The PSAT/NMSQT (Prelimiary Scholastic Assesment Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) is a shorter and easier version of the SAT. It is also the first step in competing for a National Merit Scholarship.
WHAT ARE THE COMPONENTS OF THE PSAT? The PSAT/NMSQT consists of 5 sections:
SECTION NUMBER OF QUESTIONS TIME(in minutes)
EVIDENCE-BASED READING & WRITING
READING 47 60
WRITING & LANGUAGE 44 35
MATH 48 70
HOW IS THE PSAT SCORED?
You will receive 3 scores:
Evidence-Based Reading & Writing 160-760 Math 160-760 Total 320-1520
These scores correlate with the SAT scores which range from 200-800 for each of the 3 sections.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF NJL COLLEGE PREPARATION PSAT INSTRUCTION?
Every PSAT group is taught by at least one of the Directors.
Groups are limited to 4-6 students per group.
You may form your own group of 4 students and no one will be added to your group.
Groups consist of 18 hours of instruction: 6 three-hour sessions.
Each group has 2 teachers: 1 for Critical Reading & Writing and 1 for Mathematics.
Private and small group lessons are available weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Co-authors of: PSAT SAT SAT VERBAL CARDS SAT MATH CARDS
WHY TAKE PSAT/NMSQT PREPARATION?
To be introduced to the skills and concepts that will be tested on the SAT.
To receive an overviewof the PSAT so that your scores reflect real strengths and weakness, not "...Well, I didn't know how to take the test."
To obtain a competitive advantagefor the prestigious NMSQT.
WHEN ARE PSAT'S GIVEN?
The PSAT's are given only in October. There is a Wednesday administration of the test and a Saturday administration of the test. You usually take the administration that your high school offers.