ACT Science Section

The Science section for ACT test consists of scientific information in the form of seven sets. Each set is followed by multiple-choice questions. The test-taker has to choose the correct answer from the given options. There are three formats in which the given scientific information can be presented. These three formats are as follows:

  1. Data Representation: This information can be in the form of tables, graphs or any other diagrammatic/graphic form.
  2. Research Summaries: This type of information consists of experiments and their descriptions.
  3. Conflicting Viewpoints: This category of information will consist of several hypotheses which may be interrelated but inconsistent with each other.

You are not permitted to use calculators in the Science section of ACT test. The segment is based on testing your reasoning skills. A majority of questions are based on information that is already given. The test-taker has to analyze whether the given information is correct or incorrect. He/she may also be required to write a conclusion. There are around thirteen questions that require every test-taker to draw conclusions and inferences from the given data. The remaining questions are designed to assess the test-taker’s general understanding abilities. All that you need to know is simple arithmetic and algebra for doing well in the  Science section of ACT test. There is no sub-scoring in this segment of ACT test.