Test Prep

ACT Online Prep
Practice test questions
Taking the Test
Test day procedures
Prohibited behaviors at the test center
Test Tips
General test-taking tips
Test day tips
English, Math, Science and Reading Test tips
Calculator tips
Writing tips
Test Descriptions
General description
English Test
Math Test
Reading Test
Science Test
Writing Test
ACT Online Prep

Description of the ACT

The ACT (No Writing) is a set of four multiple-choice tests which cover English, mathematics, reading, and science. The ACT Plus Writing includes the four multiple-choice tests and a Writing Test.

Test     Content
English 75 questions 45 minutes Measures standard written English and rhetorical skills.
Mathematics 60 questions 60 minutes Measuring mathematical skills students have typically acquired in courses taken up to the beginning of grade 12.
Reading 40 questions 35 minutes Measures reading comprehension.
Science 40 questions 35 minutes Measures the interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning, and problem-solving skills required in the natural sciences.
Optional Writing Test 1 prompt30 minutes Measures writing skills emphasized in high school English classes and in entry-level college composition courses.