The PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) is a standardized test administered by the College Board and cosponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, US. The scores from the PSAT/NMSQT are used to determine eligibility and qualification for the National Merit Scholarship

  • Format:   A pencil-paper Test, the PSAT has multiple choice questions and no negative marking.

  • Duration:  2 hours 45 minutes

  • Total Score:  1520 (English 760+ Maths 760)

  • Eligibility:  While both US citizens and International students are eligible to take the Test, only US citizens and permanent residents are eligible for the National Merit Scholarship.

  • Upcoming Dates:  Held once a year and on the first. Saturday of October for International students.