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What is the PSAT?

The PSAT is a nationwide, multiple-choice test taken by about 3.4 million high school students every year - mostly sophomores and juniors. A great practice for the SAT and even the ACT, the PSAT includes math, critical reading and writing questions. However, with no algebra II or essay section, it is shorter than the SAT and ACT.  The PSAT doesn't count towards college admissions. However, it is the qualifying test for National Merit Scholarships. That means that the highest scoring students may win scholarship money.

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PSAT Quick Facts:

Duration: 2 hrs 45 mins
Sections: evidence based reading & writing, math
Cost: Free for sophomores ($25 for others)
Max Score: 1520 (score range: 320-1520)



What's on the PSAT?

The PSAT has 2 major components: evidence based reading & writing, and math.  There are 3 sections to the test

Reading

60 mins (47 questions)

All Reading Test questions are multiple choice and based on passages.  Some passages are paired with others.  Prior topic-specific knowledge is not tested. 

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Math

70 mins (48 questions)

Questions include multiple choice selections and student produced responses (grid-ins).  Math test is divided into two parts.  Calculators are allowed only on one section.

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Writing & Language

35 mins (44 questions)

All questions are multiple choice and based on passages.  Skills measured in this section include command of evidence, words in context, analysis, expression of ideas, and standard English convention.  

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