Welcome to your free HESI A2 Reading Comprehension Practice Test. The following sample test includes 16 HESI A2 reading comprehension questions so you can get an excellent idea of exactly how ready you are for the reading portion of your upcoming HESI exam. Each question is followed by the correct answer and a detailed answer explanation (just like using the question bank in our HESI A2 Practice Test Pack). At the end of the practice test, you will be given a score report that breaks down which reading sub-topics you should focus on to quickly improve. 

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What is on the HESI A2 Reading Comprehension section? 

The reading section of the HESI A2 is 47 questions long.

You will encounter 8 passages, each followed by 6 to 8 questions.

These questions will ask you to: 

  • identify the main idea of the passage
  • identify supporting details
  • find the meaning of words in context
  • distinguish between fact and opinion
  • make logical inferences
  • summarize the passage

It is recommended that you spend only 60 minutes on this section of the test.

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