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Category: ACT
Graduation:under graduate


ABOUT THE TEST

Study Level

Under Graduate

Conducting Authority

ACT Testing Board

The ACT is a national college admissions examination. ACT (No Writing) consists of four multiple-choice tests: English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. The ACT Plus Writing includes the four multiple-choice tests and a 30-minute Writing Test.
Test Pattern:

Test

No of questions

Time

English

75 Questions

45 minutes

Mathematics

60 questions

60 minutes

Reading

40 questions

35 minutes

Science

40 questions

35 minutes

Options Writing Test

1 Prompt

30 minutes

The ACT is administered on six test dates within the United States, U.S. territories, Puerto Rico, and Canada September, October, December, February, April, and June. In other locations, the ACT is administered on all of the above dates except September, and the ACT Plus Writing is not available on the February test date.

Standby Testing:
If the candidate miss the late deadline to register for a test date, or to request a test date or test centre change, he/she may choose to sign in to the ACT account to request and pay for standby testing.To be considered for admission to the test centre, one must bring their Standby Ticket for that centre and have his/her name on the Standby Roster at that test centre. If he/she brings a ticket for another test date or a different test centre, he/she is not admitted. In addition, paper registration folders aren't accepted at the test centre. Standby requests must be submitted during a limited “Standby Request Period” before the test date. Requests cannot be accepted after the last date.

RELATED MAJORS

Architecture

Art & Design

Bio Sciences & Biotechnology

Business Management

Computer Graphics & Animation

Computer Science & Information Technology

Economics & Commerce (B Com/H)

Education & Teaching

Engineering & Technology

Fashion

Healthcare

Hospitality, Tourism & Events

Humanities

Journalism, Media, PR & Communication

Law

Linguistics (English Lit. & Hons)

Mathematics & Statistics

Medicine

Music & Dance

Psychology

Science

Sports

TEST FORMAT

240 Minutes

Duration of Test

Twice

Frequency per year

0 - 36

Score Range

5 years Years

Test Score Validity

REQUIREMENTS

Eligibility

People of all ages and grade levels are eligible to take the ACT. This includes students in grades 6, 7, 8, 9 and high school graduates.

 

Application Fees

Test fee:
Test fee per test option

ACT (No Writing)$39.50

Includes reports for you, your high school, and up to four college choices (if valid codes are provided when you register).

ACT with writing$56.50

Includes reports for you, your high school, and up to four college choices (if valid codes are provided when you register). The $17.00 writing test fee is refundable, on written request, if you are absent on test day or switch to the ACT (No Writing) before testing begins.

Additional registration fees and services

Add to the test fee for your test option (except for the Test Center Change)

Score reports for 5th and 6th college choicesadd $12.00 each

Requested online before the test date; refundable on written request, if you do not test. Find out how much it costs to send your scores after you test.

Telephone re-registrationadd $15.00

 Late registration fee (U.S. or Canada only)

 add $25.00

For registration or test date change submitted during the late period for a national test date.

Standby testingadd $49.00

Refunded if you are denied admission to the test center on test day, or if your registration was cancelled due to no photo provided.

nternational testing (required outside the U.S. or Canada)add $40.00

Test date change

add $23.00

For different date only if absent or unable to test on the original test date or if your registration is cancelled for failure to meet ACT's test security requirements. You will be charged the basic registration fee for the new test date plus the test date change fee. If you request a test date change after the regular deadline for the new date, you will also be charged the late registration fee. Your basic registration fee for the original test date will be refunded.

Test center change$24.00

For the same test date.

Viewing scores and score report onlineFREE  

Test Information Release (TIR) serviceadd $20.00

On December, April, and June national test dates at a national test center; refundable if not available.

APPLICATION

Application Process

Online registration is the fastest method. You will know immediately if your preferred test center has space for you to test, and you also can print your admission ticket from the website. How you sign up depends on where and how you plan to test: please see below for how to register.
Reminder: You need to register by mail only if you are younger than 13 or cannot pay by credit card.

  • If you plan to test at a national or international test center, sign up online by creating or logging in to your ACT Web account
  • If you are requesting extended time or other accommodations for the first time, sign up online by creating or logging in to your ACT Web account or register by mail in addition to completing the application request and submitting required documentation.
  • If you missed the late registration deadline, you can request standby testing online.
  • If you are homebound or confined, cannot find a test center within 75 miles of your home (U.S. and Canada) or in your country (other locations), or you need a Sabbath/Sunday test center and one is not established within 75 miles of your home (or in your country if outside the U.S. or Canada), on all test dates, check the requirements for Arranged Testing

DEADLINES FOR APPLICATIONS

Select the academic year of your choice to see the deadlines                                                                                                   

January 8 , 2016

Registration deadline for ACT Online February 6,2016

January 15 , 2016

Last day for Late fee ACT Online February 6,2016

March 4 , 2016

Registration deadline for ACT Online April 6,2016

March 18 , 2016

Last day for Late fee ACT Online April 6,2016

May 6 , 2016

Registration deadline for ACT Online June 11,2016

May 20 , 2016

Last day for Late fee ACT Online June 11,2016

Are you prepared enough to crack the exam?

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PREPARATION

Time required for preparation

3 months / 6 months

Books for preparation

Book Name

Author

Kaplan ACT Premier

Kaplan

Cracking the ACT

Princeton Review

1296 ACT Practice Questions

Princeton Review

The Real ACT

Act, Inc.

McGraw-Hills ACT

Steven W. Dulan

Preparation Tips

Test Preparation:

  • ACT Online Prep. The only test preparation program designed exclusively by ACT test development professionals is now available online at http://www.actstudent.org/onlineprep/
  • The Real ACT Prep Guide. The official prep book from the makers of the ACT. One can buy the same at http://www.actstudent.org/testprep/book.html
  • Practice Questions. Review the practice questions to help familiarise oneself with the ACT test at http://www.actstudent.org/sampletest/.One can find five sets of questions available for English and Mathematics; four sets are available for Reading; and seven are available for Science
  • Preparing for the ACT. A free student preparation booklet available from most high schools and colleges—includes test information, complete practice tests with scoring keys, and a writing prompt with sample essays.Please find the same at http://media.act.org/documents/preparing.pdf

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