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### 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?2017-10-06T18:05:53-04:00

#### What is covered in the PSAT?

The PSAT questions are divided into four sections 2 Math sections and 2 English sections.

Test Section Questions Time Details
Reading 47 60 minutes Main Ideas, Details, Inferences, Word Meanings, Author’s Purpose and Tone, Opinions and Arguments, Predictions
Writing 44 35 minutes Vocabulary, Verbal Reasoning, Ability to Relate Ideas Logically
Quantitative (Math) 31 (Calculator allowed) 45 minutes Number Concepts and Operations, Algebra, Geometry, Measurement, Data Analysis, Probability
Quantitative (Math) 17 (Calculator not allowed) 25 minutes Number Concepts and Operations, Algebra, Geometry, Measurement, Data Analysis, Probability

How long is the PSAT?2017-10-06T17:46:30-04:00

#### How long is the PSAT?

Total testing time is 2 hours and 45 minutes.

#### When is the PSAT administered?

For the 2017-18 testing year the PSAT test dates are:

• Primary test day: Wednesday, October 11
• Saturday test day: October 14
• Alternate test day: Wednesday, October 25

For PSAT 10, Schools choose a date between February 21 and April 14, 2017.

How is the PSAT scored?2017-10-07T11:18:55-04:00

#### How is the PSAT scored?

PSAT scores are calculated in much the same way as the new SAT scores:

• Students earn 1 point for each question answered correctly.
• Students neither lose nor gain points for questions answered incorrectly.
• Students neither lose nor gain points for questions that are skipped.

The PSAT is divided into two sections: Math and Evidence-Based Reading & Writing. Because there is no penalty for guessing, a student’s raw score for both of the main test areas is the number of questions answered correctly. Raw scores are then converted to scaled scores ranging between 160 and 760 (760 is the highest possible score for each section). The raw scores are added together for the total PSAT score, or Selection Index, which ranges between 320 and 1520.

A score over 1070 is considered a good score.

Where can I take a sample PSAT test?2017-10-06T17:37:59-04:00

#### Where can I take a sample PSAT test?

You can take the PSAT sample test at any of our centers for FREE to assess your skills or you can also take the Practice PSAT here: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/practice/full-length-practice-tests

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