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. Check the details on the official website for ACT.
From September 2018, ACT is administered as a computer-based test for all the international examinees. Post September 2018, the paper version of the ACT is not available for students outside the USA.
#Note: From September 2019, Canada will move to the international computer-based testing model.
ACT Test Dates in India:
|Test Date||Registration Deadline||Late Registration Deadline*|
|Jun 7-8, 2019||May 17, 2019||May 31, 2019|
|Jul 13, 2019||Jun 21, 2019||Jun 28, 2019|
|Sep 13-14, 2019||Aug 23, 2019||Sep 06, 2019|
|Oct 11-12, 2019||Sep 20, 2019||Oct 04, 2019|
|Dec 13-14, 2019||Nov 22, 2019||Dec 06, 2019|
|Feb 7-8, 2020||Jan 17, 2020||Jan 31, 2020|
|Apr 3-4, 2020||Mar 13, 2020||Mar 27, 2020|
|Jun 12-13, 2020||May 22, 2020||Jun 05, 2020|
*Late fee applicable
For each of the two days within a testing window, there will be morning and afternoon sessions offered. Session availability may vary by the test centre.
The list of test centres that have the technical capability to deliver the computer-based ACT, along with a few new commercial testing centres were made official and public to Indian students.
- 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 the 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.
- 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.