TEAS Science Test Prep

One of the most challenging aspects of the TEAS exam is the science portion. This portion of the test encompasses life science, physical science, earth science, scientific reasoning and anatomy & physiology. With it being this comprehensive, it is easy for it to get overwhelmed. 

Be prepared with The Adkins Academy TEAS Science Review Class. Our high yield and challenging set of questions for the science portion of the TEAS are designed to provoke thought and reinforce the material.

How Many Questions Are on The TEAS Science Exam?
On the TEAS, there are 170 multiple-choice questions, divided into 4 sections, science, mathematics, reading, and English and language usage. 

The TEAS Science exam has 53 questions. Throughout the exam, there will be pre-test questions that are not calculated with your final score. Out of the 53 questions you answer, only 47 will be scored for credit. 

How Long is The TEAS Science Exam?
Test-takers have 209 minutes (3 hours and 29 minutes) to complete all four sections of the TEAS. The TEAS Science section is 63 minutes long, with 53 questions.

In total, you will have 63 minutes to complete this portion of the exam, which works out to just over one minute per question. This is a very narrow window, so it is imperative you are sufficiently prepared when you sit down to take the exam. You will not know which questions are scored and which are not, so it is best to be fully prepared and give each question your best effort. 

Topics On The TEAS Science exam
Within the Science portion of the exam, there are three content areas: 
Human Anatomy
Life and Physical Science
Scientific Reasoning

Of these content areas, a majority of the questions come from the Human Anatomy section, with fewer questions comprising the Physical Science and Scientific Reasoning areas.
 
The Science portion of the TEAS is different than other sections in that it requires you to have prior knowledge to succeed. In other words, you must make sure you are prepared for a wide variety of questions. It is especially important to focus on Human Anatomy for this section of the test. Many of the questions in this section go beyond simple factual recall in order to test your knowledge of scientific processes. For example, you should make sure you know all the steps of Photosynthesis and how each step works to produce the end result. This is meant to test critical thinking and reasoning skills.
 
Topics to Study When Preparing for the TEAS Science Portion:

  • Scientific method
  • States of matter
  • Types of energy
  • Cell biology
  • Cell processes
  • Punnett Squares
  • Chemical bonds
  • DNA
  • RNA
  • Chemical equations
  • Classification
  • The Periodic Table


What To Expect On Test Day
A student can choose to take their TEAS exam at a PSI testing center or a registered school location. The following are some valuable tips and suggestions to prepare you for exam day: 

  • Plan to arrive at your testing location at least 15 minutes early. If you are more than 15 minutes late, you could risk forfeiting the test and exam fee.
  • Bring a government-issued ID that includes your photo, your signature, and your permanent address. Forms of ID that are not accepted: Credit card photos, student IDs, and expired IDs. 
  • We suggest bringing two sharpened No. 2 pencils with attached erasers.
  • The testing area does not allow personal bags, coats, sunglasses, electronics, food, and drink (no food or drink allowed in the testing area unless it is for medical reasons). 
  • You will be provided with scratch paper and a four-function calculator by a proctor. 
  • You will have a 10-minute break after the mathematics section of the exam. Any other breaks will deduct from your test time.


How to Approach Science Questions
 
Step One: Read the question thoroughly. Then, read it again. Make sure you know exactly what the question is asking and how you are expected to respond.

Step Two: Recall relevant information. What do you know about this topic? Can you answer this question without looking at the options? Probe your own mind quickly before viewing response options.

Step Three: Evaluate response options. If a response option matches the answer you already predicted, great! If not, look for any clear outliers or distractor answer options. You can eliminate these immediately. Once you have eliminated wrong responses, think about which response BEST answers the question being asked. 

Step Four: Check your work! Reread the question and make sure you are clear what it asks. Ensure you have selected the best answer.

Why Choose Adkins Academy For Your TEAS Science Test Prep
 
Medical Doctor Brian Adkins reviews the concepts in a step-by-step process with each question building upon the last. With our live TEAS Test Prep course, you will go over these questions in detail, reviewing and asking questions in real-time. To supplement your studies, you will also have a subscription to The Adkins Academy Question Bank granting you access to a variety of questions written or vetted by Dr. Adkins himself.  
 
The TEAS Science portion has proven to be very difficult for most TEAS examinees. The national average for this section is 57.2% out of 100%. This applies to the people who have taken all the science pre-requisite classes. 

The Adkins Academy has a history of equipping students with the knowledge and preparation they need to master the TEAS Science section.
 
So don’t waste your time with the flashcards, 2-minute internet lectures, the test prep books and apps that will not yield competitive scores in the TEAS Science section. Let Dr. Adkins help you really understand science and how to apply the concepts to real patients with The Adkins Academy TEAS Science Review Class. Our 8-hour class is in-depth and comprehensive. Best of all, will get you the TEAS Science Results you need to get into your top choice nursing school.