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TEAS Prep Guide

Resources for the TEAS at MJC and beyond.


Welcome to the TEAS resource and review guide for Modesto Junior College students. Our guide collects a variety of resources and strategies to help you prepare for your exam. Use the tabs on the left to navigate through the guide.

This prep guide was created collaboratively by MJC Librarians, ADN instructors, and ADN advisors. 

This guide is maintained by librarians Stella Beratlis and Mary Hadlich. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to get in touch with them at or

About the TEAS

TEAS stands for Test of Essential Academic Skills. The exam ensures that the student has the essential academic skills to perform well in nursing school. A good score on the TEAS will help you get into a nursing program. Read more about what the TEAS is all about.  

The ATI TEAS is taken either in-person or remote online, and is proctored by ATI or an institution.

The TEAS will test students on various subjects to see if they are academically proficient enough to succeed in an Associate Degree of Nursing (ADN) or Bachelor Degree of Nursing (BSN) program. 

There are four general subjects on the test: reading, math, science, and English and language usage.

Sections of the TEAS exam

According to the ATI TEAS website, the test has the following sections and number of questions in each section: 

  Reading Mathematics Science English and Language Usage
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 and algebra (18)
  • Measurement and 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 vocabulary to express ideas in writing (10)

 * Numbers in parentheses next to subjects in the "specific content covered" section indicate how many questions about that subject are in each section.