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PSAT 10 Nationally Representative and User Percentiles

A student's percentile rank represents the percentage of students who score equal to or lower than their score. For example, if a student’s score is in the 75th percentile, about 75% of a comparison group achieved scores at or below that student’s score. Percentile ranks are provided on this site for Total and Section scores, based on two different reference populations for each grade:

Nationally representative percentiles are derived from a research study of U.S. students in the 10th grade and are weighted to represent all U.S. students in that grade, regardless of whether they typically take the PSAT 10.

User group percentiles are based on the actual scores of students who took the PSAT/NMSQT or the PSAT 10 in the past three school years.

  10th Grade
  Percentiles
Total Score Nationally Representative Sample PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 User
1520 99+ 99+
1510 99+ 99+
1500 99+ 99+
1490 99+ 99+
1480 99+ 99+
1470 99+ 99+
1460 99+ 99+
1450 99+ 99+
1440 99+ 99+
1430 99+ 99
1420 99 99
1410 99 99
1400 99 99
1390 99 99
1380 99 99
1370 99 99
1360 99 98
1350 98 98
1340 98 98
1330 98 98
1320 98 98
1310 97 97
1300 97 97
1290 97 97
1280 97 96
1270 96 96
1260 96 95
1250 95 95
1240 95 94
1230 94 94
1220 94 93
1210 93 92
1200 92 92
1190 91 91
1180 91 90
1170 90 89
1160 89 88
1150 88 87
1140 87 86
1130 86 85
1120 84 84
1110 83 82
1100 82 81
1090 81 80
1080 79 78
1070 78 77
1060 76 75
1050 75 74
1040 73 72
1030 71 71
1020 69 69
1010 67 67
1000 65 66
990 63 64
980 62 62
970 60 60
960 58 59
950 56 57
940 54 55
930 52 53
920 50 51
910 48 49
900 46 47
890 44 45
880 42 43
870 40 41
860 38 40
850 36 38
840 33 36
830 31 34
820 28 32
810 26 30
800 24 28
790 22 26
780 19 24
770 17 22
760 15 20
750 13 18
740 11 16
730 9 14
720 8 12
710 6 11
700 5 9
690 4 8
680 3 6
670 2 5
660 2 4
650 1 4
640 1 3
630 1 2
620 1 2
610 1- 2
600 1- 1
590 1- 1
580 1- 1
570 1- 1
560 1- 1
550 1- 1
540 1- 1
530 1- 1
520 1- 1-
510 1- 1-
500 1- 1-
490 1- 1-
480 1- 1-
470 1- 1-
460 1- 1-
450 1- 1-
440 1- 1-
430 1- 1-
420 1- 1-
410 1- 1-
400 1- 1-
390 1- 1-
380 1- 1-
370 1- 1-
360 1- 1-
350 1- 1-
340 1- 1-
330 1- 1-
320 1- 1-
10th Grade
  Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Math
  Percentiles Percentiles
Section Score Nationally Representative Sample PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 User Nationally Representative Sample PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 User
760 99+ 99+ 99+ 99+
750 99+ 99+ 99+ 99+
740 99+ 99+ 99+ 99
730 99+ 99+ 99 99
720 99+ 99+ 99 99
710 99 99 99 99
700 99 99 99 98
690 99 98 98 98
680 98 98 98 98
670 98 97 97 97
660 97 96 97 97
650 97 95 96 97
640 96 94 96 96
630 95 93 95 96
620 93 92 95 95
610 92 90 94 94
600 90 88 92 92
590 89 87 91 91
580 87 84 89 89
570 85 82 86 87
560 82 80 84 85
550 79 77 82 83
540 76 74 79 81
530 73 71 76 78
520 70 68 72 75
510 66 65 69 73
500 63 61 66 69
490 59 58 62 66
480 56 55 57 62
470 53 52 52 58
460 49 49 49 54
450 46 46 46 49
440 43 42 40 44
430 39 39 36 40
420 36 36 31 36
410 32 33 26 32
400 28 29 23 27
390 24 26 19 22
380 21 23 15 19
370 17 19 12 16
360 13 16 10 12
350 10 13 7 9
340 7 10 5 8
330 5 7 3 6
320 3 5 2 4
310 2 3 2 3
300 1 2 1 2
290 1- 2 1 2
280 1- 1 1- 1
270 1- 1 1- 1
260 1- 1 1- 1
250 1- 1 1- 1
240 1- 1- 1- 1
230 1- 1- 1- 1-
220 1- 1- 1- 1-
210 1- 1- 1- 1-
200 1- 1- 1- 1-
190 1- 1- 1- 1-
180 1- 1- 1- 1-
170 1- 1- 1- 1-
160 1- 1- 1- 1-