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What is PSAT?

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PSAT is like ‘mini-SAT’ which is taken by Indian students as a practice test for the SAT exam. The PSAT helps students get familiarized with the concept of standardized testing and offers excellent practice at an early stage- quite unlike the exams they typically experience in school.
Just like the SAT, the PSAT assesses problem-solving skills and subject matter learned in high school in the following three areas: Critical Reading, Math, and Writing. However, it is scored out of a total of 1520, unlike out of 1600 in the SAT.

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How is PSAT Organized?

It Is Divided Into Math And English.
Length Of The Test 2 hours and 45 minutes

PSAT Reading Test:

47 Questions

60 Minutes

PSAT Writing & Language Test:

44 Questions

35 Minutes

PSAT Math (No calculator):

17 Questions

25 Minutes

PSAT Math (With calculator):

31 Questions

45 Minutes

How is PSAT Scored?

SCORE

WHAT IS IT?

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT

Total Score

1. Sum of your two section scores.

2. Score range: 320-1520

1. Your total score can help you predict how you may score on the SAT.

2. Use the percentile to see how you rank against other test-takers.

3. High scores and percentiles earn National Merit recognition.

Reading and
Writing Score

1. 1 of 2 section scores.

2. Score range: 160-760

1. See which section you’re acing and where you might need more prep.

2. Use the percentile to see how you rank against other test-takers.

Math Score

1. 1 of 2 section scores.

2. Score range: 160-760

1. See which section you’re acing and where you might need more prep.

2. Use the percentile to see how you rank against other test-takers.

TOTAL SCORE

WHAT IS IT?

1. Sum of your two section scores.

2. Score range: 320-1520

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT

1. Your total score can help you predict how you may score on the SAT.

2. Use the percentile to see how you rank against other test-takers.

3. High scores and percentiles earn National Merit recognition.

Reading and Writing Score

WHAT IS IT?

1. 1 of 2 section scores.

2. Score range: 160-760

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT

1. See which section you’re acing and where you might need more prep.

2. Use the percentile to see how you rank against other test-takers.

Math Score

WHAT IS IT?

1. 1 of 2 section scores.

2. Score range: 160-760

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT

1. See which section you’re acing and where you might need more prep.

2. Use the percentile to see how you rank against other test-takers.

When should I take PSAT?

The PSAT is held only ONCE a year- in October. Many students take the PSAT in Grade 9, and then again in Grade 10, to measure their improvement. Ideally, a student should take the PSAT in grade 9. The advantage of taking the PSAT early is that the PSAT Score will provide a detailed insight into the student’ s performance- the subject’ s strengths and weaknesses- and can assess his/her performance.

The PSAT is conducted on a date that has been predetermined by the ‘College Board,’ the conducting body of PSAT.

The primary date is usually a Wednesday of the second week of October.

The alternate date is usually a Wednesday of the third week of October.

The Saturday test date is usually the second Saturday of October.

Each school chooses a test date and informs its students in advance. The PSAT results are usually announced in the month of January.

Detailed Syllabus of PSAT

The PSAT comprises four sections namely Reading, Writing and Language, Math (No calculator), and Math (with calculator) section. Let’ s understand each section in detail.

PSAT Reading:
47 Questions in 60 minutes

Information & Ideas

– Close Reading
– Citing Textual Evidence
– Global Inference and Command of Evidence Questions.
Summary

Understanding Relationship

– Interpreting words & phrases in context
– Detail, connection & Vocab. In Context Question

Rhetoric.

– Analyzing Word Choice, text Structure point of view & purpose

Synthesis

– Analyzing Multiple Texts and quantitative info

 

PSAT Writing and Language:
(44 questions in 35 minutes.)

Expression of Ideas

– Development Organization & Effective Language Usage.
– Analyzing Graphs
– Standard English Convention

Sentence Structure

– Convention of usage
– Punctuation
– Verb Tense
– Subject-verb agreement
– Comma usage

 

 

PSAT MATH: No calculator:
(17 questions in 25 minutes)

Heart of Algebra

– Linear Equation and Inequalities
– Polynomials & Factoring
– Linear Functions and Functions Notation
– Midpoint, Distance in Slope in x-y Plane

Additional Topics

– Area & Volume
– Geometrical relationships
– Lines, Angles, Triangles
– Polygons and Circles
– Circle Equation and Graph
– Complex Numbers
– Trigonometric Functions and Graphs

PSAT Math-No Calculator
Passport  to  Advanced Math

– PSAT Math-No Calculator
– Passport to Advanced Math
– Zeros, Factors, and Graph of Polynomials
– Radical, Exponential and Fractional Equations
– Quadratic Equations and Parabola, Vertex form
– Nonlinear System of Equations
– Transformations of Functions and their graphs

 

PSAT MATH With Calculator:
(31 questions in 45 minutes)

Heart of Algebra

– Linear Equation and Inequalities
– Polynomials & Factoring
– Linear Functions and Functions Notation
– Midpoint, Distance in Slope in x-y Plane

Additional Topics

– Area & Volume
– Geometrical relationships
– Lines, Angles, Triangles
– Polygons and Circles
– Circle Equation and Graph
– Complex Numbers
– Trigonometric Functions and Graphs

PSAT Math-No Calculator

Problem Solving and Data Analysis

– Ratio, Proportions, Percentages, Rates
– Analyzing Data using graphs and Scatterplots, Two-way tables
– Statistical Measures
– Linear and Exponential Modelling

Passport to Advanced Math

– Zeros, Factors, and Graph of Polynomials
– Radical, Exponential and Fractional Equations
– Quadratic Equations and Parabola, Vertex form
– Nonlinear System of Equations
– Transformations of Functions and their graphs

PSAT MATH: No calculator:
(17 questions in 25 minutes)

Heart of Algebra

– Linear Equation and Inequalities
– Polynomials & Factoring
– Linear Functions and Functions Notation
– Midpoint, Distance in Slope in x-y Plane

Additional Topics

– Area & Volume
– Geometrical relationships
– Lines, Angles, Triangles
– Polygons and Circles
– Circle Equation and Graph
– Complex Numbers
– Trigonometric Functions and Graphs

PSAT Math-No Calculator
Passport  to  Advanced Math

– PSAT Math-No Calculator
– Passport to Advanced Math
– Zeros, Factors, and Graph of Polynomials
– Radical, Exponential and Fractional Equations
– Quadratic Equations and Parabola, Vertex form
– Nonlinear System of Equations
– Transformations of Functions and their graphs

 

PSAT MATH With Calculator:
(31 questions in 45 minutes)

Heart of Algebra

– Linear Equation and Inequalities
– Polynomials & Factoring
– Linear Functions and Functions Notation
– Midpoint, Distance in Slope in x-y Plane

Additional Topics

– Area & Volume
– Geometrical relationships
– Lines, Angles, Triangles
– Polygons and Circles
– Circle Equation and Graph
– Complex Numbers
– Trigonometric Functions and Graphs

PSAT Math-No Calculator

Problem Solving and Data Analysis

– Ratio, Proportions, Percentages, Rates
– Analyzing Data using graphs and Scatterplots, Two-way tables
– Statistical Measures
– Linear and Exponential Modelling

Passport to Advanced Math

– Zeros, Factors, and Graph of Polynomials
– Radical, Exponential and Fractional Equations
– Quadratic Equations and Parabola, Vertex form
– Nonlinear System of Equations
– Transformations of Functions and their graphs

PSAT preparatory classes.
Total: 60 hours

Total of classes – 22 (12 Verbal and 10 Quantitative classes)

Class duration – 2 hours for Verbal and Quantitative each

Course duration – Two and a half months (One Verbal and Quantitative class a week )

Comprehensive study material and worksheets provided related to all topics.

Trained and experienced faculty.

10 Full Length PSAT mock tests(4 sections+essay) that are exact replicas of original PSAT papers

Exhaustive review and evaluation of the answer sheets

How do we go
about it?

Conduct a Diagnostic test

Analyse and evaluate each student on the basis of their diagnostic test scores and set a realistic expectation for scope for improvement. Conduct classes as per the mentioned schedule

Conduct 10 Mock Tests

We assure a minimum increase of 300-400 points increase over the diagnostic score

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