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The PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) is designed for juniors. This test serves as practice for the SAT reasoning tests because the questions and scoring are similar to that of the SAT. The PSAT/NMSQT is a multiple-choice test that measures verbal and mathematical reasoning abilities.
This test is important for several reasons:
1) The PSAT serves as a practice for the SAT Reasoning Test because the questions and scores are similar. This test will indicate what a student's score range may be on the SAT Reasoning Test.
2) Taking the PSAT/NMSQT is the first step in entering the highly competitive scholarship program conducted by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). Semi-finalists for National Merit Scholarships are chosen based on their junior year PSAT scores.
These prestigious awards are given to approximately 6,000 college-bound seniors each year.
3) The PSAT/NMSQT allows students to compare their ability to do college work with the ability of other college bound students.
Want to know what to expect? Take a practice test below.