ACT Prep Guide

The ACT is a standardized test widely accepted in the USA and many other countries. Students who wish to apply for admission to undergraduate programs in these countries take the ACT. In recent years, ACT is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to the SAT for undergraduate admissions in the USA and around the world.

What’s on the ACT?

The various sections of the ACT are called tests. The number of questions, the time available and skills tested for each Test are listed below:


Tests No of Questions Time Skills Tested
English  75 multiple-choice questions


 45 minutes


  Tests grammar, punctuation, sentence structure and rhetorical skills
Math  60 multiple-choice questions  60 minutes   Arithmetic, Algebra I and II, geometry, and some trigonometry
Reading  40 multiple-choice questions   35  minutes


  Four passages (prose fiction, social studies, humanities, and natural sciences)
Science  40 multiple-choice questions  35 minutes



Questions on science-based passages presented with graphs, charts, tables and research summaries

 Writing   (Optional) 1 essay  40 minutes  Ability to analyze multiple perspectives and present your own perspective in a clear and convincing manner.



How to Prepare for the ACT?

ACT is a long test but the time available to answer each question is very little. So a test taker must not only have the content knowledge but also the test-taking skills to get to the correct answer quickly. ACT prep is more effective if you have access to content that reflects the actual rigor of the test. Manya – The Princeton Review offers well researched and standardized ACT prep programs. You can even prepare for the ACT from the comfort of your own home using the ACT online training.

Before you start your ACT test prep, take a practice test to understand the actual test. Manya offers eleven full-length practice tests. The practice test reports provide a detailed analysis of your strengths and weaknesses. Then, you can utilise the expert help from our certified trainers to work on your weak areas and ace the ACT! Once you have identified the areas that you need to work on, topic wise drills and timed Test (Section-wise) practice provide more opportunities to practice your test-taking skills. The Manya – The Princeton Review online course also has interactive content videos that can help you review any topic at any time, as many times as you need.

So, what are you waiting for? Start your ACT prep with Manya Online ACT Course today!

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Manya has formed long-lasting global alliances with several market leaders in the education industry in order to maximise the benefits of its large service portfolio. Their list of esteemed partners and affiliations includes – The Princeton Review (TPR), Cambridge University Press (CUP), Admissionado, Cogito Hub, British Council, Tuding to name a few. Manya has also forged 600+ partnerships with international universities across top study abroad destinations.

Here at Manya, you can get your target score with the help of the best ACT coaching with a personalized study plan, student portal, practice tests, detailed score report, refreshers, and much more. Here, you can access the top ACT scores of Manya Students.

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