• HESI Test Guidelines  

HESI Assessment Test for Health Information Technology

The HIT HESI test will consist of questions in the following categories:


Reading Comprehension
Vocabulary and General Knowledge


Basic Math Skills


Anatomy and Physiology


Personality Profile


Passing score is achievement of a minimum of 75% in EACH category; English Language, Math, Science (not cumulative score) in one sitting. You may take the test a maximum of two times. Results will be good for two years from the date of the test.


Time to take the test: 4 hours, 10 minutes.
Approximately 275 questions.


Follow directions on HESI web site to register for the test. Use the following codes:

  • HIT Version One-3336
  • HIT Retest-3147


Students may purchase an exam review guide directly from Elsevier Publishing or form the BCC bookstore. To purchase the guide from Elsevier Publishing, click here.


If you have not taken math, English or Biology courses recently, you may want to consider taking a course prior to taking the HESI test. English 101, MTH107 Statistics and BIO 110, 111, 114, and 115 Anatomy and Physiology I and II with labs are general education courses that apply to the program and may help prepare for the HESI test.