PDF Download: SAT/ACT Comparison

Last updated May 7, 2021 

We hear it all the time here at A+ Test Prep and Tutoring: “Which test should I take? The SAT or the ACT?”

Should one test take precedence over the other? Would taking both the SAT and the ACT be most the most advantageous route?

Students and parents alike have admitted confusion concerning these important questions.


Regarding the following, The SAT and ACT differ considerably:

  • Test Section Type
  • Average Time Expected for each Section
  • Content Type within each Section (For example: the ACT contains a dedicated 40-question Science section. The SAT, though containing some scientifically oriented questions throughout the test, does not possess a standalone Science section.)
  • Essay Expectations
  • Scoring Procedure

For more information on which test is right for you, consider reading SAT versus ACT: Which Test Should You Take?

For a detailed outline on the differences between the SAT and the ACT, make certain to click on and download the PDF image below.



At A+ Test Prep and Tutoring, helping you navigate the standardized testing process is our passion. If you should need instruction or practice in any aspect of the SAT or ACT, we have experienced tutors who will work with you and guide you into academic confidence.

If you would like more information on this topic, or any other relevant topic, our Client Service Directors Anne Stanley and Susan Ware are available to answer questions and provide solutions. You may reach either of them by calling A+ Test Prep and Tutoring at 215-886 9188.



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