ACT Test Format

The ACT lasts 2 hours and 55 minutes with an optional 30 minute Writing Sample.  Visit to learn more from the official ACT sponsors.

Section Length Breakdown
English 45 minutes Usage/Mechanics, Rhetoric Skills
Math 60 minutes
Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry
Reading 35 minutes
Prose Fiction, Social Science, Natural Science & Humanities
Science 35 minutes Data, Research, and Conflicting Viewpoint Questions
Writing 30 Minutes
Write a response with your position on a given issue