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What is the PSAT 10?

The PSAT 10 is a practice SAT exam that debuted in the 2015-16 school year. It is aligned to the SAT, meaning it has similar question types and the same Reading, Writing, and Math sections.

Unlike the SAT, which is designed for juniors and seniors, the PSAT 10 is designed specifically for sophomores in high school. As a result, its questions are not as difficult as those on the SAT.

The PSAT 10 is the same test as the PSAT/NMSQT, which is designed for both sophomores and juniors. In other words, all questions, sections, and time limits are the same for the PSAT 10 and the PSAT/NMSQT.



  • The PSAT 10 is typically administered every year in the SPRING.
  • Designed specifically for 10th grade students.
  • The PSAT's total score range is 320-1520.


MDUSD administers the PSAT10 to all 10th grade students in the Spring semester, typically in the month of April. There is no cost for this exam for MDUSD students.