Comparison: PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10

The PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 are the same test, offered at different times of year. They have the same subject matter, score range, and difficulty, but they’re different in these ways:

Difference PSAT/NMSQT PSAT 10
Who takes it 11th or 10th graders 10th graders
When it's offered Fall Spring
Qualifies students for the National Merit® Scholarship Program Yes (11th graders only) No
Qualifies students for scholarship programs Yes Yes
Fee waivers offered Yes No