About American College Test

The ACT is a national college admissions examination. ACT (No Writing) consists of four multiple-choice tests: English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. The ACT Plus Writing includes the four multiple-choice tests and a 30-minute Writing Test.
Test Pattern:
Test No of questions Time
English 75 Questions 45 minutes
Mathematics 60 questions 60 minutes
Reading 40 questions 35 minutes
Science 40 questions 35 minutes
Options Writing Test 1 Prompt 30 minutes

The ACT is administered on six test dates within the United States, U.S. territories, Puerto Rico, and Canada September, October, December, February, April, and June. In other locations, the ACT is administered on all of the above dates except September, and the ACT Plus Writing is not available on the February test date.
Standby Testing:
If the candidate miss the late deadline to register for a test date, or to request a test date or test centre change, he/she may choose to sign in to the ACT account to request and pay for standby testing.To be considered for admission to the test centre, one must bring their Standby Ticket for that centre and have his/her name on the Standby Roster at that test centre. If he/she brings a ticket for another test date or a different test centre, he/she is not admitted. In addition, paper registration folders aren't accepted at the test centre. Standby requests must be submitted during a limited “Standby Request Period” before the test date. Requests cannot be accepted after the last date.
Study Level
Under Graduate
Mode of Test
Conducting Authority
ACT Testing Board

Test Format

240 Min

Duration of Test

2 months

Frequency per year

0 - 36

Score Range

5 years Years

Test Score Validity


Students enrolled in grades 6, 7, or 8, who have been identified by their schools as academically talented, may be invited to participate in an academic talent search program that includes taking the ACT.

Many of these programs offer a one-step registration option that combines registering for the academic talent search program with registering for the ACT. Talent search participants are advised to follow the instructions they receive from their respective program to register for the ACT. This may require registering directly with the talent search program rather than using ACT online registration or an ACT registration packet.


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Departments for which this exam is relevant
Art & Design
Bio Sciences & Biotechnology
Business Management
Computer Graphics & Animation
Computer Science & Information Technology
Economics & Commerce (B Com/H)
Education & Teaching
Engineering & Technology
Hospitality, Tourism & Events
Journalism, Media, PR & Communication
Linguistics (English Lit. & Hons)
Mathematics & Statistics
Music & Dance

Application Process

  1. You can make changes to your registration through your ACT web account. The kinds of changes that can be made include:
  2. Adding or removing the writing test
  3. Changing your test date
  4. Changing your test location
  5. Updating your personal information
  6. Adding or changing your college choices
  7. Correcting high school code
  8. See current ACT fees for details about additional fees.
  9. If you decide you do not want to test, your basic registration fee and any additional service fees (e.g. late registration, test center change) are nonrefundable. Fees for optional services may be refundable.


Required Time: 3 months / 6 months

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