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ACT Exam 2023 - Test Dates, Registration, Pattern, Syllabus, Result
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About ACT 2023
What is ACT test? - ACT or the American College Testing is a test similar to SAT which tests the aptitude of students applying for admission to colleges. The ACT exam is a national college admissions examination used by all four-year US universities and more than 200 universities outside the US to evaluate applicants for undergraduate admissions. Students are tested in the following subject areas in the ACT test:
- ACT with writing (candidates opting for this will have to write the four subject area tests plus a 40-minute writing test).
The ACT test is conducted as per :
- Code of Professional Responsibilities in Educational Measurement, National Council on Measurement in Education (1995).
- Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Association, and National Council on Measurement in Education (1999).
- Code of Fair Testing Practices in Education, Joint Committee on Testing Practices (2004).
ACT Vs SAT
While both are widely preferred exams, the ACT test offers a few additional features as given below
- ACT exam has a science section
- It is a computer-based exam
- The total number of testing opportunities are 24 in ACT test as compared to 5 in SAT
- ACT test scores without writing section are announced within 2 days from test date while they are announced in 14 days for SAT
ACT Important Dates
Test dates for the United States, US territories, and Puerto Rico.
Late registration deadline
February 11, 2023
January 6, 2023
January 20, 2023
April 15, 2023
March 10, 2023
March 24, 2023
June 10, 2023
May 5, 2023
May 19, 2023
July 15, 2023*
June 16, 2023
June 23, 2023
*No test centers are scheduled in New York for the July test date.
International test dates
Late registration deadline
Photo Upload Deadline
10-11 February, 2023
January 13, 2023
January 27, 2023
February 3, 2023
14-15 April, 2023
March 17, 2023
March 31, 2023
April 7, 2023
9-10 June, 2023
May 12, 2023
May 26, 2023
June 2, 2023
14-15 July, 2023
June 16, 2023
June 30, 2023
July 7, 2023
ACT 2023 Highlights
|Full Exam Name||ACT|
|Exam Level||University Level Exam|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Exam Duration||4 Hours|
The ACT 2023 test has no specific eligibility criteria for prospective candidates as an individual of any age above 13 years can sit for the ACT 2023 test.
Instead, a prospective candidate needs to meet the eligibility criteria to the individual college or university to which he or she will apply through ACT scores. Additionally, a candidate is eligible to give the ACT test a maximum of 12 times.
Eligibility Criteria for ACT 2023 Test:
Nationality: Students from any country can apply and appear for ACT test. However, the eligibility of the institute they are applying to will be binding on them.
Age Limit: ACT test 2023 has no specific age limit. Students of all ages above 13 years can appear for the ACT test. Students who are younger and less than 13 years will have to approach the authorities for the same.
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card
Registrations for ACT 2023 test are ongoing. The ACT test registrations end dates are as per the exam dates. The step by step procedure to register for ACT test is as follows:
How to register for ACT test 2023?
- Click on your ACT account to register for ACT 2023. Enter the name, date of birth, email and mobile details
- Log on to the ACT website after successful registration.
- Choose a test session from the given ACT test dates 2023.
- Select a test center (international students). Students from US or Puerto Rico must select a test center within the US.
- Select the preferred dates from the given ACT test dates.
- Upload the photograph and pay the ACT test fees 2023 via debit card, credit card or net banking.
ACT Test 2023 Fees
|Details of Fees||International||US and Puerto Rico|
|ACT (no writing)||$150.00||$55.00|
|ACT with writing||$166.50||$70.00|
|Score for 5th and 6th college||$13.00 for each||$13.00|
|Test date change||$35.00||$35.00|
|Test center change (same test date)||$35.00||$35.00|
Production of writing
Organization, unity, and cohesion
Knowledge of language
Convention of standard English
Sentence structure and formation
Preparing for higher mathematics
Number and quantity
Statistics and probability
Integrating essential skills
Key ideals and details
Craft and structure
Integration of knowledge and ideas
Interpretation of data
Evaluation of models, inferences, and experimental results
Idea and analysis
Development and support
Language use and conventions
ACT exam 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 2023 Exam Pattern
No. of Questions
ACT 2023 Exam Centers
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu|
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 Test Scores 2023:
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.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question:Can I make changes to the ACT test date?
Yes, you can change your test dates but it must be done before the late registration deadline.
Question:How many sections does ACT have?
The ACT exam has four sections- English, reading, math, and science. There is also a writing section which is optional.
Question:What is the score range for the ACT exam?
The score range is between 1 to 36. The final score or the composite score is the average score of the four sections.
Question:How many times can one take the ACT exam?
You can take the ACT exam up to 12 times. Generally students take it for 2 to 3 times. You can repeat the exam to improve your score.
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