HESI A2 Reading Practice Test

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HESI Reading Diagnostic Practice Test

Use our HESI A2 reading practice test to prepare for your exam.

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HESI A2 Reading Comprehension Overview

If you are required to take this portion of the exam, you can expect the following:

  • 50 Questions
  • 60 Minutes

The HESI reading exam will focus on the following topics:

  • Main Idea
  • Supporting Details
  • Meaning of Words
  • Purpose
  • Tone
  • Facts and Opinions
  • Logical Inferences
  • Summarizing

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If you feel comfortable with the reading section, practice other sections by visiting our free HESI practice questions home.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are 50 questions on HESI reading.

You will have 60 total minutes to complete the section. Timing is what makes this section so difficult for many students.

There is not a universal passing score. Each school or program sets their own standards. Most schools like to see their students score higher than 75%.

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Dr. Jan Olson has her Bachelor's degree in nursing, Master's degree in nursing, and Doctorate in nursing.