The Preliminary SAT (PSAT) or National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) is a test administered by College Board, and co-sponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) to determine eligibility and qualification of high school juniors and sophomores for the National Merit Scholarship program in the United States. For most high school students, however, the PSAT is an opportunity to hone their test taking skills for the SAT.
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10 questions on the Math section require students to fill in responses; all other questions on the PSAT are multiple-choice questions with 4 answer choices per question. A calculator is permitted for the second part of the Math section.