In the English and Language Usage section, questions focus on grammar, sentence structure, punctuation, and spelling. You are required to demonstrate your comprehension of a passage, identify the tone, and choose a better sentence order to express an idea. You must demonstrate an understanding of a word’s specific meaning within its unique context and in relation to prefixes, suffixes, and position within a sentence. 


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How Do I Register for the TEAS?

Register for the ATI nursing exam on the ATI Testing website. There will be a list of TEAS test dates so you can schedule the test at your convenience. Registration with ATI Testing costs $50–$100 depending on where you take the test. You can also register with PSI through the ATI Testing website for $115, or through your prospective college. Rescheduling your test with ATI will require you to book and pay for a new test slot. You can reschedule your TEAS test date up to two days prior to test day if you are registered with PBI.

Get Practice TEAS Tests for the 2017 ATI TEAS

The best way to achieve your targeted TEAS scores is to measure your understanding of the material through simulation tests, like those offered by TestPrep-Online. Learning and remembering all the content matter is only half the battle; the other half is training yourself to read and respond to the questions on test day.

Today, a lot of credible information can be found online, with YouTube videos, learning tools, and blogs at your fingertips. However, to accurately measure your ability to apply your knowledge of the subject matter, ATI TEAS practice tests that are written to simulate the real test offer the best means of preparation. They allow you to familiarize yourself with the exam style and to gain in-depth insight into your progress. TestPrep-Online’s TEAS practice packs will help you get the most out of your studies and score better on the TEAS test. Good luck!

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What's Included in Our UPDATED ATI TEAS Practice Packs

  • 777 TEAS practice questions comprising of:
  • Two full-length ATI TEAS practice tests
  • 94 additional ATI TEAS Math practice questions and answers
  • 191 additional ATI TEAS Reading practice questions and answers
  • 120 additional ATI TEAS English & Language Usage practice questions and answers
  • 32 additional ATI TEAS Science practice questions and answers
  • Answers, detailed explanations, and score reports
  • Immediate online access, with unlimited practice, accessible 24/7
  • Secured payment 


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