The College Board recently released a practice test for the new PSAT that will be administered in Fall 2015. This is a great opportunity for you to see what kinds of questions to expect! Here's my advice:
Try it out!
There's no better way to learn more about the test than actually trying it out yourself. Make sure you do it in a timed environment and get rid of any distractions. This will lead to a more realistic score result. The test will be 2 hours and 45 minutes long. You will need a number 2 pencil, a calculator, the printed test, and scratch paper. Read the directions and notes carefully.
The new PSAT practice test consists of 4 sections:
- Reading: 60 minutes, 47 questions
- Writing and Language Test: 35 minutes, 44 questions
- Math Test (No Calculator Allowed): 25 minutes, 17 questions
- Math Test (Calculator Allowed): 45 minutes, 31 questions
Click here to access the practice test
See how you did
Once you're done with the test, take a break and give yourself a well-deserved pat on the shoulder! Now it is time to grade your test and review your answers. You can score the test yourself, or you can send us your test and we will grade it for you (for free!) We will also provide you with an explanation of your strengths and weaknesses based on your results.
Make a test-taking plan
This is a great time to figure out how you will prepare for the redesigned PSAT as well as the SAT. We recommend preparing during the summer, when you have spare time. To get started, read our blog about 5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Selecting a Test Prep Method for the SAT/ACT
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