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With the ACT, do you get penalized for wrong answers?

nishantsnishants Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
edited June 2007 in ACT Preparation
I heard that there is no penalty like in the SAT (- 1/4) for a wrong answer.. so if I run out of time on a section, should I Christmas tree the answer sheet?
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Replies to: With the ACT, do you get penalized for wrong answers?

  • XellisXellis Registered User Posts: 99 Junior Member
    Yep, definitely leave nothing blank on the ACT.
  • HighHopeHighHope Registered User Posts: 143 Junior Member
    No penalty for wrong answers in ACT
  • ShadowRider78ShadowRider78 Registered User Posts: 583 Member
    Remember that you are penalized for any problem you miss or leave blank, but there is no additional penalty for wrong answers such as those on the SAT.

    For example on the M section of the ACT, if you answer only 59 problems correctly, you have been penalized 1 point because you either missed or skipped a problem.
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