The ACT Test

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·         A university admissions test required of students by universities around the World when evaluating applicants for their undergraduate programs.

·         The university admissions test taken most by the high school graduating class in the United States.

·         Accepted for admissions by all four-year universities in the United States, and more than 225 universities around the world.

·         Offered at test centers in 140 countries.

Computer – Based Testing

Starting in September 2018, the ACT will be delivered at all non- US test centers on computers, which helps students with:

·         Faster scoring- Get your ACT scores in days instead of weeks.

·         More testing opportunities – Select morning or afternoon options from six testing windows throughout the year.

·         Tools for success- The computerized test includes a highlighter, magnifier, answer eliminator and other great tools.

Test Content

The ACT consists of multiple-choice questions in English, math, reading and science. The ACT test takes approximately 3 hours and 35 minutes to complete, including a short break. The ACT offers an optional 40-minute writing test that most international students select.

The ACT Overview

Curriculum-based college entrance exam

Measures academic achievement

         English 75 items, 45 minutes

         Mathematics 60 items, 60 minutes

         Reading 40 items, 35 minutes

         Science 40 items, 35 minutes

         Writing (optional) 40 minutes

Scores are between 1-36 for each section and a composite score between 1-36 of the 4 subject areas.

Writing is scored separately between 2-12 points

Why take the ACT

·         The ACT is reliable and consistent. Students and universities have relied on ACT scores for more than 50 years to determine how well prepared students are for university courses.

·         The ACT is the only university admissions test that offers a science section and score.

·         The ACT provides a STEM score to indicate readiness for university courses in science, technology, engineering and math.

·         The  ACT Score Report provides recommendations for university majors that  fit your interests, abilities and  values.

·         Your score can make you eligible for merit-based scholarships.

ACT test prep

ACT offers many ways to help you do your best on the ACT test:

·         ACT Online Prep – designed by ACT to prepare for the ACT anytime, anywhere.

·         The official ACT Prep Guide – An ACT – authorized prep book, with the practice test, each with an optional writing test.

·         Sample questions, tips & instructions, and question of the day from ACT website and ACT Profile.

Test Dates







7-8th Sept 2018

26-27th Oct 2018

7-8th Dec 2018

8-9th Feb 2019

12-13th April 2019

7-8th June 2019