About the ACT test

The ACT (American College Testing) is similar to the SAT – it is a paper-and-pencil, standardized test that is used an entry requirement for US universities. The whole test lasts 3 hours and 25 minutes and it is administered 6 times per year. Over the past few years the ACT has become more popular than the SAT test as an entry requirement to top US universities.

Structure of the test

Subject Questions
English – 45 minutes 40 usage questions
35 Rhetorical skills questions
Mathematics – 60 minutes 33 Algebra questions
23 Geometry questions
4 Trigonometry questions
Reading – 35 minutes 10 Social Studies questions
10 Natural Sciences questions
10 Literary narrative/prose questions
10 Humanities questions
General science – 35 minutes 15 Data representation questions
18 Research summary questions
7 Conflicting viewpoint questions
Writing – 30 minutes Analysis of an issue

The ACT test is scored on a scaled range from 0 to a perfect score of 36. The Ivy League universities generally look for a score in excess of 31.

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