ACT Reading Practice Test

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The Reading section of the ACT evaluates your ability to identify key ideas and details, understand a text’s craft and structure, and comprehend the integration of knowledge and ideas. To help you prepare for this section of the ACT, this page contains everything you need to know, including what topics are covered, how many questions there are, and how you can study effectively.

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What’s on the ACT Reading Section?

exam outline for the ACT Reading section, which contains 40 questions and has a time limit of 35 minutes

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How many reading questions are on the ACT?


There are 40 questions on the Reading section of the ACT.


How long is the Reading section of the ACT?


The Reading section is timed at 35 minutes.


What is a passing score on the ACT Reading section?


There is no set passing score for the Reading section of the ACT. However, a score of at least 21 is generally recommended.


by Mometrix Test Preparation | Last Updated: June 28, 2024