ACT 2020

Nidhi BahlUpdated On: 27 Apr, 2020 11:25 IST

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About ACT 2020

ACT is a standardised test that also goes by the name American College Testing. It is one of the major parameters that determine the admission of a student to most universities and colleges across the United States. ACT checks the readiness of the high school students for admissions in US colleges and universities. ACT is administered by a non-profit organization named ACT, Inc. It is conducted 6 times in a year for international cities and 7 times for national cities.

The test is accepted by all 4-year universities and colleges in the US as well as more than 225 universities outside the United States. As per the ACT profile report, every year, over 2 million students take up the ACT test. The test centres of the ACT are mainly career schools, local high schools, colleges and universities among other locations.

ACT Eligibility 2020

The eligibility for ACT is the minimum requirements that


How to Prepare for ACT 2020

Once a candidate has gone through the ACT syllabus


ACT Exam Pattern 2020

Along with the raw aptitude, ACT also tests a


ACT Syllabus 2020

The ACT consists of four tests including English, Reading


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How to Apply for ACT 2020

ACT or American American College Testing is held through


ACT 2020 Admit Card

Students planning to take ACT 2020 need to possess


ACT Result 2020

ACT score is accepted by US universities and colleges


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ACT Highlights 2020

Name of the Exam


Full form of the Exam

American College Testing

ACT Conducting Body

ACT, Inc.

Exam Level


ACT Exam Mode

Both Paper-Based and Computer-Based Mode

ACT Duration

2 Hours 55 Minutes (+ 40 Minutes essay is optional)

ACT Sections

English, Reading, Maths, Science (Writing section is optional)

Structure of Exam

4 tests + 1 essay (optional)

Negative Marking


Total Questions

215 questions + 1 essay

ACT Fees

With Writing Section: 68 USD

Without Writing Section: 52 USD

ACT Validity

No expiration

ACT Important Dates 2020 for US

ACT Registration Last Date

ACT Test Dates

8th May 2020

13th June 2020

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17th July 2021

ACT Important Dates 2020 Outside US

ACT Registration Last Date

ACT Test Dates

27 March 2020

To be Announced (Postponed due to coronavirus outbreak)

22nd May 2020

12th June-13th June 2020

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17th July-18th July 2020

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21st May 2021

11th June-12th June 2021

25th June 2021

16th July-17th July 2021 

Who can take the ACT 2020?

ACT or the American College Testing is accepted for undergraduate admissions by the universities and colleges in the United States. ACT is taken by candidates willing to pursue undergraduate degrees at the colleges and universities of America, this also includes those students who have completed their secondary education in other countries. 

Institutions rely on ACT for admission to undergraduate programmes as they cannot be familiar with the academic rigour of all the schools in America and secondary schools in other countries. ACT is one common data point that is used to compare all the applicants.

Availability of ACT 2020

ACT is administered around the world across different test centres. In the US, Puerto Rico and US Territories, it is conducted through seven annual test dates, one each in the month September, October, December, February, April, June and July. Internationally, ACT is taken six times a year, i.e. in September, October, December, February, April, and June. Testing is always held on Saturdays unless the student has some religious restrictions. Such students can take the exam on Sundays. Each student gets 12 attempts to appear for the ACT test.

Important Dates

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