Insight into the new PSAT

Students Face Crucial Exams For University

 

Here’s some quick info about the new PSAT; however, more will be forthcoming as it is further developed.
  • The College Board plans to introduce a redesigned SAT Reasoning Test in March of 2016
  • There will be an opportunity to sit for a trial run with a redesigned PSAT, in October 2015
  • The new PSAT will also serve as the National Merit© Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) for the Class of 2017
  • The College Board will continue to administer the old SAT through January of 2016
  • The redesigned SAT is beginning to look a lot like the ACT
  • There will no longer be a guessing penalty on the PSAT
  • Instead of five answer choices per multiple-choice question, new PSAT questions will only have four answer choices
  • The redesigned PSAT will be substantially longer. In total, the new PSAT will take 2 hours and 45 minutes. The Critical Reading section will increase by 10 minutes; the Math section will increase by 20 minutes; and the Writing section will be 5 minutes longer
  • There will be no essay in the Writing section
  • The College Board promises sample questions to help students will be available on collegeboard.org in December 2014/January 2015, and a full practice test will be available in March 2015

 

 

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