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PSAT 8th 9th and 10th

Who takes the PSAT test?

Almost all students take the PSAT during their junior year, but many students take the PSAT when they are sophomores to get the feel of the test. However, it is only the scores from the PSAT taken in your junior year that are considered for the National Merit Scholarship competition.

What is the purpose of taking the PSAT?

The PSAT/NMSQT, or PSAT, is a practice test for the SAT that's offered every fall for 10th and 11th graders. It also serves as a qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship Program, which awards $2,500 scholarships annually to high-scoring 11th graders.

It also helps the students to prepare for SAT early and also help them to sort the weak potions in Mathematics and English. This also increases the chances of achieving a 1600 score in there actual SAT test. This will also help to improve the CV of the students when students apply to Ivy League Universities.

What Does the PSAT Cover?

It is extremely similar to the SAT in both form and content.

There are three sections on the PSAT: Reading, Writing and Language (hereafter "Writing"), and Math. (As I mentioned, there's no optional Essay section on the PSAT.) Each section appears only once on the PSAT in a predetermined order: (1) Reading, (2) Writing, and (3) Math.

Similar to the SAT, the PSAT Math section consists of two subsections: a No Calculator subsection on which you may not use a calculator, and a Calculator subsection on which you may use a (pre-approved) calculator.

Most questions on the PSAT are multiple choice. The only exceptions are the Math section's grid-in questions. For these questions, you must come up with and write in your own answers. According to the College Board, 17% of PSAT Math, or eight questions, are grid-ins.

Below is the general breakdown of the PSAT. You can see when each section appears on the test, how much time you’ll have for each section, and how many questions there are. For an even better idea of what’ll be on the PSAT, I suggest looking at an official PSAT practice test.

PSAT Section

Order on Test

Time Allotted

# of Questions



60 mins


Writing and Language


35 mins


Math No Calculator


25 mins


Math Calculator


45 mins



Do we have official links to look into?

Details about the PSAT 8th & 9th are given to the official link.

and for PSAT 10th and NMSQT official link given here