Test Breakdown

HESI A2 Test Breakdown

ExamDescription# items
Reading Comprehension Provides reading scenarios to measure reading comprehension, identifying main idea, finding meaning of words in context, passage comprehension, making logical inferences, etc. 47
Vocabulary & General Knowledge Contains vocabulary terms used commonly in both general English speaking and in the health care fields. 50
Grammar Contains basic grammar, including parts of speech, important terms and their uses in grammar, commonly occurring grammatical errors, etc. 50
Basic Math Skills Focuses on math skills needed for health care field, including basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, fractions, decimals, ratio and proportion, household measures, general math facts, etc. 50
Biology Covers biology basics, water, biological molecules, metabolism, cells, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, etc. 25
Chemistry Contains test items that cover matter, chemical equation and reactions, the periodic table, atomic structure, nuclear chemistry, chemical bonding, etc. 25
Anatomy & Physiology Provides coverage of general terminology and anatomical structures and systems. 25
Personality Profile Uses concepts related to introversion and extroversion to classify the student's personality style 15
Learning Style Assesses the preferred learning style of the applicant and offers test-taking and study tips suited to the learning style. 14