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Free PSAT Practice Tests and Sample Questions

Lumos PSAT practice test resources for 2020-2021 include hundreds of questions for Math, Reading, Writing & Language, and Essay.

These free resources are designed to familiarize students with both the test format and standards assessed. These PSAT practice test resources are a part of the Lumos StepUp, which is based on the Lumos Smart Test Prep methodology that optimizes students’ preparation time.

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PSAT/NMSQT practice test

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the PSAT/NMSQT?

The College Board conducts the PSAT/NMSQT or the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test / National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. It provides 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. Also, a good score on the PSAT/NMSQT helps in getting scholarships.

Who conducts PSAT/NMSQT tests?

The PSAT/NMSQT tests are conducted by the College Board

In which grade can I take the PSAT/NMSQT tests?

11th Graders or academically gifted 10th graders, with the permission of their high school, can take the PSAT/NMSQT.

What are the different sections in the PSAT/NMSQT test?

The PSAT/NMSQT tests student knowledge on Math, Reading as well as Writing and Language.

What is the duration of each section?

The PSAT/NMSQT Math section will be for 70 mins and students will answer 48 questions
The Reading section will be for 60 mins and students will answer 47 questions
The Writing and Language section will be for a duration of 35 mins and students will answer 44 questions

What are the question types in each section of the PSAT/NMSQT test?

The PSAT/NMSQT Reading, Writing, and Language section consists of Multiple choice questions whereas the Math section has multiple choice questions and grid in questions.

When is the PSAT/NMSQT 2020 test conducted?

PSAT/ NMSQT Administration schedule for 2020 is as below:
Primary Test Day: Wednesday, October 14 (Anticipated date)
Saturday Test Day October 17 (Anticipated date)
Alternate Test Day Wednesday, October 28 (Anticipated date).
Due to COVID-19, Board has added an additional administration of the PSAT/NMSQT test to take place on Ja 26, 2021. This exam will also be used as a qualifying evaluation for the National Merit Scholarship.

What is the score range in PSAT/NMSQT?

PSAT/NMSQT is scored on a 320–1520 point scale.

Why is the Lumos Program the best choice for PSAT/NMSQT preparation?

The Lumos StepUp® program for PSAT/NMSQT includes
(a) Two Full-length PSAT/NMSQT practice tests
(b) Get realistic practice through Online Assessments. It gives students the opportunity to practice test-taking skills, familiarise with the test format, and efficiently review the key topics. The results will help you get insights into your child’s strengths and weaknesses in various content areas. These insights could help your child strengthen their skills in topics where they are having difficulty. This test practice helps them improve speed and accuracy
while taking the actual SAT tests.
(c) StepUp® has great learning content with access to hundreds of activities and online workbooks.
(d) Your child’s work is carefully and meticulously tracked throughout the program. Easy-to-use, advanced, and real-time reports will help you identify weak areas and tailor personalized learning plans for your child.
(e) The StepUp® program allows your child to prepare at a pace that is right for him or her. This student-centric approach, combined with instant feedback boosts student confidence and improves learning outcomes.
(f) StepUp® program can be accessed through a number of devices that include, PC, tablet, and smartphones and it is available 24×7. This convenience helps to enable anywhere learning.

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