About Act

ACT uses different types of questions as tools to evaluate your college readiness

Administered by American College Testing

Official Website :

Test Registration Fee for test takers in India: $46 (without essay) / $62.5 (with essay)
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Accepted ID: Passport

Test Structure

ACT is available as a paper test, in few test centers an online test is available. However, the test format make little difference in the test.

Component Time Alloted
Number of Questions Test Score Coposite Score
ENGLISH 45 75 1 - 36 1-36
MATHEMATICS 60 60 1-36 1-36
READING 35 40 1-36 1-36
SCIENCE 35 40 1-36 1-36


TEST scores:

The ACT consists of four test scores: English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. Each test score is rated on a 1-36 scale. The test score is determined by adding up the number of questions that you answered correctly on that test and then converting that to a scaled score

Composite score

This is an average of English, Mathematics, Reading and Science test scores. The composite score ranges form 1-36.

ELA SCORE (English, Language and Arts score)

This score is an average of English, Reading and writing tests scores, reported on a 1-36 scale.

STEM SCORE (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math score)

This score is an average of Science and Math test scores, reported on a 1-36 scale.

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