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The PSAT is a 2hr 45min long exam taken by high school juniors. It is offered in mid-October, either on a Wednesday or a Saturday. Registration and administration of the test is run by your school. Your test results are typically available in December and you will be able to review every question in detail online. So, if you are committed to taking the SAT, then you should definitely take the PSAT. Although the current format is the traditional paper-and-pencil format, the PSAT will undergo its most drastic change in 2023 and switch to a computer-only format, as will the SAT in 2024.
So, what’s the point of taking the PSAT if it’s really the SAT scores that schools look at? The PSAT simply serves as practice for the SAT: the scores you get are for your eyes only and will NOT affect your college admissions. However, if you score in the top 1%, you may qualify to participate in the National Merit Scholarship program. This could lead to recognition by many colleges as well as potential scholarship money.