What is PSAT?

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.

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

Each section is scored on a scale of 160–760, making a “perfect” score 1520. There are also test scores, cross-test scores, and sub-scores. PSAT is scored in a range of 320–1520.

The 3 big scores you should look at:

  • Total Score
  • Evidence-Based Reading & Writing Score
  • Math Score

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 inform its students in advance. The PSAT results are usually announced in the month of January.

The PSAT comprises of 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

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

Additional Topics

  • Area & Volime
  • 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
  • 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
  • Liner Equation and Inequalities
  • Polynomials & Factoring
  • Linear Functions and Functions Notation
  • Midpoint, Distance in Slope in x-y Plane
Additional Topics
  • Area & Volime<
  • 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

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

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

 

  • 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
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

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