Taking the PSB HOAE? Practice Test Questions

Psychological Services Bureau (PSB) Health Occupations Aptitude Exam (HOAE)
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What’s on the HOAE


The Vocabulary questions for the Health Occupations Aptitude Examination are a slightly different format to most standardized tests.  Instead of “What is the definition of …?” the PSB HOAE questions are give a list of four words and you are asked to select the word that is different. Below are practice test questions in both formats.


PSB format vocabulary  – 10 questions
Vocabulary (regular format) – 11 questions
Vocabulary II (regular format) – 10 questions

How to Prepare for a Vocabulary Test

Reading Comprehension

• Drawing logical conclusions
• Identify the author’s intent to persuade, inform, entertain, or otherwise
• Make predictions
• Analyze and evaluate the use of text structure to solve problems or identify
• Identify the characteristics of a passage types (narrative, expository, technical,
• Follow directions
• Give the definition of a word from context
• Find specific information from a different types of communication (memo,
posted notice etc.)
• Find given information from a table of contents or index
• Find information from a graphic (chart or similar, graphic representation)
• Identify and use scale, legends on a sample map

Non Verbal

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Natural Sciences

  • Understand general human anatomy and physiology
  • Biological classification
  • Parts of a cell and functions
  • Mitosis and Meiosis
  • Photosynthesis and respiration
  • DNA and RNA, including mutations and cell replication
  • Basic Heredity (Mendel and Punnett squares)
  • Chromosomes, genes and proteins
  • Phenotypes and genotypes
  • Basic chemical reactions such as oxidation/reduction and acid/base reactions
  • Catalysts
  • Chemical bonds
  • Types of energy – Kinetic, potential, mechanical



Numbers and Operation

  • Decimals, fractions and percent
  • Calculate percent increase/decrease
  • Solve word problems
  • Operations with fractions – add, subtract, divide and multiply
  • Estimate solutions

Basic Algebra

  • Solve equations with 1 variable

Data Interpretation

  • Interpret data in graph format
  • Measurement
  • Convert to and from metric
  • Calculate length, weight, height and volume
  • Use scale on a map to calculate distances


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Very Helpful!Very helpful as a dry run and getting used to the format of the actual test. quite challenging and good explanations. recommended as extra practice. By: Item Reviewed: Pass the PSB Published by:
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Very Good!Seems to cover all of the topics pretty close to the PSB - although it is definitely an 'unofficial' study guide. The practice questions are good - more difficult than the PSB if anything. Format seems to match the PSB. By: Item Reviewed: Pass the PSB Published by:
Rating: 5 / 5
Very Helpful! Great reference book!! I recommend it!! It helped me with the test tremendously! By: Item Reviewed: Pass the PSB Published by:
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Date Published: Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
Date Modified: Monday, December 19th, 2022


  1. Courtney
    February 12, 2017

    I personally did not find this site helpful. The content is very unorganized. The PSB HOAE is honestly overrated considering they take your marks from high school and compare them with this test.

    • Brian
      February 14, 2017

      Thanks for the feedback – we do get compliments saying the site IS well organized – If you have any suggestions on how to organize the site I would be happy to consider.

  2. Jessi
    December 5, 2017

    I don’t understand how this isn’t organized? It seems easy to navigate to me! I just wanted to get a feel of what kind of questions may be on the test, and you answered my questions on this page thoroughly!
    Thank you Brian!

  3. Vera Qasha
    December 9, 2017

    One of the best practice test questions you ant to study from!! I have been looking or good site but didn’t find anything better than this. I highly recommend it and it is very organized!! Thnk you so much for the great help!!!!!!!

  4. vee
    December 28, 2017

    this site is very helpful but it would be amazing if you guys just made it into word documents or pdf’s so users can print it for extra practice. I tried copy pasting the questions but it messed up the format and was very frustrating.

    • Brian
      December 30, 2017

      Thanks for the suggest – I will consider

      • Rebecca
        January 13, 2018

        This is an fabulous resource! Thank you!

  5. Brian
    February 26, 2018

    Hello – PSB HOAE practice questions are here –

  6. Sarah Boutcher
    October 26, 2018

    I found this practice exam a bit frustrating… not very helpful as this exam determines if I will get into my program and I feel far from prepared.

  7. Stephanie
    August 7, 2019

    I already have a TEAS study guide book. I’m contemplating on purchasing the practice questions, but not sure if it’s any better than what I already have.

    • Brian Stocker
      August 7, 2019

      There is quite a bit of overlap between the two tests so probably not a lot of extra practice. Also the study guide and the practice questions are not meant to be purchased together – they are separate products and again a lot of overap

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