Looking to take the ACT for a spin? You’ll find PDF versions of full-length ACT practice tests to print out and an online practice test here. Also, make sure to follow our test-taking tips to get the most out of three hours of ACT practice test-taking awesomeness.
Online ACT practice test
Not ecstatic about printing out a full-length practice test PDF? There’s also an option to take a full-length ACT online.
Online practice tests have several benefits. First, you won’t need to print out several pages of a PDF practice test. Second, with each section timed your experience will more closely resemble that of an official test. Third, your test is graded instantly–no need to cross-reference your bubble sheet with an answer sheet.
Printable ACT practice test PDFs
Below are links to PDFs of past official ACT tests:
- ACT Practice Test 1 (Form 1MC)
- ACT Practice Test 2 (Form 2MC)
- ACT Practice Test 3 (Form 3MC)
- ACT Practice Test 4 (Form 66F)
- ACT Practice Test 5 (Form 67A)
- ACT Practice Test 6 (Form 16MC1)
- ACT Practice Test 7 (Form 16MC2)
- ACT Practice Test 8 (Form 16MC3)
Use the following answer sheet for all practice tests:
Once you’ve printed and taken a practice test, you can instantly grade your test using Testive’s free Mobile Grading App for iOS. Just snap a picture of your bubble sheet and, voilà, scores!
ACT test-taking tips
Take the ACT under timed conditions
Students are timed during an official ACT administration — they must complete each of the four sections before the allotted time runs out. Altogether the ACT takes almost three hours to finish and test-takers have an average of just under 50 seconds to answer each question. Thus students must sharpen an otherwise dull skill-set: test-taking endurance.
And there is only one way to improve test-taking endurance: taking the test in a timed environment. For that reason, it’s important that students follow the directions for time limits outlined before each section. Following these directions will also help produce a score that most accurately predicts performance in an official test sitting. An accurate practice test score lets students put a stake in the ground where they stands today in relation to where they want to be. If you score a 23 on a timed practice test today, you’ll probably get around a 23 on an official test tomorrow.
Find a quiet place to take the practice test
For the same reason you should take the test timed, you should find a quiet place to take it: recreating the official test environment is key. Try and find somewhere you won’t be interrupted for three hours: a library, your dining room table, you name it.
Have the following items by your side
Before starting the test, make sure you have the following items:
- At least two no. 2 pencils (unless you’re taking the test online)
- An ACT-acceptable calculator
- A snack and close access to water in between sections
When the test is completed, celebrate!
Taking a full-length ACT is not easy. You should be proud of setting aside three hours to improve at this particularly important part of getting into college.