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Students applying for admission to Nursing and Allied Health Programs are required to take the ATI TEAS. The Test of Essential Academic Skills, Version Five, ATI TEAS, measures basic academic knowledge in the academic content areas of reading, mathematics, science, English and language usage. The ATI TEAS is a 170 item multiple-choice examination. ATI TEAS is offered in a computer administered format.

Each of the four sections is timed for a total of 209 minutes (3 hours and 29 minutes). No breaks are allowed. Content areas are divided in the following manner:

  • Reading: 64 minutes / 53 questions
  • Math: 54 minutes / 36 questions
  • Science: 63 minutes / 53 questions
  • English and Language: 28 minutes / 28 questions

Content and sub-content areas are as follows:

  • Reading
    • Key ideas and detail
    • Craft and structure
    • Integration of knowledge and ideas
  • Mathematics
    • Numbers algebra
    • Measurement and data
  • Science
    • Human anatomy and physiology
    • Life and physical science
    • Scientific reasoning
  • English and Language Usage
    • Conventions of standard English
    • Knowledge of language
    • Vocabulary acquisition

Test results are available immediately after completion of the test.


What is the ATI TEAS exam?
The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) measures basic skills in academic content areas of Mathematics, Reading, Science, English and Language usage.

Who takes the ATI TEAS exam?
Candidates for Nursing and Allied Health take the ATI TEAS exam as part of the admission process.

What is the length of the ATI TEAS exam?
The exam is 209 minutes.

How many questions are on the ATI TEAS exam?
There are 170 multiple choice questions on the ATI TEAS exam.

What are the content areas covered on the ATI TEAS exam?
There are four content areas: Mathematics, Reading, Science, English and Language usage.

May calculators be used on the ATI TEAS exam?
A basic calculator will be provided. You may not bring your own.

Why take a ATI TEAS Exam Prep course?
Students can gain exposure to the standardized testing format and review content. Many students learn better with a facilitator in a classroom environment.

Where do I go to create an ATI TEAS student account?
Visit to create a secure online account. An account will need to be created to take the ATI TEAS exam and to participate in the ATI TEAS Exam Prep course.

How do I register for the ATI TEAS exam at the CPCC Testing Center?
Please click this link and follow the procedure for testing registration. The website includes information for scheduling, cost, and account creation.

About ATI TEAS Exam Prep

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