ACT Test Dates 2023 in India: Check Exam Dates, Registration & Result Dates


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Aishwarya Bhatnagar

Aishwarya BhatnagarStudy Abroad Expert

Updated on Mar 7, 2023 15:51 IST

The ACT exam dates have already been announced for the year 2023-24. American College Testing or more commonly referred to as ACT is a standardized test that is conducted by the non-profit ACT to decide the readiness of students who are looking for admission to colleges. Introduced as an alternative to SAT, the ACT examination is widely accepted by colleges across the USA and Canada. The ACT exam is a computer-based test that requires candidates to answer multiple-choice questions in English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. The ACT Writing Test is optional and does not affect the candidates’ composite scores. 

ACT Exam Dates 2023

Indian students looking to study abroad in the US or Canada can opt to appear for the ACT. Students are advised to check with their desired college or university for their exam qualification criteria before appearing for the exam. The ACT Exam Dates 2023 for Indian students are mentioned below. It is important for candidates to check the registration deadlines and apply before the last date to avoid any last-minute hassle.

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Upcoming ACT Test Dates 2023

Session availability may vary from one ACT test centre to another. For each of the two days within a testing date, there will be morning and afternoon sessions offered. The following table summarises the upcoming ACT test dates for 2023, along with the registration deadlines and the last date for late fee acceptance to appear for n ACT:

Upcoming ACT Testing Dates 2023

Registration Deadlines

ACT Registration with Late Fee

14 & 15 April 2023

17 March 2023

31 March 2023

9 & 10 June 2023

12 May 2023

26 May 2023

14 & 15 July 2023

16 June 2023

30 June 2023

Students willing to appear for the ACT exam in 2023, will have to upload their headshot pictures in order to complete the application form. The photo uploading is a part of the security check which acts as an integral part to complete the security check of the applicant while they appear for the ACT exam. The photo upload deadlines for the ACT exam 2023 are as follows:

ACT 2023 Testing Dates

Photo Upload Deadlines

14 & 15 April 2023

7 April 2023

9 & 10 June 2023

2 June 2023

14 & 15 July 2023

7 July 2023

The ACT exam is held across various cities in the country. Candidates are required to register online for the ACT exam and are required to pay an ACT Registration Fee for the same. Candidates can check out the latest ACT Exam Syllabus 2023 before beginning to prepare and register for the exam. Candidates looking to perform well in their exams are advised to practice multiple ACT Sample papers for their benefit. Candidates can expect their ACT Results to be declared within 8 weeks from the day of the exam.

  • Usually, multiple-choice scores are available within two weeks; however, at times it can take up to eight weeks.
  • Normally, Writing scores are available two weeks after multiple-choice scores.
  • The ACT Results are valid for a total of 5 years from the exam year.

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ACT Test Dates 2023 FAQs

Q. Is 21 a good ACT score?

A. The average ACT score is 20.8, so, 21 is a little better than the average score. For Tier-1 schools, one needs to have an even better ACT score.

Q. What is there in the ACT?

A. The ACT exam includes four sections English, reading, Math, and Science. It also has an optional Writing section.

Q. How many times can I take the ACT?

A. Although one can take the ACT test 12 times but usually students give the exam 2-3 times. Candidates retake the exam to improve their scores.

Q. Is taking ACT more than 2 times is not considered good by colleges?

A. Usually, candidates take the ACT test 2-3 times in order to achieve their targeted score. Also, do not take the test many times as it can hamper your college applications.

Q. What to do if I got less score in the ACT retest?

A. It depends on the college where you are planning to apply, if they ask you to send all the scores then you need to send them all ACT test scores. And if they ask you to send the latest ACT score then you need to send them. Generally, candidates have the choice to select which scores they want to send. Also, some colleges consider your highest scores for admission, so, even if you got less score in the latest exam it won’t hurt your application.

Q. What is the lowest ACT score one can get?

A. The ACT is scored on a scale of 1-36, so, the minimum one can get is 1. The ACT is calculated after taking into account the average of all four sections.

Q. Can one get a 0 in the ACT?

A. The lowest ACT score is 1. Also, more than 90% of the test takers score higher than 11 in Math, 9 in Reading, and 9 in Science. So, there is a low probability that one gets the lowest score of 1.

Q. What is a bad ACT score?

A. To understand the ACT score one needs to know the ACT percentiles. Any score (composite) below 20 (50th percentile) is a below-average score.

Q. What is the ACT score range?

A. ACT score ranges between 1-36. One gets a score depending on the number of correct answers you gave. The average score of four sections also known as the composite score is the final score.

Q. How to register for the ACT?

A. One can register for the ACT on its official website. You need to check the test center and the registration deadline before booking the slot.

Q. Till how late can we make changes to the ACT test date?

A. One can make changes to the test date no later than the late registration deadline.




TEJ Since 2004

a year ago

na bro they removed it now. Hyderabad isn't listed due to covid

Reply to TEJ Since 2004


Rahul Singha

a year ago

Thanks for the update Tej.


TEJ Since 2004

a year ago

Why Hyderabad isn't there.

Reply to TEJ Since 2004


Rahul Singha

a year ago

Hello Tej. Hyderabad is listed as an ACT test centre. Kindly re-check the page.

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