Evolve Reach Admission Assessment Practice Test

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The Evolve Reach Admission Assessment, also known as the HESI A2, Evolve Reach HESI, or HESI Evolve, is a comprehensive exam designed to evaluate the general knowledge, skills, and aptitude of potential nursing students.

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HESI A2 Exam Outline

There are eight main components that make up the full exam, and schools can choose which ones they want their applicants to take. Depending on your program, you may only need to take the Mathematics, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, and Grammar subtests. Some schools may ask you to take the Biology and Anatomy & Physiology subtests as well, but the Chemistry and Physics subtests are rarely ever required.

These are the eight HESI A2 tests:

  • Mathematics
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Physics

On each of these sections, there will be five questions that don’t count toward your score. Elsevier uses these five experimental questions for research purposes, with the goal of improving future versions of the Evolve Reach Admission Assessment. However, you should do your best to answer each question correctly, as you will have no way of knowing which ones are experimental and which ones aren’t.

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HESI A2 Exam Registration

Registration for the Evolve Reach Admission Assessment must be completed via the Evolve Elsevier website. You will need to create an account, pay the associated test fee, and choose a testing center via the Elsevier website. Available testing locations include multiple Prometric testing centers or your own educational institution.

How the HESI A2 Test is Scored

There are no official passing scores or failing scores on this test. Each nursing school or program sets its own standards for ranking scores on each subtest.

Scores from 80% to 89% indicate that you should be able to graduate from nursing school with only minimal academic assistance. A score of 90% or higher is a sign that you are very likely to do well in nursing school without any academic assistance.

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How many questions are on the Evolve Reach Admission Assessment?


There are 326 questions on the exam.


How long is the Evolve Reach Admission Assessment?


Each school sets its own time limit for this exam.


What is the passing score for the Evolve Reach Admission Assessment?


Each school sets its own minimum passing score requirements for this exam.


How much does the Evolve Reach Admission Assessment cost?


Each school sets up its own testing fees for this exam.

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by Mometrix Test Preparation | This Page Last Updated: October 24, 2023