psat

What is PSAT?

The Preliminary SAT test is taken by high school students – mostly juniors. The PSAT is primarily taken by students who want to excel at the SAT or ACT test. The PSAT score is not required by college admissions but it is the qualifying test for National Merit Scholarships. The test consists of three testing areas: Reading, Writing and Language, and Math. The PSAT 8/9 is a way to practice for the PSAT 10 and PSAT/NMSQT.

The SAT in comparison to PSAT is longer because it has a lot more questions—three hours, with an optional fifty-minute essay. There are 52 Reading questions, 44 Writing and Language questions, and 58 Math questions.

How does PSAT work?

There are three different types of PSAT:

  • PSAT 8/9
  • PSAT 10
  • PSAT/NMSQT

PSAT Diagnostic Test

Click Here to view the free practice test. You can also visit the institute to take a
free diagnostic test and get the paper assessed.

PSAT Test format

The table below summarizes the SAT test format.

PSAT 8/9 PSAT 10 PSAT/NMSQT
What is the range of possible scores? 240-1440 320-1520 320-1520
How long is it? 2 hrs 25min. 2 hrs 45 min. 2 hrs 45 min.
# of Reading Qs 42 47 47
# of Writing Qs 40 44 44
# of Math Qs 38 48 48
Can your score qualify you for a National Merit Scholarship? No No Yes

The test should ideally be taken when a student in in year 8, 9 or year 10

Preparing and writing the PSAT is an excellent way to familiarize yourself with the content, test format and processes of the SAT, it also develops a sense of how your score can reveal which SAT content areas you may not be particularly strong in.

A student’s high school scores does not ascertain how well they will score in the PSAT or SAT test as both rely on how well you analyze and interpret information. Scoring well on the PSAT does not guarantee a high SAT score, neither does it exempt the student from studying the SA

  • Assess the student by making them take a Free PSAT Diagnostic test to evaluate their strengths and points of improvement.
  • 35-40 hours course with our expert instructors that teach how to address each section.
  • We focus on developing student’s concepts rather than just teaching them tips and tricks.
  • 10 – 15 full length PSAT papers conducted in test simulated environment.
  • Students receive practice booklets on each topic under each section, no external material needs to be brought by the student.