How many questions are there and how long will the test take?
English: 75 questions – 45 minutes Mathematics: 60 questions – 60 minutes Reading: 40 questions – 35 minutes Science: 40 questions – 35 minutes Total: 215 questions Writing: 1 prompt – 30 minutes
Testing begins after all examinees present by 8:00 a.m. are checked in and seated. A short break is scheduled after the first two tests. For students taking the ACT Plus Writing, a brief break is also scheduled before the Writing Test. Students taking the ACT (No Writing) in standard time rooms are normally dismissed at about 12:15 p.m.; students taking the ACT Plus Writing are normally dismissed at about 1:00 p.m. For more information about what to expect on test day, see test day procedures.