The ACT is a college entrance exam that many colleges and universities in the United States use as part of the college admissions process. Looking for basic information about the ACT test format? We’ve got it!
The ACT is a standardized test that measures a student’s skills in five core areas: English, math, reading, science, and writing (optional).
The ACT is composed of four multiple-choice sections-English, Math, Reading, and Science-and one optional essay section-Writing. Total testing time is 2 hours and 55 minutes for the ACT without Writing and 3 hours and 35 minutes for the ACT with Writing. The breakdown of each section is as follows:
# of Questions & Time Limit
75 questions in 45 min.
grammar & usage, punctuation, sentence structure, strategy, organization, and style
four-choice, multiple-choice usage/mechanics and rhetorical skills questions