Improve your score with Accel Learning’s PSAT Prep


Accel Learning provides classes for PSAT/NMSQT Prep to High school students getting ready for college.

Our Test Prep Approach

Test Prep
Our teaching approach helps students get better scores in their tests.
Accel Learning’s PSAT/NMSQT Test Prep follows this proven approach:

  1. Start early
  2. Build on fundamentals
  3. Focus on test taking strategy
  4. Train, Train, Train
  5. Simulate Test scenarios
  6. Review results, reflect and revise

All Accel Learning students get free access to online quiz for further practice as well as online Q & A to get answers to questions anytime anywhere!

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The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a standardized test administered by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) in the United States.

The PSAT is a recommended exam for students who plan to apply to college. Many students take the PSAT in October of their junior year of high school. High scores on the PSAT can lead to scholarships, including about 9,000 National Merit Scholarships.

The PSAT is similar to the SAT that students take for college admissions. The PSAT is a shorter exam than the SAT, and includes only five sections. There is no experimental section on the PSAT, nor is there an essay or higher-level Algebra. PSAT scores should indicate how much preparation a student needs before taking the SAT test later in the junior year and perhaps again in the senior year.

What is covered in the PSAT/NMSQT?

The PSAT/NMSQT includes five sections:

Test SectionQuestionsTimeDetails
Critical Reading48 questionsTwo 25-minute critical reading sections13 Sentence completions
35 Critical reading questions
Math38 questionsTwo 25-minute math sections28 multiple-choice math questions
10 Student-produced responses or grid-ins

Students are advised to bring a calculator with which they are comfortable. Students should have basic knowledge of 4 math categories:
Numbers and Operation
Algebra and Functions (but not 3rd year level math that may appear on the new SAT)
Geometry and Measurement
Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability
Writing Skills39 questionsOne 30-minute writing section14 Identifying sentence errors
20 Improving sentences
5 Improving paragraph questions

These multiple-choice questions on writing skills measure a student's ability to express ideas effectively in standard-written English, to recognize faults in usage and structure, and to use language with sensitivity to meaning.
How long is the PSAT/NMSQT?
  • Two 25-minute critical reading sections
  • Two 25-minute math sections
  • One 30-minute writing skills section

Total testing time is 2 hours and 10 minutes.

When is the PSAT/NMSQT administered?

2013 test dates are Wednesday, Oct. 16, and Saturday, Oct. 19

Where can I take a sample PSAT/NMSQT test?

Take the PSAT/NMSQT sample test to assess your skills.

Where can I get more information about PSAT/NMSQT?

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