ACT Test 2019
Ranjini Basu, 28 Jan 2019, #ACT

ACT Test 2019 - The ACT® test is a standardized college entrance test which measures the knowledge of a high school student aspiring for a college degree in the US and is administered by the ACT, a non-profit organisation of the similar name. One of the most sought-after college admissions test, ACT test score is accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the US and is valid for a period of five years. Considering ACT test 2019 a college admission test, it is typically taken by high school graduates and those above 13 years of age. The ACT 2019 test questions are directly related to what a child has learnt in his/ her high school courses in English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. Every day you attend class you are preparing for the ACT. The harder you work in school, the more prepared you will be for the test. ACT test 2019 is conducted in two formats, namely ACT (without writing) and ACT (with writing) and the ACT 2019 test is administered on seven national dates while, internationally, it is held five times in a year. Any aspirant can choose to take 12 attempts for appearing in the ACT test. Candidates can check here all about ACT 2019 such as eligibility criteria, registration process, important dates, pattern, syllabus, exam centres, scores and much more.


ACT Test 2019 Overview



Exam Name


Exam Level


Conducting Body

ACT (non-profit)

Widely accepted

Almost all U.S. colleges

Exam Dates

Seven times nationally and Five times internationally per year

Test Time

2 hours 55 minutes + 40-minute essay (optional)

Test Sections

4 Sections - Math, Reading, Science and English

Score Range

Composite (writing domain scores: 2–12)


4 tests + optional writing test

Negative Marking




ACT Eligibility Criteria 2019

There are no specific ACT 2019 eligibility criteria mentioned by the exam conducting authority; the ACT Test 2019 can be attempted by people of all ages and grade levels.

  • However, students need to meet the ACT 2019 requirements set by individual intuitions/colleges/universities that they are applying to.

  • ACT 2019 is a college admission test which is usually taken by high school graduates and those above the age of 13 years.

  • Candidates can take the ACT test 2019 a maximum of 12 times.

ACT Registration 2019

The most common and fastest way to enrol for ACT test 2019 is through online mode, though students in the US have the option of registering through the mail as well. The process of ACT 2019 registration is provided below:-


ACT 2019 Registration Steps

Step 1 – Create ACT web account

Step 2 – Login to ACT web account and fill in registration details

Step 3 – Pay ACT 2019 Registration Fee

After the online registration of the ACT test 2019, aspirants would be permitted to-

  • Select test centres and manage ACT 2019 test dates

  • Keep track of his/her scorecard and also download reports sent in PDF format

  • Correct or modify information, if required.

  • Add/remove colleges where one wishes to send his/her reports.

ACT Test Dates 2019

The ACT 2019 test is scheduled seven times a year in the United States and its territories, Puerto Rico, and Canada: in September, October, December, February, April, June, and July. However, in New York State, the test is not offered in the months of February and July. In other locations, the ACT is offered five times a year: in September, October, December, April, and June. The ACT is offered only on Saturdays except for those with credible religious obligations, who may take the test on another day. The ACT test 2019 is conducted on seven national and five international test dates every year. 

ACT Test Dates 2019 for the US

ACT Test Dates

ACT Registration (Without Late Fee)

ACT Registration (With Late Fee)

February 9, 2019*

January 11, 2019

January 12-18,2019

April 13, 2019

March 8, 2019

March 9-25, 2019

June 8, 2019

May 3, 2019

May 4-20, 2019

July 13, 2019*

June 14, 2019

June 15-24, 2019

** February and July test dates not scheduled for New York test centres.


ACT Test Dates 2019 outside the US:

ACT Test Date

Registration Deadline

Registration Deadline with late fee

February 8- 9, 2019

Feb 1, 2019

April 12-13, 2019

March 22, 2019

April 5, 2019

June 7-8, 2019

May 17, 2019

May 31, 2019

ACT Exam Pattern 2019

According to the test pattern of ACT 2019, the total duration of the test is 2 hours 55 minutes. The ACT test 2019 includes 215 multiple-choice questions, and one essay (optional). Those appearing for the optional writing (essay) test have additional 40 minutes to complete their essay.

The ACT test 2019 (without writing) consists of four subject area tests: Mathematics, English, Reading and Science.

Students opting for ACT 2019 with writing have to appear in the Essay test separately. Subject tests measure a student’s grasp of specific subjects.

ACT 2019 Test Pattern


Number of Question/Tasks

Time Allotted (minutes)

Score Range

College Readiness Benchmark







Pre-algebra, elementary algebra, intermediate algebra, coordinate geometry, geometry, elementary trigonometry, reasoning, and problem-solving questions






Reading comprehension






Interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning, and problem-solving questions






Usage/mechanics and rhetorical skills

Optional Writing Test (not included in composite score)

One writing prompt




Writing skills


215 (216 including the optional essay)

2 hours and 55 minutes (additional 40 minutes for the Essay)

Composite score- 1-36


Average (mean) of all section scores except Writing

ACT Test Centres 2019

Close to two million students from more than 130 countries appear for the ACT 2019 test annually, making it the most popular admission test for college admission in the US. With ACT test centres spread across all major cities, prospective test takers can select an ACT test centre as per their convenience. Candidates can choose the ACT test centre at the time of the registration of ACT 2019 test.

How to select the ACT Test Centre 2019?

In order to select the test centre of ACT 2019, aspirants should-

  • Select their country and state.

  • Pick test centres of ACT test 2019 from the dropdown list

  • Candidates can narrow down the search even further by typing part or full name of the city.

  • There is an option to narrow down the search by entering city or test as well.

ACT Scores 2019

The composite score of ACT 2019 is ranged between 1-36. The ACT test 2019 result (without writing) is usually available at the end of the second week from the test date, while the result for ACT 2019 with writing (optional) takes two more weeks to get evaluated. Also, students opting for ACT test 2019 with writing cannot send their ACT scores  (without writing), unless the scores of writing test have been added. It is because ACT reports scores only for entire test dates. ACT scores are sent to the student, his or her high school, and up to four colleges of the student's choice (optional).

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