HESI A2 Practice Test

100 sample exam questions for the HESI A2 Test

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This set contains 100 practice exam question for the HESI A2 nursing entrance exam spread across the topical areas on the exam. We also have content for the TEAS exam if you are applying to a school that prefers that test.


What is the HESI A2 Exam?

The HESI A2 exam is used by nursing schools as part of the admissions process for nursing programs.  It is sometimes known as the Evolve Reach Admission Assessment.  HESI itself is an acronym for stands for Health Education Systems, Inc., and A2 stands for Admission Assessment. 


The HESI A2© consists of 8 separate test areas: 


Reading Comprehension
Vocabulary and General Knowledge
Anatomy and Physiology


Schools may select different topical areas to require admission.  Make sure you check with the schools you are applying for.  Schools may also require other tests, including personality and learning assessments.  

The HESI exam is scored on a percentage scale from 0% to 100%. For example, if a student got 50 of the 55 questions correct on the HESI math exam, they would receive a 91% on that section of the exam.

Each section of the exam is scored separately, however, students will also receive a cumulative score. This cumulative score is the average of all of their subtest scores.

For example, if a student got a 91% in math, 85% in grammar, 82% in reading comprehension, and a 88% in vocabulary, their cumulative score would be 86.5%. 

Some schools may require students to have a cumulative score above a certain number (usually above 70%). Other schools may require students to score above a certain percentage for each subtest they take. The requirements by school and program will vary.

If the program you are applying to is a competitive program, it is likely a more competitive score will be required. A higher score will help you stand out when compared to other candidates.

We’ve provided some sample questions for each of these areas.  Happy studying!



There are 297 questions on the HESI A2 Exam divided into the following eight categories: Math (50 questions), Reading (47 questions), Vocabulary (50 questions), Grammar (50 questions), Biology (25 questions), Chemistry (25 questions), Anatomy and Physiology (25 questions), and Physics (25 questions).

The HESI A2 exam is between 3 and 6 hours long depending on the school administering it.

The passing score for the HESI A2 exam is generally considered to be 75%.

Earning a competitive score on the HESI A2 exam helps to determine if a student is ready for nursing school.

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