The PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 are the same test, offered at different times of year. They have these benefits in common:
- They are both great practice for the SAT because they test the same skills and knowledge as the SAT — in a way that makes sense for your grade level.
- They both provide score reports you can use to personalize your Khan Academy® SAT practice.
- These score reports also list which AP courses you should check out.
Ask your counselor which test you’ll take.
|Facts and Features||PSAT/NMSQT||PSAT 10|
|Who takes the test?||10th- and 11th-graders||10th-graders|
|Where do students take it?||At school||At school|
|When do students take it?||Wed., Oct. 19, 2016.
Other options: Sat, Oct.15 and Wed., Nov. 2 (view PSAT/NMSQT calendar).
|Schools choose a date between Feb. 21 and April 14, 2017 (view PSAT 10 calendar).|
|Does the National Merit® Scholarship Program use scores to find eligible students?||Yes||No|
|Does the test connect students to other scholarships?||Yes||Yes|