TSI Practice Test

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Click the “Start Test” button above to begin your free TSI practice test! These TSI practice questions will give you a better idea of what to study for your exam.

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If you need some extra practice in a specific subject, click one of the subjects below to get started on a subject-specific TSI practice test.

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TSI Assessment Outline

Outline of the TSIA2 test, with the mathematics sections having 20 questions and the ELAR section having 30 questions

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Practice For the TSI the Best Way

How to Study Effectively

Your success on TSI test day depends not only on how many hours you put into preparing, but also on whether you prepared the right way. It’s good to check along the way to see whether your studying is paying off. One of the most effective ways to do this is by taking TSI practice tests to evaluate your progress. Practice tests are useful because they show exactly where you need to improve. Every time you take a free TSI practice test, pay special attention to these three groups of questions:

  • The questions you got wrong
  • The ones you had to guess on, even if you guessed right
  • The ones you found difficult or slow to work through

This will show you exactly what your weak areas are, and where you need to devote more study time. Ask yourself why each of these questions gave you trouble. Was it because you didn’t understand the material? Was it because you didn’t remember the vocabulary? Do you need more repetitions on this type of question to build speed and confidence? Dig into those questions and figure out how you can strengthen your weak areas as you go back to review the material.

Answer Explanations

Additionally, many TSI practice tests have a section explaining the answer choices. It can be tempting to read the explanation and think that you now have a good understanding of the concept. However, an explanation likely only covers part of the question’s broader context. Even if the explanation makes sense, go back and investigate every concept related to the question until you’re positive you have a thorough understanding.

Comprehend Each Topic

As you go along, keep in mind that the TSI practice test is just that: practice. Memorizing these questions and answers will not be very helpful on the actual test because it is unlikely to have any of the same exact questions. If you only know the right answers to the sample questions, you won’t be prepared for the real thing. Study the concepts until you understand them fully, and then you’ll be able to answer any question that shows up on the test.

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TSI Practice Methods

When you’re ready to start taking TSI practice tests, follow this strategy:

  • Remove Limitations. Take the first test with no time constraints and with your notes and TSI study guide handy. Take your time and focus on applying the strategies you’ve learned.
  • Time Yourself. Take the second practice test “open book” as well, but set a timer and practice pacing yourself to finish in time.
  • Simulate Test Day. Take any other practice tests as if it were test day. Set a timer and put away your study materials. Sit at a table or desk in a quiet room, imagine yourself at the testing center, and answer questions as quickly and accurately as possible.
  • Keep Practicing. Keep taking practice tests on a regular basis until you run out of practice tests or it’s time for the actual test. Your mind will be ready for the schedule and stress of test day, and you’ll be able to focus on recalling the material you’ve learned.

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Do you have to take a TSI?


No, it is not mandatory that students take the TSI Assessment. There are several ways that you can be exempt.


How much does it cost to take the TSI?


To take the full TSIA2 Assessment, the registration fee is $29. If you only need to take a particular section of the test, the ELAR cost is $20 and $10 for the Math or Essay section.


Are you allowed to use a calculator on the TSI?


Calculators are not allowed to be used on the TSI Assessment. However, there will be a pop-up calculator embedded in the test for some questions.


Is the TSI test required?


Unless you are exempt, you are required to take the TSI Assessment if you are entering college.


Is the TSI test timed?


The TSI is not a timed test. Some colleges do recommend that you allow two hours for the writing section and one hour for the reading and math sections.


What will be on the TSI test?


There are three sections of the TSI Assessment. These sections include Math, English Language Arts and Reading (ELAR), and an essay.


What do you have to score on the TSI to pass?


Each section of the TSI have different “passing” scores. The Mathematics section has a minimum score of 950, the ELAR section is 945, and the Essay section would need a score of 5.

By Alli Yeary

Alli graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics in 2020 and serves as the Math Content Coordinator for Mometrix. She uses her passion for math to help create and edit math content that is understandable and enjoyable for learners at any level.


by Mometrix Test Preparation | This Page Last Updated: February 29, 2024