## How long does the act with essay take?

The ACT is 3 hours long (technically 2 hours and 55 minutes). Including breaks, the exam takes 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete. If you sign up for the optional essay (the ACT Plus Writing ), the test clocks in at 3 hours and 40 minutes or just over 4 hours with breaks.

## How long is each act section with extended time?

National Extended Time/Timing Code 6 Policy Examinees will be provided 50% extended time for each section of the ACT. There will be a hard stop after each section. Examinees will no longer have to self-pace through the four multiple choice sections over the allotted 5 hours.

## What is the shortest portion of the act?

ACT FormatSection# of Questions & Time LimitEnglish75 questions in 45 min.Math60 questions in 60 min.Reading40 questions in 35 min.Science40 questions in 35 min.1 more row

## How hard is it to get 36 act?

Unsurprisingly, a full 36 is the rarest score of all—just 0.334% of all test takers earned a perfect ACT score. Roughly three times more students earned the next-highest score of 35; however, this is still a very rare score that just 0.961% of test takers earned.

## How many ACT questions can you miss?

So…how many questions can you miss for a perfect ACT score? You can get up to five questions wrong on the ACT (or skip them—the test doesn’t deduct points in either case, so they count the same towards your score) and still get a perfect score of 36.