Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Exam

When preparing for a course in practical nursing, interested students need to pass a pre-entrance exam. Capital Region BOCES’ uses the Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI™) Test of Academic Skills, known as TEAS. 

The objectives assessed on the TEAS exam are those which nurse educators deemed most appropriate and relevant to measure entry-level skills and abilities of nursing program applicants.

The exam features 170 multiple choice questions, each with a certain amount of time allotted. Students should allow four hours to complete the test. 

Composite scores, as well as several sub-scores, are computed in each of four content areas to assess specific content comprehension:

  • Reading – Paragraph/Passage Comprehension – Read a given text and answer related questions) and Informational Source Comprehension. Questions will relate to a graphic or statement provided.
  • Mathematics – Numbers and Operations, Measurement, Data Interpretation, Algebraic Applications. Calculators may not be used for the test. 
  • Science – Scientific Reasoning, Human Body Science, Life Science, Earth and Physical Science. 
  • English and Language Usage – Grammar and Word Meanings, Spelling and Punctuation, and Sentence Structure.

Free TEAS Exam Prep Class 

Offered on Mondays, 4-6 p.m., at the Career and Technical School Albany Campus

2020 Schedule

  • January 6 and 27
  • February 10 and 24
  • March 9 and 23
  • April 6 and 27
  • May 11 and 18
  • June 1 and 15
  • July 6 and 20
  • August 3, 10, 17 and 24
  • September 14 and 21
  • October 5 and 19
  • November 2 and 16
  • December 7 and 14

TEAS Exam 

The TEAS exam is scheduled regularly during the year at Capital Region BOCES Health Careers and Services, Bldg. A, 1015 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Albany, NY 12205. You must call 518-862-4709 to register for a test date.

2020 Exam Schedule 

Mondays, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (arrive by 10:45 a.m.)

Please note there will be no testing on the following dates in 2019: January 20, February 17, April 13, May 25, June 29, September 17, October 12, December 28. 

Wednesdays, 3-7 p.m. (arrive by 2:45 p.m.)

Please note there will be no testing on the following dates in 2019: January 1, April 15, July 1, November 11 and 25, December 23 and 30.  

Please bring the following to the exam – $80 cash/money order payment, ATI Paper/Pencil ID number (ATI exam information), picture ID and two number two pencils.