What Is a Good PSAT/NMSQT Score?

The average PSAT/NMSQT score is about 920. A score between 1210 and 1520 puts you in the top 10% of test takers.

The PSAT/NMSQT and the SAT are very similar tests, so your score on the PSAT/NMSQT can give you an idea of how you’ll do when you take the SAT.

Your PSAT/NMSQT score report gives you valuable information about your strengths and weaknesses that you can use to prepare for the SAT and increase your score. Go to satpractice.org and link your College Board and Khan Academy® accounts to get a personalized SAT study plan and practice questions.


Based on my score, do I qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program?

If you have questions about whether your PSAT/NMSQT Selection Index score qualifies you for the National Merit® Scholarship Program, contact National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

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