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.


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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