When should I take the PSAT exam?

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The PSAT is offered every October at Middleborough High School. It is a practice, condensed version of the SAT designed to give students exposure to the test format prior to taking the actual SAT. Students should take the PSAT in the Fall of their Sophomore and Junior years to get as much practice as possible. And to quote the College Board, "You should definitely take the PSAT/NMSQT in your Junior year. Many students benefit by taking it earlier, typically in their Sophomore year. Sophomores will be provided with a Sophomore percentile so that they can compare their performance to other Sophomores who are also planning on going to college. If you take it earlier, recognize that the PSAT/NMSQT is a Junior-level test, so don't get discouraged if your score is low. Your score will usually increase as your years of study increase. If younger students focus on the skills, not the score, they can work to improve those skills. This will help improve performance in high school, as well as better prepare them for college, the Junior-year PSAT/NMSQT, and the SAT."
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