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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

What is 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.  

Where & When can I take the Test?

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

TEAS Version 7 Test Structure and Subjects

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:

  • Reading: 53 questions 
    • Including questions on the integration of knowledge and ideas
  • Math: 36 questions
    • Questions include measurements, numbers, and algebra
  • Science: 53 questions
    • Human anatomy and physiology, life sciences, and scientific reasoning
  • English and language usage: 28 questions
    • Knowledge of language and vocabulary