PSAT Practice Test

If you need help studying for the PSAT or just want some more information about what the test is like, you’ve come to the right place.

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Subject-Specific PSAT Practice Tests

If you need some extra practice in a specific subject, click one of the subjects below to get started on a subject-specific PSAT practice test.

What’s on the PSAT?

Questions: 98
Time limit: 2 hours and 14 minutes

The Preliminary SAT (PSAT), is really just a practice test for the SAT, so the format and number of questions are the same as the SAT. There are 98 total questions grouped into two sections, and you’ll be given approximately 2 hours and 14 minutes as a time limit.

Let’s take a closer look at each section of the PSAT.

54 questions | 64 minutes

This section is split into two modules, and each module contains 27 questions and has a time limit of 32 minutes.

For each question, you’ll be given a different passage to read and analyze. The passages will cover various topics, including literature, history, science, social studies, and the humanities.

This section is further divided into four broad categories:

  1. Craft and Structure
  2. Information and Ideas
  3. Standard English Conventions
  4. Expression of Ideas

44 questions | 70 minutes

This section is split into two modules, and each module contains 22 questions and has a time limit of 35 minutes.

Here’s some good news: you can use a calculator throughout the entire math section! You can bring your own calculator or use the digital calculator built into the testing system.

This section is further divided into four broad categories:

  1. Algebra
  2. Advanced Math
  3. Problem-Solving and Data Analysis
  4. Geometry and Trigonometry

How to Register

To get started with the registration process, you’ll need to check with your school counselor/administrators. The PSAT is typically offered during school days in October. The base fee is $18, but your school might cover it for you.

PSAT Scores

Your PSAT score will appear in two parts: section scores and a total score.

Section Scores
Each section of the test is scored on a scale of 160-760.

Total Score
Your final total score is determined by adding up your two section scores. This means your total score will range between 320 to 1520.

As mentioned earlier, the PSAT is just for practice, so colleges will not be looking at your PSAT scores. However, a high score can make you eligible for scholarships!

PSAT Study Guide and Flashcards

Get practice questions, detailed study lessons, and complex subjects broken down into easily understandable concepts.

PSATStudy Guide

Retaking the PSAT

If you don’t get the score you want on your first try, that’s okay! You can take the test up to three times during high school. It’s offered annually, so you could take it as a freshman, sophomore, and junior.

Something to keep in mind is that the National Merit Scholarship typically only counts the score you get in your junior year.

Online PSAT Prep Course

If you want to be fully prepared, Mometrix offers an online PSAT prep course. The course is designed to provide you with any and every resource you might want while studying. The PSAT course includes:

  • Review Lessons Covering Every Topic
  • 950+ PSAT Practice Questions
  • More than 450 Digital Flashcards
  • Over 220 Instructional Videos
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The PSAT prep course is designed to help any learner get everything they need to prepare for their PSAT exam. Click below to check it out!



What is a good PSAT score?


A total score of 1210 or higher is considered to be a good PSAT score. The average score is 920.


What is the PSAT?


The PSAT (Preliminary SAT) is used as a practice test for the SAT and gives you the chance to qualify for certain scholarships.


What is a good PSAT score for a sophomore?


The average PSAT score for sophomores is around 920.


When do PSAT scores come out?


The day you receive your score depends on when you take the test. The score release dates are October 24, November 7, and November 14.


What does PSAT stand for?


PSAT/NMSQT stands for Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.


What is the PSAT out of?


The highest score you can get on the PSAT is 1520.


How long is the PSAT?


The time limit is about 2 hours and 14 minutes.


How many questions are on the PSAT?


The test contains 98 questions.

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