How the PSAT 8/9 is Structured

The PSAT 8/9 takes 2 hours and 25 minutes and includes 3 tests: (1) the Reading Test, (2) the Writing and Language Test, and (3) the Math Test. Most of the questions are multiple choice, though some of the math questions ask you to write in the answer rather than select it.

The following table shows how much time you get for each test and the number of questions for each test:

Section Length (minutes) Number of Questions/Tasks
Reading 55 42
Writing and Language 30 40
Math 60 38
Total 145 120