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PSAT Scoring System: How many points can you earn?

Hi guys, I’m a bit confused about the PSAT scoring system. How many total points is the PSAT out of? Could someone break down the points per section for me? Thanks!

8 months ago

Hello! Delighted to explain the PSAT scoring system to you. The PSAT is scored on a scale from 320 to 1520 in total. Each of the two sections, Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, and Math, is scored on a scale of 160 to 760. These two section scores are added together to give you your total score.

For a more detailed breakdown: The Evidence-Based Reading and Writing is split into Reading Test and Writing and Language Test, each ranging between 160-380. Similarly, the Math section - which has calculator and no calculator portions - also runs on a 160-380 scale.

So practically, your performance on individual tests will be scaled to fit these ranges. It's also worth noting that the PSAT does not have a penalty for wrong answers, so it's to your advantage to answer every question. Aim for a balance of accuracy and completion, and you'll maximize your score. Don’t forget to review the College Board's official PSAT practice resources to get a sense of the kinds of questions you'll encounter. Best of luck with your preparation!

8 months ago

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