By “easier” I’ll assume we mean that it’s easier to get a comparatively higher score on the ACT than on the SAT. While it’s true that the content on the ACT, particularly in the reading section, may be somewhat less demanding than that on the SAT, it’s not necessarily an easier test. In fact, most students often complain about the timing on the ACT which is much more demanding than the SAT: the ACT reading and science sections are notoriously difficult to finish within the 35 minute time limit. Also, the ACT math is more demanding than the SAT in terms of content. It covers far more topics than the SAT, including matrices, vectors, logarithms, sequences and series, conic sections, and so on. The best way to find out which test is “easier” is to take our ACT vs SAT diagnostic test
and see which one you do better on!