What is ACT?
The ACT is a standardized test that assesses your college readiness and considers your scores during the admissions process. This is one of the aspects of measuring your eligibility to get admission into a college or university. The test has five sections: English, Math, Reading, Science, and the optional Writing (essay) section.
Quick facts about the ACT
- All colleges treat SAT and ACT at par (with a few rare exceptions) for under grad college admissions
- From September 2018, ACT has become computer based test for outside US
- Official website for ACT test registration is https://www.act.org/
- Fees for test registration is With Writing – USD 166.50 and Without Writing USD 150
- ACT is conducted 7 times a year: February, April, June, July, August, September, October
- The test is of 2 hrs 55 minutes duration without essay and 3 hrs 35 minutes with essay
- The English test has 75 questions with a duration of 45 minutes
- The Math test has 60 questions with a duration of 60 minutes
- The Reading test has 40 questions with a duration of 35 minutes
- The Science test has 40 questions with a duration of 35 minutes
- The Writing (optional) test has 1 question and is of 40 minutes
- English, Math, Reading and Science tests are scored in a scale of 1 to 36 and the composite ACT score is the average of these four tests.
When Is the ACT?
|ACT Test Dates in India – 2020-2021|
|Test Date||Registration Deadline||Late Registration Deadline|
|11 & 12 September 2020||22 August 2020||4 September 2020|
|9 & 10 October 2020||18 September 2020||2 October 2020|
|16 & 17 April 2021||26 March 2021||9 April 2021|
|11 & 12 June 2021||21 May 2021||4 June 2021|
|16 & 17 July 2021||25 June 2021||9 July 2021|
How Important Is the ACT?
ACT is the metric that colleges and universities use to measure your readiness for studying under grad in college/university. ACT is not the only important factor in your college admission, however, ACT score is one critical factor for admissions.
To know about the differences between ACT and SAT, click here.
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