1. Critical reading
The critical reading portion of the PSAT is broken down into two 25 minute long sections. The first is 13 questions on sentence completions. The second is 35 questions testing reading comprehension and related skills.
2. Math problem solving
The math portion is also broken up into two 25 minute sections. The first part is 28 questions on general math skills, all multiple choice. The second is 10 questions where the student will have to figure the solution for themselves, and write it in.
There will be 39 multiple choice questions on this part, and you'll have 30 minutes to complete it. You'll be asked to identify errors in sentences, improve the way sentences have been written, and improve how paragraphs have been written and structured.