The PSAT 10 is highly relevant to your future success and focuses on the skills and knowledge at the heart of education. It measures:
There are three parts to the PSAT – 10 Test:
For instance, to answer some questions you’ll need to use several steps—because in the real world a single calculation is rarely enough to get the job done.
You don’t have to discover secret tricks or cram the night before.
The same habits and choices that lead to success in school will help you get ready for the PSAT 10. The best way to prepare is to:
In short, take charge of your education and learn as much as you can.
Test Day Checklist
There are only a few things you really need to bring on test day and a lot of things you’ll be better off leaving at home.
You will be allowed to have only these items on your desk:
You’ll need to turn off all electronic devices during the test and even during breaks. This includes cell phones. Be sure to turn off your watch alarm, if you have one.
Why? Test centers are serious about security and quiet, so prohibited devices—which include cellphones, tablets, and MP3 players—must be turned off and put under your desk. Better yet: leave them at home.
You will be dismissed immediately and your scores will be canceled if you use your phone or if it makes a noise—even during breaks. Your phone may also be confiscated and inspected.
Grid Answers (on Mathematics Portion of Test)
Below is a sample of the instructions students will see on the test for how to fill in grid answers (for student knowledge). All fractions should be simplified.