Including a 30 minute break, the full ACT without the writing component takes roughly 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete.
If students elect to write the optional essay, the test takes an additional 40 minutes to complete (so roughly 4 hours, including breaks).
How many questions are on the ACT?
The ACT is composed of 215 total multiple-choice questions and 1 optional essay, with breakdown of question totals by section as follows:
- English: 75 questions (45 minutes)
- Math: 60 questions (60 minutes)
- Reading: 40 questions (35 minutes)
- Science: 40 questions (35 minutes)
- Writing: 1 prompt (40 minutes)