The PSAT/NMSQT (or National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) is a preliminary  version of the SAT that helps prepare students to take the SAT or ACT, a great  score on the PSAT can also open the door to National Merit Scholarships and other  awards. With $180 million dollars in scholarships awarded to students that achieve high scores on the PSAT, how you perform on this exam can help you earn scholarship dollars that change the direction of your college planning. The PSAT is much more than a practice test.

In the fall of 2015, students will see a new version of this exam, which will be fully aligned with the new SAT debuting in March 2016.

The new PSAT, launching in October 2015, is 2 hours and 45 minutes long and tests your skills in Reading, Writing, and Math. The highest score possible on the PSAT is 1520.

Students in Grade 8,9,10 in St. Paul American School Hanoi take the PSAT in order to introduce themselves to tests they are going to take if they want to go study in America such as the SAT or ACT test. This school year at St. Paul Hanoi, PSAT 10 will be on March 2nd, 2017 and PSAT 8/9 on March 9th, 2017.