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Reading Comprehension

The reading section has 47 questions that must be answered in 60 minutes. Below is a more detailed list of the types of reading questions that generally appear on the test.

  • Drawing logical conclusions
  • Identifying main ideas
  • Meaning in context
  • Distinguish fact from opinions
  • Making inferences
  • Identifying tone and purpose
  • Summarizing

Practice

Mathematics

The math section has 50 questions. Below is a more detailed list of the types of math questions that generally appear on the test.

  • Basic operations – adding subtracting, multiplying and dividing whole numbers
  • Roman numerals
  • Metric and other conversion
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Fractions, decimals and percent

Practice

English

The English and Language Usage section has 50 questions. Below is a detailed list of the topics likely to appear on the test.

  • Subject-verb agreement
  • Verb tense
  • Proper usage of pronouns
  • Punctuation
  • English usage

English Grammar

English Usage – 15 questions
English Grammar – 20 questions
Punctuation – 12 questions

Science

The science section currently has 100 science questions which cover Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology and Physics. The Physics component is currently being tested and is not given at all institutions. Be sure to check with your school for the exact content of the test you will be taking. Below is a detailed list of the science topics likely to appear on the test.

 

Biology

  • Cellular processes
  • Classification and Taxonomy
  • Photosynthesis
  • Genetics

Scientific reasoning and scientific method

Chemistry

  • Atoms and molecules
  • Protons and electrons
  • States of matter
  • Redox reactions
  • Chemical reactions
  • Acid and base
  • Molarity
  • The  Periodic table

Physics (optional)

  • Potential, mechanical and kinetic energy
  • Speed, acceleration and momentum
  • Electricity – currents voltage and resistance
  • Ohm’s law
  • Newton’s laws
  • Linear and rotational motion

 

Anatomy & Physiology

The anatomy and physiology section currently has 25 questions which are included in the ‘science’ section together with biology, chemistry and Physics. Below is a detailed list of the topics likely to appear on the test.

  • Anatomical quadrants and body planes
  • Urinary system
  • The Circulatory System
  • The Digestive System
  • The Endocrine System
  • The Integumentary System
  • The Reproductive System
  • The Respiratory System
  • The Skeletal System
  • The Nervous System
  • The Urinary System

Practice

Anatomy and Physiology – 5 questions
Anatomy and Physiology II – 30 questions

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Date Published: Saturday, July 12th, 2014
Date Modified: Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

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  1. Maryellen
    May 10, 2019
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    Thank you very helpful, good information.

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