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ACT Exam Format

The ACT test is made up of four individual tests, each of which is designed to measure academic achievement in a major area: English, mathematics, reading, and natural sciences

The test is about 3 hours long. There will be a short break between the second and third subsets. The test consists of a total of 215 scored questions

The test is comprised fo 4 subject area tests as below:

English

    

45 minutes, 75 questions

Math

    

60 minutes, 60 questions

Reading

    

35 minutes, 40 questions

Science Reasoning

    

35 minutes, 40 questions

 

The following chart gives you a rough idea about the structure of the ACT Assessment:

English: 45 minutes, 75 questions

Content

Proportion of Test

# of Questions

Punctuation

.13

10

Basic Grammar and Usage

.16

12

Sentence Structure

.24

18

Strategy

.16

12

Organization

.15

11

Style

.16

12

Total

1.00

75

 

Math: 60 minutes, 60 questions

Content

Proportion of Test

# of Questions

Pre-Algebra

.23

14

Elementary Algebra

.17

10

Intermediate Algebra

.15

9

Coordinate Geometry

.15

9

Plane Geometry

.23

14

Trigonometry

.07

4

Total

1.00

60

 

Reading: 35 minutes, 40 questions

Content

Proportion of Test

# of Questions

Pose Fiction

.25

10

Humanities

.25

10

Social Studies

.25

10

Natural Science

.25

10

Total

1.00

40

 

Science Reasoning: 35 minutes, 40 questions

Format

Proportion of Test

# of Question

Data Representation

.38

15

Research Summaries

.45

18

Conflicting Viewpoints

.17

7

Total

1.00

40

 

Note: Contents of Science Reasoning Test include: Biology, Earth/Space Science, Chemistry, and Physics

The questions in every subject test vary widely in difficulty. Remember that the questions are not arranged in order of difficulty. This is different from some other tests, such as the SAT, in which easier question come first. So, if you are stumped after the first few questions, don't even think of skipping the rest. You may often find later questions easier to answer then the earlier ones. Skipping past hard question is very important, since otherwise you may never reach easy ones toward the end of the test.

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