ACT Test

What is the ACT?

The ACT, an exam created by ACT Inc, is designed to test high school curriculum. This test is accepted by every college and university and the score can be used to earn scholarships. It is one that has been gaining more popularity than the SAT.

The Content of the ACT

The ACT has four sections: English, Reading, Math and Science, as well as an optional writing portion. This test uses a scale that ranges from 1-36


  • 75 multiple–choice questions
  • 45 minutes
  • Tests grammar, punctuation, sentence structure and rhetorical skills


  • 60 multiple–choice questions
  • 60 minutes
  • Algebra I and II, geometry, and some trigonometry


  • 40 multiple–choice questions
  • 35 minutes
  • Four passages (prose fiction, social studies, humanities, and natural sciences) with 10 questions per passage


  • 40 multiple–choice questions
  • 35 minutes
  • Questions on science-based passages presented with graphs, charts, tables and  research summaries

Writing (Essay)

Writing test is optional*

  • 1 essay
  • 40 minutes

Test Costs

Registration fee ranges from $34 - $49.50

Test Dates

SAT is a registered trademark of the College Board, ACT is a registered trademark of the ACT, Inc., The Princeton Review is a registered trademark iof TPR Education IP Holdings, LLC  which is not affiliated with ACT 36

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