# ATI TEAS 6 Test Breakdown [Infographic]

The ATI TEAS® 6 Test is a standard exam that is required for preadmission for those who are wishing to attend nursing school. This exam is used in many nursing programs around the country. The ATI TEAS® 6 Test is designed to help identify students who would be successful in nursing school and to identify those who have the ability to think like a nurse. With the ATI TEAS® 6 Test, test-takers will be tested on their reading, math, science, and English skills.

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If you’re preparing for the ATI TEAS® 6 Test, here is a great breakdown of what you can expect on the exam!

### Reading Section – 53 questions timed for 64 minutes

• Key ideas and details – 22 questions
• Summarize a complex text
• Infer the logical conclusion from a reading selection

• Identify the topic, main idea, and supporting details
• Follow a given set of directions
• Identify specific information from a printed communication
• Identify information from a graphic representation of information
• Recognize events in a sequence
• Craft and Structure – 14 questions
• Distinguish between fact and opinion, biases, and stereotypes
• Recognize the structure of text in various formats
• Interpret the meaning of words and phrases using context
• Determine the denotative meaning of words
• Evaluate the author’s purpose in a given text
• Evaluate the author’s point of view in a given text
• Use text features
• Integration of Knowledge and Ideas – 11 questions
• Identify primary sources in various media
• Use evidence from text to make predictions and inferences, and draw conclusions about a piece of writing
• Compare and contrast themes from print and other sources
• Evaluate an argument and its specific claims
• Evaluate and integrate data from multiple sources in various formats, including media
• Pre-Test Questions – 6 questions

### Mathematics Section – 36 questions timed for 54 minutes

• Number and Algebra – 23 questions
• Convert among non-negative fractions, decimals, and percentages
• Perform arithmetic operations with rational numbers
• Compare and order rational numbers
• Solve equations in one variable
• Solve real-world one- or multi-step problems with rational numbers
• Solve real-world problems involving percentages
• Apply estimation strategies and round rules to real-world problems
• Solve real-world problems involving proportions
• Solve real-world problems involving ratios and rates of change
• Translate phrases and sentences into expressions, equations, and inequalities
• Measurement and Data – 9 questions
• Interpret relevant information from tables, charts, and graphs
• Evaluate the information in tables, charts, and graphs using statistics
• Explain the relationship between two variables
• Calculate geometric quantities
• Convert within and between standard and metric systems
• Pre-Test Questions – 4 questions

TEAS Math Practice Test

### Science Section – 47 questions timed for 63 minutes

• Human anatomy and physiology – 32 questions
• Describe the general anatomy and physiology of:
• a human
• respiratory system
• cardiovascular system
• gastrointestinal system
• neuromuscular system
• reproductive system
• integumentary system
• endocrine system
• genitourinary system
• immune system
• skeletal system
• Life and physical sciences – 8 questions
• Describe the basic macromolecules in a biological system
• Compare and contrast chromosomes, genes, and DNA
• Explain Mendel’s law of heredity
• Recognize basic atomic structure
• Explain characteristic properties of substances
• Compare and contrast changes in states of matter
• Describe chemical reactions
• Scientific Reasoning – 7 questions
• Identify basic scientific measurements using laboratory tools
• Critique a scientific explanation using logic and evidence
• Explain relationships among events, objects, and procedures
• Analyze the design of a scientific investigation
• Pre-test Questions – 6 questions

TEAS Science Practice Test

### English and Language Usage Section – 28 questions timed for 28 minutes

• Conventions of Standard English – 9 questions
• Use conventions of standard English spelling
• Use conventions of standard English punctuation
• Analyze various sentence structure
• Knowledge of Language – 9 questions
• Use grammar to enhance clarity in writing
• Distinguish between formal and informal language
• Apply basic knowledge of the elements of the writing process
• Develop a well-organized paragraph
• Vocabulary Acquisition – 6 questions
• Use context clues to determine the meaning of words or phrases
• Determine the meaning of words by analyzing word parts
• Pre-test Questions – 4 questions

TEAS English and Language Usage Practice Test