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ACT Test 2021(16 & 17 Apr):Registration (Ongoing), Admit Card, Syllabus, Pattern

Updated On - June 02 2021 by Swagota Nandi

ACT 2021 or America College Testing is conducted for college admissions in the United States. It is administered by ACT, a non-profit organisation. The ACT test covers four academic skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and scientific reasoning. This exam is organised via Paper-based & Computer-based, 07 times a year in US & Canada and 05 times a year in other countries. Those who are seeking to apply can register themselves until 26 March for the exam dates 16 & 17 April 2021. Read the whole article to know more about ACT 2021.

ACT 2021 Exam Status

Candidates can check ACT 2021 status from below:

ACT 2021 StatusRegistration Ongoing
Exam DatesTill 17 July 2021

Latest Updates

  • Next ACT dates 2021 are 16 and 17 April 2021.
  • The candidates can register until 26 March 2021.

ACT 2021 Important Dates

The candidates can check below in the table ACT Dates 2020-21.

ACT International Test Dates 2020-21
Test DatesRegistration DeadlineLate Fee Required
11 - 12 September 202004 September 2020Late fees waived
09 - 10 October 202018 September 202019 September - 02 October 2020
16 - 17 April 202126 March 202127 March - 9 April 2021
11 - 12 June 202121 May 202122 May - 4 June 2021
16 - 17 July 202125 June 202126 June - 9 July 2021
USA ACT Dates 2020-2021
Test DatesRegistration Deadline(Late Fee Required)
12 September 2020
13 September 2020 
19 September 2020
31 August 2020No late fees
10 October 2020
17 October 2020
24 October 2020
15 October 2020
05 October 2020No late fees
12 December 202020 November 2020No late fees
06 February 202119 January 2021No late fees
17 April 202112 March 2021March 13 - March 26
12 June 202107 May 2021May 8 - May 21
17 July 202118 June 2021June 19 - June 25

ACT 2021 Registration

All seeking aspirants can apply online on the official website of ACT. Check other vital details about ACT Test 2021 Registration below in the given points:

  • Applicants must have a Computer with Internet, Credit card or any other mode of payment, high school course details and passport size photograph.
  • To register for ACT test the aspirants need to create an account which will be used further.
  • The details provided should be valid to get all related information either via mail or SMS.
  • Applicants can make Resgitartion changes for few details like:
    • Adding or removing the writing test
    • Changing the test date and test location
    • Updating personal information
    • Adding or changing college choices
  • One should note down Username ID and Password to be used further.

ACT 2021 Registration Fees

ACT test fees differ from one region to another. Applicants can check below and accordingly, they can make the payment:

ACT Fees for Non-US Candidates
ACT (no writing)US$150
ACT (with writing)US$166.50
Late RegistrationUS$35.00
Test date changeUS$35.00
ACT Fees for US Candidates
The full ACT (no writing)US$55.00
The full ACT with writingUS$70.00
Test option changeUS$15.00
Additional Fees
Late registrationUS$35.00
Standby testingUS$56.00
Change FeeUS$35.00
Score reports to 5th and 6th college choicesUS$13.00
Additional Score ReportsUS$13.00
Test Information ReleaseUS$22.00

Fee once deposited will not be refunded.

Mode of Payment - American Express, DISCOVER, MasterCard, or VISA card (or with approved ACT fee waiver or voucher).

Rules for ACT Fee Waiver for US Candidates 

If a candidate comes under the National test category and can't afford the registration fee for the ACT or ACT with writing, then he/she can request for a fee waiver. One should fulfil the below requirements:

  • He/She should be enrolled in high school in the 11th or 12th grade.
  • Be testing in the US, US territories, or Puerto Rico.
  • Meet one or more indicators of economic need listed on the ACT Fee Waiver form.

ACT 2021 Format

Aspirants seeking to appear for ACT Test can check below its questions paper format:

  • Mode of test - Paper-based & Computer-based
  • Duration - 03 hours and 30 minutes (210 minutes)
  • Questions Type - 215 multiple-choice questions
ACT Question Paper Format 
TestQuestions Duration
Writing (Optional)1 essay40

ACT 2021 Score

The candidates can view their ACT Test 2021 Score online on the official website probably 02 days after taking the test.

  • If an examinee took the ACT with writing, then the scores will be released only after all scores are available, including writing, normally about 6-8 weeks after multiple-choice scores.
  • Examinees will not be told of their scores via Phone, mail or fax.
  • The score report will also be delivered in a PDF form through a student web account. 
  • The deadline for adding, changing, or cancelling college reports is 24 hours immediately after the regularly scheduled test session.
  • The highest ACT score which is considered excellent is 36.

ACT 2021 Highlights

Below in the table, we have provided a few short details:

Basic Details of ACT Test 2021
Exam NameACT Test 2021 or America College Testing
Conducting BodyACT, a non-profit organisation in USA
Frequency07 times a year in US & Canada and 05 times a year in other countries
Eligibility Candidates of all ages and grade levels are eligible to take the ACT. This includes students in grades 6, 7, 8, and 9 and high school graduates. 
Mode of examPen and Paper and CBT mode
ACT Test Official Website
Application LinkACT Application Form

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Exam Date16 Apr, 17 Apr 2021
Form Date01 Jan - 12 Mar 2021


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01 Jan 2021

Form End Date:

12 Mar 2021

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