About ACT 2018

The ACT 2018 test is an international standardised test which is primarily for undergraduate admission to US universities and is administered by ACT. The ACT test scores are also accepted by many renowned colleges and universities in other countries and is available in two types which are ACT with writing and ACT without writing as the writing section in the ACT test is optional. The ACT has 4 different sections apart from writing which are reading, English, mathematics and science which all consist of multiple-choice questions and the duration of the exam is variably dependent upon whether the candidate has opted for the Writing section. Scores for the writing section are required for specific undergraduate programs or universities.  

Exam level: University Level Exam
Languages English
Conducting Body: ACT
Duration 4 Hours

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ACT 2018 Important Dates

08 Jun, 2019 Exam | Mode: Online
13 Apr, 2019 Exam | Mode: Online
09 Feb, 2019 Exam | Mode: Online
08 Dec, 2018 Exam | Mode: Online
27 Oct, 2018 Exam | Mode: Online
08 Sep, 2018 Exam | Mode: Online

The ACT 2018 test has no specific eligibility criteria for prospective candidates as an individual of any age above 13 years can sit for the ACT 2018 test. 

Instead, a prospective candidate needs to meet the eligibility criteria to the individual college or university to which he or she will apply to through ACT scores. Additionally, a candidate is eligible to give the ACT test a maximum of 12 times.  

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card

In order to apply for the ACT 2018 test, candidates must follow the given procedure:

  • The candidate must click on the 'Register for ACT test' option on the ACT test homepage. 
  • The candidate must then create an official ACT account and fill in the required details. 
  • Using the new login ID and password, the candidate must access the newly created ACT account in order to register for the ACT test.
  • The candidate must fill the required details after which he or she will be provided with two options for the test venue:
    • The United States, US territories or Canada
    • Another country
  • The candidate must select the preferred test venue and date.
  • The final step for application form of ACT 2018 test is the payment of exam fees which can be done online via debit card, credit card or net banking.

The ACT test comprises 4 sections and all four sections consist of multiple choice questions (MCQs) with either four or five choices. The ACT Writing section is an optional section which comprises a single essay question. The exam pattern of ACT is given below.

ACT 2018 Exam Pattern

Section

Duration

Number of Questions

Type of Question
English45 minutes75Five choices MCQs
Mathematics60 minutes60Four choices MCQs
Reading35 minutes40Four choices MCQs
Science35 minutes40Four choices MCQs
Writing40 minutesEssay 


ACT 2018 Exam Centers

State City
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Vadodara
Rajasthan Ajmer
Jaipur
Uttar Pradesh Allahabad
Lucknow
Meerut
Noida
Varanasi
Karnataka Bengaluru
Odisha Bhubaneswar
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Kodaikanal
Madurai
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Delhi New Delhi
Haryana Gurgaon
Telangana Hyderabad
Madhya Pradesh Indore
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
West Bengal Kolkata
Punjab Mohali
Maharashtra Mumbai
Nagpur
Pune
Andhra Pradesh Vijayawada

Documents Required at Exam

  • Current official government issued photo ID (preferably passport)

Results of ACT test are generally available online by the end of 2 weeks from the date of the test but in some cases may also take up to 8 weeks. Scores for the writing section are available 2 weeks after the scores for the multiple-choice sections are available. Students who have given the writing test cannot send the other remaining scores to their prospective universities without the writing test scores. 

ACT 2018 Scores: 

The ACT test results in a composite score which is calculated on a 1 – 36 point scale. The composite score is evaluated from the scores for mathematics, science, STEM, English, reading, writing and ELA. Scores for the individual categories are evaluated on a scale of 1 – 36 except for the writing score which is evaluated on a 2 – 12 point scale. 

The STEM score is the average of the scores in mathematics and science whereas the ELA score is the average of the scores in English, reading and writing. If the candidate has not taken the writing test, then no ELA score is reported. 

The ACT score report also contains the student ranking as well as prospective majors for the student based on his or her score. 

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