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PSAT Mathematics

Grade 8-12

The preliminary SAT also known as PSAT is the kind of practie test for SAT. PSAT assesses the student's performance in the major areas like evidence - based reading, writing and mathematical skills. It can be taken by the students only once in an year.

Know more about PSAT

The PSAT, which stands for Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test, is a standardized test administered by the College Board. It is designed to help students prepare for the SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test) and to identify potential candidates for the National Merit Scholarship Program. Here are some key details about the PSAT:

Purpose: The PSAT assesses your skills in critical reading, math, and writing, similar to the SAT. It serves as a practice test for the SAT and provides valuable feedback on your strengths and areas for improvement.

The PSAT/NMSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) is the version of the PSAT used to determine eligibility for the National Merit Scholarship Program. High scorers in this test may qualify for scholarship opportunities.

PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) consists of four main sections: Reading, Writing and Language, Math No Calculator, and Math with Calculator. Each section is designed to assess different skills and is scored separately. The total testing time is approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Test Pattern

S No Test Section Number of Questions Time Allotted
1 Reading Section 47 60 minutes
2 Writing and Language Section 44 35 minutes
3 Math No Calculator Section 17 25 minutes
4 Math with Calculator Section 31 45 minutes
5 Essay Section (Optional) 1 prompt 50 minutes (approx.)

*The Writing section is optional and does not include a specific number of questions. It requires writing an essay in response to a prompt

What you'll learn

  • 1

    Linear Equations in 1-variable and 2-variables, Linear Functions and Quadratic functions.

  • 2

    Graphical representation of Algebraic Expressions

  • 3

    Ratio, proportion, rate and percentage

  • 4

    Units, Measurement and unit conversion

  • 5

    Probability and Two-way Frequency Tables

  • 6

    Data collection and Representation

  • 7

    Polynomials, Radical and Rational functions

  • 8

    3D shapes and Solid Geometry

  • 9

    Angles, Triangles, Pythagorean Theorem and Trigonometric Ratios

  • 10

    Cicles and basic concepts of circles

Skills you'll learn

Create and solve linear equations, and inequalities in 1 variable and 2 variables

Relation between Graphical representation and Algebraic representation

Solve problems using ratios, proportions, rate, and percentage

Measurement of different quantities, their units and unit conversion

Using two-way frequency tables and calculate probability

Writing Polynomials and basic operations on polynomials

Writing quadratic or exponential function and finding solution to quadratic functions

Simplifying and solving radical functions and rational functions

Understand congruency and similarity. Apply for lines, angles and triangles

Understand trigonometric ratios and use trigonometric functions to measure angles

Understand the concept of circles, arc, chord length, area of sectors and angles

Simplify Complex Numbers and Basic Operations of Complex Numbers

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