About PSAT

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The Preliminary SAT(PSAT) is a standardized test administered by the College Board and cosponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) in the United States. Approximately 3.5 million students take the PSAT each year.

The PSAT Exam is mainly attempted to determine eligibility and qualification for the National Merit Scholarship Program (for US Citizens Only). PSAT is also considered a strong pre-cursor to the SAT exam. Any student who is planning to appear for SAT exam is strongly recommended to have a PSAT score too.

It is always a good game plan to use the PSAT as practice for the SAT and one of the starting points on your college admissions journey. Most students use this Test as a practice in their sophomore year. With a strong PSAT and SAT score in hand, the doors of various scholarships can be opened to most colleges.

The PSAT is offered nationally every year in October. Follow the link to find registered schools in your area:

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/taking-the-tests/international