What are the ACT exam dates and fees for 2022 - 2023?

Updated on: Nov 9, 2022
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ACT Exam is a standardised test that students take to seek admission to undergraduate programs in the US. ACT Exam is conducted seven times a year, in February, April, June, July, September, October, and December.

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In this guide, we will list all the ACT Exam dates for India, the ACT Exam fees, and other associated costs.

ACT Exam Pattern

The ACT Exam has four sections - English, mathematics, science, and reading. Each section tests different aspects of the candidate's knowledge and skills. There is also an optional 5th section, the writing section. However, not opting for the writing section will not affect your score. There are 215 multiple-choice questions, and the total duration of the ACT exam is 3 hours. The optional writing test is of 40 minutes, so if the candidate opts for the writing test, the total duration of the ACT test is 3 hours 40 minutes.

SectionTotal Number of QuestionsAllotted Time
English75 questions45 minutes
Mathematics60 questions60 minutes
Science35 questions40 minutes
Reading35 questions40 minutes
Writing (optional)1 essay40 minutes

ACT Exam Fees 2022

The complete ACT Exam fee for 2022 in India is $171.50 without the writing test. With the writing test, the ACT Exam fee is $196.50. The ACT Exam fees can be paid via credit cards. All fees are non-refundable and inclusive of all taxes, but the candidate can request a refund for optional services.

RequestFeesDetails
Complete ACT (without writing)$171.50Includes reports for you, your high school, and up to 4 colleges (if you provide codes during ACT registration)
Complete ACT test (with writing)$196.50Includes reports for you, your high school, and up to 4 colleges (if you provide codes during ACT registration)
Change in test option$40.00Switching to ACT (without writing) before testing begins
Late registration


 

$36.00


 

Registering or changing test dates after the regular registration period.
Change in test date$40.00Changing test date
Change in test center$40.00Changing the test center
Sending score reports to 5th & 6th college preference$16.00Request online before test
Additional score reports$16.00Requesting additional score reports online after registration

Refund for Optional Services

All fees are non-refundable and inclusive of all taxes. Still, if the candidate misses the test because of illness, injury, being denied admission for lack of ID, or late arrival, he can request a refund for optional services. The candidate can request for following services if he did not test and make a test date change:

  • Sending score reports to the 5th and 6th college preference
  • ACT Exam writing test

To request a refund for the above-mentioned optional services, the candidate should send an email to myact@act.org. The refunds will be issued around eight weeks after the test date.

ACT Test Cancellation

ACT does not refund any fee if the student cancels his ACT Exam. The basic registration and additional service fees are non-refundable if the candidate decides not to take the test. So, it is always better to reschedule the ACT Exam than to cancel it. ACT charges a fee of $40 for changing the test date.

If the official body cancels the ACT Exam, the candidates will be updated about it. If the candidate cannot travel to the test center due to severe weather, but the test center stays open, then he may register for a future test date. However, the change fees will apply. If the test center cancels a test date due to bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances, then ACT will refund the registration fees.

ACT Exam Dates


 

The ACT Exam is held seven times a year in India. The ACT Exam dates for India are:

ACT Exam Date

 

Registration DeadlineLate Fee DeadlinePhoto Upload Deadline
9 - 10 September 202212th August 202226th August 20222nd September 2022
21 -22 October 202223rd September 20227th October 202214th October 2022
9 - 10 December 202211th November 202228th November 20222nd December 2022
10 - 11 February 202313th January 202327th January 20233rd February 2023
14 - 15 April 202217th March 202331st March 20237th April 2023
9 - 10 June 202212th May 202326th May 20232nd June 2023
14 -15 July 202216th June 202330th June 20237th July 2023

The scores for the multiple-choice questions are generally available 2 weeks after the test date, while the scores for the writing test scores are available 2 weeks after the multiple-choice scores. So, the candidates should choose the test date at least two months before the application deadlines of all the preferred colleges.

Special Testing Windows

 ACT provides candidates with disabilities with appropriate accommodations based on the candidate's demonstrated needs. All requests for accommodations by the candidate should be submitted before the late registration deadline for the preferred test date through the Test Accessibility and Accommodations (TAA) system.

The candidate and the school official must make arrangements for testing within the applicable special testing window if no approved accommodations can be provided at a computer-based test site. For example, suppose the candidate's school cannot administer special testing. In that case, the candidate can find a willing school for testing and work with ACT to request testing at that location.

The candidates can choose either the full ACT (no writing) or the full ACT with writing while requesting special testing. However, the candidates cannot take the writing section without first taking the multiple-choice sections during the two-week testing windows. The answer documents will not be scored if the tests are not completed within the designated two-week testing window.

ACT Exam DateSpecial Testing Window
9 - 10 September 20229th September - 25 September 2022
21 -22 October 202221st October – 6th November 2022
9 - 10 December 20229th December – 25th December 2022
10 - 11 February 202310th February – 26th February 2023
14 - 15 April 202214th April – 30th April 2022
9 - 10 June 20229th June – 25th June 2022
14 - 15 July 202214th July – 30th July 2022

The candidates appearing to test via Special Testing will have a Special Testing label on the admission ticket once accommodations are approved. However, the candidates still have to make arrangements with the school officials to take the test.

ACT Test Centers

The ACT Exams are held seven times a year at numerous places across India. The candidates have to select the test centers at the time of registration. Here is the list of the ACT test centers in India.

Ahmedabad
  • Indo American Educ Society
  • Ahmedabad International School
  • J.G. International School
Jaipur
  • Jayshree Periwal International School
  • Neerja Modi School
Bangalore
  • St Joseph Boys High School
  • Candor International School
BhopalBillabong High Intl School
BhubaneswarKiiT International School
ChennaiUSIEF Chennai
DehradunThe Doon School
Hyderabad
  • Sreenidhi International School
  • USIEF Hyderabad
IndoreSwati Jain College
KodaikanalKodaikanal International School
Kolkata
  • South City International School
  • USIEF - Kolkata
LucknowKing George Inter College
MohaliLearning Paths School
Mumbai
  • Aditya Birla World Academy
  • Lala Lajpatrai Inst Of Management
  • Singapore International School
  • Transitions Lab Univ Prep School
MussoorieWoodstock School
New Delhi
  • Council For American Education
  • U.S. India Educational Foundation
PuneMahindra UWC of India
VadodaraNavrachana International School

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Frequently Asked Questions

How often is the ACT Exam conducted in a year?

ACT Exam is conducted seven times a year, in February, April, June, July, September, October, and December. You can take the ACT no more than 12 times and only once per national test date.

How many total sections are in the ACT Exam?

The ACT Exam has 4 sections - English, mathematics, science, and reading. There is also an optional 5th section, the writing section. Each section tests different aspects of the candidate's knowledge and skills. There are 215 multiple-choice questions in four sections with senior secondary difficulty levels. The English section has 75 questions, the mathematics section has 60 questions, the science section has 35 questions, and the reading section has 35 questions.

What is the fee for the ACT Exam in India?

The fee for ACT Exam 2022 in India is $171.50. However, if you want to opt for the writing test, then the fee is $196.50. All fees are non-refundable and inclusive of all taxes.

Are there any other charges associated with the ACT Exam?

Yes, there are some additional charges associated with the ACT Exam. ACT charges $40 for changes in the test date or center, $36.00 for late registration, $16 for additional score reports, etc.

Can I request a refund for ACT fees?

All fees are non-refundable and inclusive of all taxes. However, if the candidate misses the test because of illness, injury, being denied admission for lack of ID, or late arrival, he can request a refund for optional services, such as a refund for the ACT Exam writing test and sending score reports to the 5th and 6th college preference. 

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