ACT is a standardized test for undergraduates for admission in foreign lands.
What is ACT?
The full form of ACT is American College Testing.
The ACT is a standardized test that is administered by the non-profit ACT to ascertain the college readiness of a high school student.
It was introduced as a competitor to the SAT in 1959, and the two tests serve as a reliable indicator of college preparedness for high school students . ACT and SAT are both accepted by almost all major universities for undergraduate admissions in the US.
Though ACT does not specifically list any prerequisites for the exam, it is generally taken by 13+-year-old high school students. There are no age or grade restrictions to appear for the exam. However, you will need an International credit/debit card to register for the exam and a valid International passport to serve as a valid identification proof.
ACT Exam Dates
International test dates for ACT can be found on their website, www.act.org .International students have 5 test dates allotted in total, and 3 of them fall in the September to December season. In general, you need to register for the test at least 1 month prior to the test date.
ACT Exam Pattern
ACT assigns higher importance to curriculum-based learning inside school instead of just raw aptitude, as compared to the SAT. It tests you on areas related to English, Mathematics, Reading and Science. The endurance of the individual is tested along with the knowledge, as the test stretches for around 3 hours in total. You can add 40 minutes to the total time if you have opted for a writing essay too. The test comprises of 215 multiple choice questions. No negative marking is there, so intelligent guessing is recommended.
The subjects covered are English, Maths, Science, Reading and Writing(Optional)
For more details visit www.act.org