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ACT

America’s Most Widely Accepted College Entrance Exam

The ACT® test assesses high school students’ general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work.

  • The multiple-choice tests cover four skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science.
  • The Writing Test, which is optional, measures skill in planning and writing a short essay.

Five Test Sections and Score (including optional writing portion)

Sections Score Time
1. English 36 45 min
     a. Subscore:
Usage/Mechanic 40 Questions (53%)
Punctuation 10 Questions (13%)
Basic Grammar 12 Questions (16%)
Sentence Structure 18 Questions (24%)
     b. Subscore:
Rhetorical Skills 35 Questions (47%)
Strategy 12 Questions (16%)
Organization 11 Questions (15%)
Style 12 Questions (16%)
2. Math 36 60 min
     a. Subscore:
Pre-Algebra & Elementary Algebra 24 Questions (40%)
     b. Subscore:
Intermediate Algebra & Coordinate Geometry 18 Questions (30%)
     c. Subscore:
Plane Geometry & Trigonometry 18 Questions (30%)
3. Reading 36 35 min
     a. Subscore:
Arts/Literature 20 Questions (50%)
     b. Subscore:
Social Studies/Sciences 20 Questions (50%)
4. Science 36 35 min
a. Data Representation 15 Questions (38%)
b. Research Summaries 18 Questions (45%)
c. Conflicting Viewpoints 7 Question (17%)
5. Writing 2 – 12 30 min

 

Total Questions: 215
Total Time:
3 hours 25 minutes

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