The format and content of the PSAT/NMSQT is almost the same as the SAT.
There are actually three different PSAT exams:
- PSAT 8/9
- PSAT 10
The first two tests are designed for the grade levels indicated by their names.
Learn more about the PSAT 8/9 Click Here
, and the PSAT 10 Click Here
The third test is the same assessment as the PSAT 10—and, as its name implies, it’s not just a preliminary SAT. NMSQT stands for National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
Top scores on this test have the potential to qualify students not only for the National Merit® Scholarship Program but also for substantial scholarships at many different colleges. If you are interested in learning more about the NMSQT timeline and qualifying process.
Take a practice PSAT/NMSQT test
There are many different ways to prepare. If you want to check out the test format and try a few questions, you can download an official practice PSAT/NMSQT exam and the scoring form. Once you score your test, you can also download the answer explanations for the test's questions.
You can also use the College Board's Daily Practice for the SAT app to scan and score your paper answer sheet for Practice PSAT 1. It does not yet work properly for Practice PSAT 2. Using the app, you can take a photo of your answer sheet and instantly get your score and new practice recommendations on AGILE Academy.