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All About PSAT

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a standardized test conducted by the College Board who administers the SAT. The PSAT is a great primer for the SAT.

Benefits of taking the PSAT:

  • Good practice for the PSAT will give students a feel of the SAT.
  • Taking PSAT helps to get familiar with the question types, formats, proctoring of the SAT.
  • One can directly experience the time pressure in the PSAT and can work on time management for the SAT.
  • Detailed score report of PSAT is a good indicator of how students need to prepare for the SAT.

PSAT Format:

PSAT is a paper pencil test with duration close to 3 hours including the breaks. PSAT and the SAT are almost identical tests in terms on the format, question types and topics. PSAT does not include the essay section.

Sections Tests No of Questions Duration Score
Evidence Based Reading and Writing Reading 47 (Multiple choice) 60 minutes 160 to 760
Writing and Language 44 (Multiple choice) 35 minutes
Math No Calculator 13 (Multiple choice)
4 (Student response questions)
25 minutes 160 to 760
Yes Calculator 27 (Multiple choice)
4 (Student response questions)
45 minutes


PSAT composite score ranges from 320 to 1520 which is the sum of Evidence based Reading and Writing and Math score.

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How to register for the PSAT?

The PSAT is generally registered through your school.
If your school is not administering the PSAT, then you can register through USIEF (United States – India Education Foundation)

What is the fee for the PSAT?

The PSAT registration fee for the 2019-20 school year is $17. Some schools may charge students an additional fee to defray the cost of administering the test.

When is PSAT conducted?

The PSAT is offered every year in the month of October. There will be a primary test date and an alternate test date.

Is SAT harder than the PSAT?

Yes, SAT is harder than the PSAT. The sections, question types, topics tested in the SAT and the PSAT are almost similar, but the difficulty level of the questions in SAT is harder than the PSAT.

Is the PSAT important?

The PSAT score is not considered for under grad admissions. However, by preparing for the PSAT and experiencing the test makes the SAT preparation easier.

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