Taking the PSAT/NMSQT

You’ll take the PSAT/NMSQT at school. Find out when you can take the test and what to do if any of these special circumstances apply to you.

PSAT/NMSQT Test Day

What to Bring

Be prepared with everything you need for a smooth and successful test day. Most importantly, know what to bring and what to leave at home.

Get Ready for Test Day

Calculators

You're allowed to use a calculator on the entire Math Test—but there's more to it than making sure you've got a fresh set of batteries.

Learn Calculator Rules
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PSAT/NMSQT Test Dates

The PSAT/NMSQT is offered on weekdays during the testing window of October 1–31 as well as Saturday, October 12 and Saturday, October 26.