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ACT Sections

The ACT Test is comprised of four core test sections: English, Math, Science, and Reading. There is also an optional Writing Test. This page covers everything you need to know about the ACT sections with links to more useful resources.

ACT Test SectionNumber of QuestionsDurationWhat's tested?
English7545 minutesGrammar, punctuation, sentence structure, rhetorical skills
Math6060 minutesAlgebra I and II, geometry, some trigonometry
Science4035 minutesScience-based passages with graphs, charts, tables, and research summaries
Reading4035 minutesProse fiction, social studies, humanities, natural sciences-10 questions per passage
Writing (Optional)140 minutesOne essay

ACT English Test
ACT English Test

ACT Math Test
ACT Math Test

ACT Science Test
ACT Science Test

ACT Reading Test
ACT Reading Test

ACT Writing Test
ACT Writing Test

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