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ACT Exam Dates


In locations such as the US and US territories, Canada, Puerto Rico, the ACT test is administered on seven test dates. However, in other locations like India, there are six dates allotted for the ACT. Here is the link to the International Test Dates.


#Note: From September 2018, Canada will move to the international computer-based testing model.


The first administration of the computer-based ACT to international examinees is scheduled for September 2018. Post September the paper version of the ACT will not be available for students outside the USA.


ACT Test Dates in India

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline*
Sep 7-8, 2018 Aug 10, 2018 Aug 31, 2018
Oct 26-27, 2018 Sep 28, 2018 Oct 19, 2018
Dec 7-8, 2018 Nov 2, 2018 Nov 30, 2018
Feb 8-9, 2019 Jan 11, 2019 Feb 1, 2019
Apr 12-13, 2019 Mar 8, 2019 Apr 5, 2019
June 7-8, 2019 May 3, 2019 May 31, 2019


*late fee applicable


The list of test centres that have the technical capability to deliver the computer based ACT, along with a few new commercial testing centres will be made official and public to Indian students by September 2018.


Things to Consider While Choosing the ACT Test Date

  • You must prefer scheduling the ACT test post-sophomore (after 10th Standard) year as by then you would get well acquainted with the concepts of Algebra and Geometry, which form a major part of the ACT curriculum. However, in case you wish to take the test before 10th standard, you can definitely take a shot as long as you are able to master these additional concepts.
  • Before finalising the exam date, you must ensure that you are thorough with the admission and scholarship deadlines. Your ACT score report should be ready at least a few days before the deadline. For that to happen, ideally, you must start preparing for ACT a year before the deadline and choose a test date at least a couple of months before the application deadline. June/ September appears to be the most feasible time to take the test as the summer break will provide you ample time to prepare for the test.
  • The important thing you must remember is that you must schedule the exam date only when you have ample time to focus on the test and test-prep. You should avoid scheduling it while being preoccupied with summer jobs or extracurricular activities.
  • It is recommended that you don’t take the test more than three times.


For each of the two days within a testing window from September 2018, there will be morning and afternoon sessions offered. Session availability may vary by test centre.