Score Structure

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With more scores, the new PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 provide a clear, early picture of you and your readiness for college. They help you and your teachers pinpoint areas for improvement. Learn about the tests' place in the vertical score scale that spans all tests in the SAT Suite of Assessments.

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PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 Score Ranges
PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10 Score Reported Details Score Range
Total score

Sum of the two section scores.


Section scores (2)

Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, and Math.


Test scores (3)

Reading, Writing and Language, and Math.


Cross-test scores (2)

Analysis in History/Social Studies and Analysis in Science. Based on selected questions in the Reading, Writing and Language, and Math Tests.


Subscores (7)

Reading and Writing and Language: Command of Evidence and Words in Context. Writing and Language: Expression of Ideas and Standard English Conventions. Math: Heart of Algebra, Problem Solving and Data Analysis, and Passport to Advanced Math.