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What should I expect on the PSAT when I take it in October?

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What should you be prepared for on the PSAT?

  1. Guessing allowed. Remember, no deductions are made for incorrect answers on the PSAT.  So guess away!
  2. Prepare to read for content. PSAT uses longer reading passages, with questions based on content, not words. So prepare to read and understand the passages.
  3. Same score scale as SAT.  The PSAT scale is the same as the SAT- almost. The scale ranges from 160-760 for each section: 320-1520 for 2 sections. The SAT score range is 200-800.
  4. Prepare for a long test.  The PSAT test is 2 hours 45 minutes. Be prepared for the long haul.
  5. Remember your formulas and history.  Don’t be surprised to find questions about science or the founding fathers. PSAT questions are evidence based.
  6. Scores, scores and more scores.  The PSAT has multiple ways to look at what you were tested on and how you fared on the test.  Go over test scores with your school counselor.

Practice Made Easy

The College Board offers different types of practice.  Select the one that works best for you.


Add the PSAT to your test schedule.   Use the College Board link on your dashboard to access test preparation information.  Set up assignments to schedule test preparation.  

Sign up for question a day  on the College Board website.