The ACT exam is designed to evaluate a high school student's readiness for college and provide universities with a standardized data point for comparing applicants. College admission officers consider multiple factors when evaluating applicants, including their test scores, high school GPA, letters of recommendation, extracurricular activities, admissions interviews, and personal essays.

Unlike some other standardized tests, the ACT places a greater emphasis on curriculum-based learning within the school. It tests students in areas related to English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science, with the optional Writing section. The test duration is 2 hours and 55 minutes, with an additional 40 minutes if taking the ACT with Writing.

The ACT consists of four sections: English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science, with each section receiving a score ranging from 1 to 36. The composite score, or final score, is the average of the four section scores and also ranges from 1 to 36. The ACT exam is now computer-based, providing students with a more streamlined and user-friendly testing experience.

Section No of Question Duration Content Question Type
English 75 45 mins grammar & usage, punctuation, sentence structure, strategy, organization, and style four-choice, multiple-choice usage/mechanics and rhetorical skills questions
Math 60 60 mins pre-algebra, elementary algebra, intermediate algebra, coordinate geometry, plane geometry, and trigonometry five-choice, multiple-choice questions
Reading 40 35 mins reading comprehension of what is directly stated or implied four-choice, multiple-choice referring and reasoning questions
Science 40 35 mins interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning, and problem solving four-choice, multiple-choice data representation, research summaries, and conflicting viewpoints questions
Writing 1 40 mins writing skills Essay Prompt

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