Practice Tests

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Simulate test day by printing and taking official PSAT/NMSQT practice tests. Use them to practice for the PSAT 10, too, since it’s the same test as the PSAT/NMSQT.

After you've finished, score your test using the resources below.

Before You Start

You’ll need a printer, pencil, calculator, and timer. Here are some tips:

If you’re using a screen reader or other assistive technology, we recommend using the Microsoft Word practice tests optimized for you. If you prefer, you can also practice using the MP3 audio format.

Practice Test Tips

When you take the practice test, use the answer sheet just as you would on test day. We also recommend that you follow the section timing as indicated on the printed test.

When you're done, print the resources below to score by hand.

Download the Tests

 

PSAT/NMSQT: Practice Test 1

Simulate test day by taking this official PSAT/NMSQT practice test, written in the exact same process and by the same team of authors as the actual assessment.

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4.0 MB

 

PSAT/NMSQT Answer Sheet

Print out a new copy of the answer sheet for each practice test you take. It looks a little different than the one you’ll see on test day, but the basics — like filling in circles completely — are exactly the same.

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1.3 MB

 

Scoring Your PSAT/NMSQT Practice Test 1

Use this guide to score your test.

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521 KB

 

PSAT/NMSQT: Practice Test 1 Answer Explanations

Check answers and read answer explanations for all questions in PSAT/NMSQT Practice Test 1.

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1.5 MB

 

PSAT/NMSQT: Practice Test 2

Simulate test day by taking this official PSAT/NMSQT practice test, written in the exact same process and by the same team of authors as the actual assessment. NOTE: Scan and Score is temporarily unavailable for this practice test.

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1.3 MB

 

PSAT/NMSQT Answer Sheet

Print out a new copy of the answer sheet for each practice test you take. It looks a little different than the one you’ll see on test day, but the basics — like filling in circles completely — are exactly the same.

.pdf

1.3 MB

 

Scoring Your PSAT/NMSQT Practice Test 2

Use this guide to score your test.

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214 KB

 

PSAT/NMSQT: Practice Test 2 Answer Explanations

Check answers and read answer explanations for all questions in PSAT/NMSQT Practice Test 2.

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509 KB