SAT and ACT Exams: Which is Better?

Which is Better?


When preparing for college in the United States or Canada, selecting between the SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test) and ACT (American College Testing) is a critical decision

SAT and ACT Exams


Conducting Body

The College Board administers the SAT while ACT Inc. conducts the ACT



SAT evaluates critical reading, math, and writing; ACT assesses English, math, reading, and science.



Both SAT and ACT are widely accepted by US and Canadian colleges.


Exam Duration and Format

SAT registration fee is $60, with an additional $43 for the optional essay; ACT fee is $181.50 without writing and $206.50 with writing.


Exam Frequency

SAT and ACT are held 7 times a year in the US.


Upcoming Test Dates

SAT: September 2023, October 2023, November 2023, December 2023 ACT: September 2023, October 2023, December 2023, February 2024

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