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 Program. The PSAT is a Test designed to evaluate if students have the minimum skills required for college. It is not an aptitude Test.


The Test is 2 hours 45 minutes long. Students are Tested on Reading (760) and Mathematics (760). The PSAT does not include the Essay


The PSAT is 2 hours and 45 minutes long

Total score

1520 - English 760 + Math 760


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


The PSAT is held once a year and on the first Saturday of October for International students

What you’ll learn

Students are introduced to the PSAT in a personalized environment where class sizes are small. This enables them to work at their own pace and build a rapport with the Teacher as well as other students so that the learning environment is comfortable and conducive.

We begin our prep with a Diagnostic Test. This is a full PSAT Test, conducted under supervision. The idea of this Test is for us to understand each students’ strengths and weaknesses. Students are also introduced to the Test format for the first time. The Diagnostic Test score gives us a base score upon which we can build and work towards the ideal score.

Acquiring the skills

During the first 3 - 4 weeks, Students are introduced to all the different kinds of questions they can expect. They are given plenty of practice so that they are then ready for the next part of the program.

Dealing with time

For the next 4 weeks, students apply the skills within the time constraints for each section of the Test. With intensive practice, they are able to increase their speed without compromising on quality of answers

Building mental and physical stamina

Since the Test is for 2hours and 45 minutes, Students need to build the stamina required to stay focussed for the entire length of the Test. We conduct a series of Tests in the last 5 weeks so that they are working at their full potential on the day of the PSAT.

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