1. How can a non-English speaker prepare for PSAT?
Ans. a) Most importantly you need to read and should be able to comprehend what you read. For that, you should explore and read such as Wall Street Journal, books etc.
b) If any comic book or series/sitcoms interest you then try watching them with subtitles so that you will understand how a particular word is pronounced and spelled.
c) With that being said, the best way to learn anything is to implement it. So, try to inculcate what you learnt in your daily routine.

2. Who conducts the PSAT? Where is it conducted?
Ans. PSAT is administered by the College Board and cosponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. PSAT is conducted in schools. In order to appear for your PSAT , kindly contact your school or local counsellor.

3. How do I prepare for PSAT?
Ans. You can take coaching from professionals. Tutela can guide you in the process of preparing for PSAT and SAT or else if you have a good knowledge of the subjects then self-preparation should suffice the purpose.

4. Is it advisable to take PSAT unprepared?
Ans. It is never advisable to take any test unprepared, let alone PSAT which can help you do wonders in your SAT. Do not take PSAT for granted as it acts as an indicator of the “real game changer”- SAT.

5. What is the ideal time required to prepare for the PSAT?
Ans. Preferably 3 months are sufficient to prepare for the PSAT and it also gives you enough buffer to try new study approaches and get familiar with the content.

6. When can I expect my PSAT scores?
Ans. You can expect your score between 9th-11th December.

7. When am I required to retake my PSAT?
Ans. Ideally, if your score is more than 1450 out of 1520 then it is considered a good score and you can start planning your SAT preparation path. Since PSAT is held once a year so if case you score below 1450, then figure out your weak areas from the PSAT report and start working on your SAT preparation. Remember retaking the PSAT is not very important for International test takers as their focus should be more on SAT. However, for National test-takers, a good PSAT score can help them avail of merit scholarships.

8. How much time do I need to prepare for SAT post-PSAT?
Ans. There’s no “defined” gap that should be maintained. However, if you scored well on your PSAT then you’re ready for the SAT and if not then take a few mock tests of SAT before appearing for the same in order to brush up on your concepts.

9. Does PSAT help in scoring well on SAT?
Ans. DEFINITELY. You can check our blog on our website in which we have explained how PSAT can help you in boosting your score on SAT.

10. Does PSAT affect my college applications?
Ans. For International students: No, definitely not. However, it can definitely help you in acing your SAT, which is an important aspect of your college application. So all-in-all it’s a win-win.

For National students: PSAT affects your college application as obtaining the merit-based scholarship on the basis of  NMSQT can definitely give you an edge over the others hence, making your college application lucrative to college adcoms.

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