ACT Exam

What is ACT?

The ACT or American College Testing is a standardized entrance examination used by colleges in USA to make admission-based decisions to their undergraduate degree programs. The test comprises of multiple choice questions in four key subject areas: English, Mathematics, Reading, and Scientific Reasoning. All four year undergraduate schools in USA use the ACT score to determine the college readiness of a student.

Why ACT?

Educational Benefits

Like the SAT, the ACT provides an opportunity for students to showcase their aptitude for admission to four year undergraduate degrees in countries like USA.


The ACT examination takes place six times across the year so students have multiple opportunities of attempting the examination.

Employment Opportunities or (Any other advantage of this test)

The ACT examination has an added section of Science that can be used by students to show their aptitude in the subject

ACT Syllabus

Section Questions Duration Syllabus
English 75 45 minutes Usage/mechanics and rhetorical skills
Mathematics 60 60 minutes Algebra, geometry, elementary trigonometry, reasoning, and problem-solving
Reading 40 35 minutes Reading Comprehension
Science 40 35 minutes Interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning, and problem-solving
Optional Writing Test 1 essay prompt 30 minutes Writing Skills

ACT Test Pattern

The ACT examination is divided into four sections – English, Math, Reading, and Science and takes place over four-year duration of three hours. There is an optional section – Writing that takes place for around for around forty minutes.

ACT Score

The maximum possible score one can score in an ACT examination is 36. The average international score currently is in and around 21. However, it is recommended to have a score of 30 and above to maximize your admission chances in top ranking universities.

ACT Test Dates

The ACT examination is conducted throughout the world in test centers globally. In the USA, the test is conducted seven times in an academic year. However, in international countries, the ACT test takes place six times a year, in the months of September, October, December, February, April, and June. In India, the ACT exams are conducted usually on Saturdays. A student can take a maximum of 12 attempts for an ACT test.

ACT Accepting Countries

The ACT scores are accepted in top educational institutes in countries such as in Australia, the USA, Canada, the UK, and other countries.


ACT Test Options and Prices
Test Options Fee Details
The full ACT (no writing) $171.50 Includes reports for you, your high school, and up to four colleges (if codes are provided when you register).
The full ACT with writing $196.50 Includes reports for you, your high school, and up to four colleges (if codes are provided when you register).
Test option change $40.00 The writing test fee is refundable on written request if you are absent on test day or switch to ACT (no writing) before testing begins.
Additional Fees

Add to your test fee (except for Test Centre Change).

Charge Name Fee Details
Late registration $36.00 Registration or test date change made during the late period.
Change fee $40.00 Includes making a Test Date Change or Test Center Change
Score reports to 5th and 6th college choices $16.00 Request online before the test date.
Additional Score Reports $16.00 You can request additional score reports online after registration.


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