ACT Basics

The ACT consist of four multiple choice test papers and an optional written test.

 interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning,  and problem solving

Section Number of questions and time limit Content/Skills Covered Question Types
English 75 questions in 45 min. grammar & usage, punctuation, sentence structure, strategy,organization, and style four-choice, multiple- choice usage/mechanics and rhetorical skills questions
Math 60 questions in 60 min. pre-algebra, elementary algebra, intermediate algebra, coordinate geometry, plane geometry,and trigonometry five-choice, multiple- choice questions
Reading 40 questions in 35 min. reading comprehension of what is directly stated or implied four-choice, multiple-choice referring and reasoning questions
Science 40 questions in 35 min. four-choice, multiple- choice data reproblem-solvingsearch summaries, and conflicting viewpoints questions ---
Writing (optional) 1 essay in 40 min. writing skills essay prompt

All About ACT

The ACT is a college entrance exam that evaluates a student’s readiness for college. Through the ACT exam process college admissions boards can judge a student’s current level of knowledge, as well as their ability to reason and think logically. The ACT is one of the most important exams in a students educational career, and is a part of most colleges and universities admission requirements.

The Act is an achievement test that determines a student’s current level of knowledge. Students are tested on a variety of subjects, including Mathematics, Science, and English. The test is designed to gauge a student’s understanding of these topics, and their ability to apply their knowledge and reasoning skills to a standardized set of questions.

ACT Exam Pattern

The ACT consist of four multiple choice test papers and an optional written test.

Section Number of questions and time limit Content/Skills Covered Question Types
English 75 questions in 45 min. grammar & usage,punctuation, sentence structure, strategy,organization, and style four-choice, multiple-choice usage/mechanics and rhetorical skills questions
Math 60 questions in 60 min. pre-algebra, elementary algebra, intermediate algebra, coordinate geometry, plane geometry,and trigonometry five-choice, multiple- choice questions
Reading 40 questions in 35 min. reading comprehension of what is directly stated or implied four-choice, multiple-choice referring and reasoning questions
Science 40 questions in 35 min. interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning, and problem solving four-choice, multiple-choice data representation, research summaries, and conflicting viewpoints questions
Writing (optional) 1 essay in 40 min. writing skills essay prompt
English

This test measures the candidates written English ability and checks his/hers rhetorical ability. There are 75 questions asked in this section and 45 minutes are provided to complete the part. The test covers:

Usage/Mechanics

  • punctuation
  • grammar and usage
  • sentence structure
  • Rhetorical Skills
  • strategy
  • organization
  • style

  • Mathematics

    The mathematics part of ACT is incorporated to check the candidate’s mathematical skills that the student has acquired over the time and till the beginning of grade 12. For this section you are required to have knowledge of basic formulas and computational skills to answer the problems, but you are not required to know complex formulas and perform extensive computation. The section has 60 questions which are to be completed in 60 minutes.

    Reading

    This part of the paper deals in reading comprehensions. This part of the paper has 40 questions which are to be completed in 35 minutes. The reading part will deal with questions which will deal with direct statements or with implied meanings. Either ways you are to:

    • determine main ideas
    • locate and interpret significant details
    • understand sequences of events
    • make comparisons
    • comprehend cause-effect relationships
    • determine the meaning of context-dependent words, phrases, and statements
    • draw generalizations
    • analyze the author’s or narrator’s voice and method
    Sciences

    This part of ACT which measures the interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning, and problem-solving skills required in natural sciences. This part of the paper has 40 questions which are to be completed in 35 minutes. The test presents several sets of scientific information, each followed by a number of multiple-choice test questions. The scientific information is conveyed in one of the three different formats:
    data representation (graphs, tables, and other schematic forms)
    research summaries (descriptions of several related experiments)
    conflicting viewpoints (expressions of several related hypotheses or views that are inconsistent with one another)

    Optional writing test

    There is also an optional writing test in the paper which is designed to measure the writing skills of a student that he/she acquires in high school English classes and in entry-level college composition courses. The test consists of one writing prompt that will define an issue and describe two points of view on that issue. You are asked to respond to the question and explain your position on it. In doing so, you may adopt one or the other of the perspectives described in the prompt, or you may present a different point of view on the issue. Your score will not be affected by the point of view you take on the issue. The section is to be completed within 30 minutes.

    SAT vs ACT

    --- SAT ACT
    WHY TAKE IT Colleges use SAT scores for admissions and merit-based scholarships. Colleges use ACT scores for admissions and merit-based scholarships.
    TEST STRUCTURE 3 tests:
    Math
    Reading
    Writing and Language
    Essay (Optional)
    4 tests:
    Math
    Reading
    Writing and Language
    Essay (Optional)
    LENGTH 3 hours (without essay)
    3 hours, 50 minutes (with essay)
    2 hours, 55 minutes (without essay)
    3 hours, 40 minutes (with essay)
    READING 5 reading passages 4 reading passages
    SCIENCE None 1 science section testing your critical thinking skills (not your specific science knowledge)
    MATH Covers Arithmetic, Algebra I & II, Geometry, Trigonometry and Data Analysis Covers Arithmetic, Algebra I & II, Geometry and Trigonometry
    TOOLS Some math questions don’t allow you to use a calculator. You can use a calculator on all math questions.
    ESSAYS Optional. The essay will test your comprehension of a source text. Optional. The essay will test how well you evaluate and analyze complex issues.
    HOW IT’S SCORED Scored on a scale of 400–1600 Scored on a scale of 1–36

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    How to Book a ACT Slot

    Registration deadlines fall approximately five weeks before each ACT test date. You can get registration materials from your school’s guidance counselor, or call ACT, Inc. at 319–337–1270 and they’ll send you a registration packet. You can also register online on the ACT website.