The ACT includes the following ACT tests: English, Reading, Math and Science, as well as an optional Writing Test. Some schools may require the Writing Test, so be sure to ask before you register for the ACT. 

More about the ACT test sections:
English
  • 75 multiple–choice questions
  • 45 minutes
  • Tests grammar, punctuation, sentence structure and rhetorical skills
  • Learn more about the ACT English Test
Math
  • 60 multiple–choice questions
  • 60 minutes
  • Algebra I and II, geometry, and some trigonometry
  • Learn more about the ACT Math Test
Reading
  • 40 multiple–choice questions
  • 35 minutes
  • Four passages (prose fiction, social studies, humanities, and natural sciences) with 10 questions per passage
  • Learn more about the ACT Reading Test
Science
  • 40 multiple–choice questions
  • 35 minutes
  • Questions on science-based passages presented with graphs, charts, tables and research summaries
  • Learn more about the ACT Science Test
Writing
  • Writing test is optional *
  • 1 essay
  • 40 minutes
  • Learn more about the ACT Essay

* We recommend taking the ACT Writing Test because some schools require it.

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