American College Testing is abbreviated as ACT. It is a standardized test used for college admissions in the United States. It was first introduced in November 1959 as a competitor to the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). It is currently administered by ACT, a non-profit organization of the same name. For the last 5 years, both ACT and SAT are accepted by almost all major universities for undergraduate admissions in the US.

The purpose of the ACT is to measure a high school student’s preparedness for university and provide universities with one common data point that can be used to compare all applicants. Along with test scores, college admission officers review applicant’s high school GPA, letters of recommendation from teachers or mentors, extracurricular activities, admissions interviews, and personal essays.

ACT assigns higher importance to curriculum-based learning inside the school. It tests you on areas related to English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science, and Writing is optional. Duration of ACT is 2 hrs, 55 minutes, and an additional 40 minutes if taking the ACT with writing.

ACT comprises four sections – English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science; and every section receives a score from 1-36. The composite score (or final score) is the average of the 4 scores from different sections and ranges from 1-36 too. The ACT exam is now computer-based.

Section No of Question Duration Content Question Type
English 75 45 mins grammar & usage, punctuation, sentence structure, strategy, organization, and style four-choice, multiple-choice usage/mechanics and rhetorical skills questions
Math 60 60 mins pre-algebra, elementary algebra, intermediate algebra, coordinate geometry, plane geometry, and trigonometry five-choice, multiple-choice questions
Reading 40 35 mins reading comprehension of what is directly stated or implied four-choice, multiple-choice referring and reasoning questions
Science 40 35 mins interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning, and problem solving four-choice, multiple-choice data representation, research summaries, and conflicting viewpoints questions
Writing 1 40 mins writing skills
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Masterclass Space ACT Prep Courses

  • ACT Exhaustive – 1:

    It is the most chosen course for ACT prep. From basics, all the concepts are covered. Review tests, assignments, and mock tests are included in the program. The duration of the course is 3+ months covering approx. 75 hours.

  • ACT Exhaustive – 2:

    This course is designed mostly for students of grade 10. From basics, all the concepts are covered. Review tests, assignments, and mock tests are included in the program. Duration of the course is 5 months covering approx. 70 hours.

  • ACT Fast Pace:

    This course is designed for those students who have already done self-preparation and wish to give finishing touch to their preparation. Tests, assignments, and mock tests are discussed along with tricks to solve questions. The duration of this course is 1 month. So, if you are left with a month for a test and you are looking for quick revision, it is the best course for you.

  • ACT Personal:

    This course is based on ‘one on one’ pattern i.e. one instructor and one student. It is for those students who are willing to study only specific topics of mathematics or verbal or science section. The course structure is customized based on the requirement of a student.

ACT Exhaustive – 1, ACT Exhaustive – 2 & ACT Fast Pace courses are available in group sessions

Course Summary

Course Duration Hours Standard Preferred
ACT Exhaustive – 1 3+ months 75 hours 10th,11th,12th
ACT Exhaustive – 2 5 months 70 hours 10th,11th
ACT Fast Pace 1 month 30 hours 11th, 12th
ACT Personal Customized Customized 11th, 12th

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Our Top Scorers in ACT 2019

Name City Country Score (out of 36)
Ayush Agnihotri Doha Qatar 35
Kaushik Raman Singapore Singapore 34
Ankit Jain Chicago USA 34
Prashant Patel Atlanta USA 33
Shri Ram Bangalore India 33
Samvedana Shah Mumbai India 33
Parth Pandey Lucknow India 33
Siddharth Reddy Chicago USA 34
Ritu Chawla San Francisco USA 33
Aman Sharma Dubai UAE 34