SSAT ISEE SHSAT PSAT/PSAT10 SAT ACT SAT Subject

PSAT/PSAT10

The PSAT and PSAT10 consist of four sections: reading, writing, and two math sections (one with calculator and one without).

  • The PSAT10 is taken by 10th grade students, while the PSAT is taken by 11th graders. The exams are identical, but percentile rankings correspond only to either 10th or 11th grade test takers.
  • In 11th grade, the PSAT is also referred to as the NMSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) since it identifies eligibility for the National Merit Scholarship, a $2,500 award granted to approximately 7,500 students across the United States each year.
  • At Empire Edge, we draw from our proprietary SAT curriculum to help students prepare for the PSAT. While a student’s PSAT scores will never be seen by any college or university, the test can be a useful predictor of a student’s relative strengths and weaknesses when it comes to the actual SAT.
  • If you would like to learn more about our PSAT test prep, contact us today!

Quick Facts

Frequency

  • PSAT: 1 time/year (October)
  • PSAT10: 2 times/year (either October or March)

Duration

2 hours, 45 minutes

Section & Scores

  • Section 1: Reading
  • Section 2: Writing
  • Section 3: Math (Calculator)
  • Section 4: Math (No Calculator)

Total Score

1520

When Should You Call Us?

Fall semester, sophomore year

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