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ACT Exam Dates 2022: Important Information

Updated on 02 March, 2022
Mrinal Mandal

Mrinal Mandal

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ACT or American College Testing is an entrance exam for undergraduate courses in English-speaking nations. The ACT examination is an integral part of eligibility for high school students to get admission in the top-ranked colleges. The test is designed in such a manner that it evaluates the college readiness of high school graduates. 

ACT examination involves assessing English, mathematics, reading, and scientific reasoning. It also includes one optional writing section. 

There are six ACT exam dates in a year. Students can appear for the ACT examination 12 times in their lifetime. They need to choose the schedule and test location two months before the application deadline.

How to find ACT examination dates? 

It is important to know the ACT dates for the year 2022 if you are planning to appear anytime soon. You can learn about the upcoming ACT exam dates by visiting the official ACT website If you are checking any other website other than the official website, it is important to recheck the dates with the official website. Get in touch with your academic counselors for the dates if you are not finding relevant information over the internet. 

How to book ACT exam dates? 

Students need to register online for the ACT examination through the official website. Here are the steps to register and book ACT examination dates: 

  • Visit the sign-in link on the official website. 
  • Click continue and click on the MyACT account. 
  • You need to register and create your ACT account with a password and email address. 
  • Create an ACT profile with relevant information like personal details, academic details, and contact. 
  • Select the test date as per your preference out of all the dates given on the official website. 
  • Mark the selection of up to four colleges that you want to send your ACT scores to. 
  • Select the nearest ACT examination center according to your preference.
  • Confirm the fee for the ACT examination. The registration cost of the ACT examination is INR 7,700. Pay the fee using the preferred online mode of payment.
  • Upload your recent photograph.
  • Your ACT booking will be made, and you will get the booking details at your contact and email address. 

ACT Examination Dates:

ACT registration last dateACT test datesRegistration with late fee
14th January 202211 Feb- 12 Feb 202228th January 2022
4th March 20221st April to 2nd April 202218th March 2022
13th May 202210th June to 11th June 202227th June 2022
17th June 202215th July to 16th July 20221st July 2022

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ACT Exam Format:

The ACT exam spans 2 hours 55 minutes without the optional writing test. With the writing test, it spans 3 hours and 35 minutes.



Number of Questions


60 minutes

60 MCQs


45 minutes

75 MCQs



35 minutes

40 MCQs


35 minutes

40 MCQs


Writing (Optional)

40 minutes

1 Essay

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