The PSAT/NMSQT, or Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, is a multiple-choice standardized test administered by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) in the United States.
The scores from the PSAT are used (with the permission of the student) to determine eligibility for the National Merit Scholarship Program.
What the Test Measures
The PSAT/NMSQT measures:
1) Critical reading skills
2) Cath problem-solving skills
3) Writing skills
You have developed these skills over many years, both in and out of school. This test doesn't require you to recall specific facts from your classes.