Understanding the PSAT Test Structure


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Which of the following is NOT tested on the PSAT?

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1. How long does the PSAT take?

2. Which of the following is used to determine your Selection Index?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The PSAT exam is a practice exam with a specific structure and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you identify the different parts of the exam. You'll want to study the different sections of the exam and how much time is allowed.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Exam time
  • Selection index
  • Number of questions
  • Number of sections
  • Subjects that appear on the exam

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you understand important details from the lesson, such as the number of questions on each section
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about how much time is gained or lost depending on how much time is spent on each question
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as selection index

Additional Learning

To learn more about the PSAT, review the accompanying lesson called Understanding the PSAT Test Structure. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Differentiate between the raw score and the scaled score
  • Explain what is covered in the writing section
  • Define NMSQT
  • Explain what the selection index is