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PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 Nationally Representative and User Percentiles

A student's percentile rank represents the percentage of students with scores 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 or 11th grade and are weighted to represent all U.S. students in those grades, regardless of whether they typically take the PSAT/NMSQT or 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 11th Grade
  Percentiles Percentiles
Total Score Nationally Representative Sample PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 User Nationally Representative Sample PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 User
1520 99+ 99+ 99+ 99+
1510 99+ 99+ 99+ 99+
1500 99+ 99+ 99+ 99+
1490 99+ 99+ 99+ 99+
1480 99+ 99+ 99+ 99
1470 99+ 99+ 99+ 99
1460 99+ 99+ 99+ 99
1450 99+ 99+ 99+ 99
1440 99+ 99+ 99+ 98
1430 99+ 99+ 99+ 98
1420 99 99 99 97
1410 99 99 99 97
1400 99 99 99 97
1390 99 99 99 96
1380 99 99 99 96
1370 99 99 99 95
1360 99 98 98 95
1350 98 98 98 94
1340 98 98 98 94
1330 98 98 97 93
1320 98 98 97 93
1310 97 97 97 92
1300 97 97 96 91
1290 97 97 96 90
1280 97 96 95 90
1270 96 96 95 89
1260 96 95 94 88
1250 95 95 94 87
1240 95 94 93 86
1230 94 94 92 85
1220 94 93 92 84
1210 93 92 91 82
1200 92 91 90 81
1190 91 91 89 80
1180 91 90 88 78
1170 90 89 87 77
1160 89 88 86 76
1150 88 87 85 74
1140 87 86 84 73
1130 86 85 83 71
1120 84 83 82 69
1110 83 82 81 68
1100 82 81 79 66
1090 81 79 77 64
1080 79 78 76 62
1070 78 76 74 61
1060 76 75 73 59
1050 75 73 70 57
1040 73 72 68 55
1030 71 70 65 53
1020 69 68 63 51
1010 67 67 61 50
1000 65 65 59 48
990 63 63 57 46
980 62 61 55 44
970 60 59 53 42
960 58 57 51 40
950 56 55 48 39
940 54 53 46 37
930 52 52 44 35
920 50 50 42 33
910 48 48 39 32
900 46 46 37 30
890 44 44 35 28
880 42 42 33 27
870 40 40 31 25
860 38 38 29 24
850 36 36 28 22
840 33 34 26 21
830 31 32 24 20
820 28 30 21 18
810 26 28 20 17
800 24 26 18 16
790 22 25 15 14
780 19 23 14 13
770 17 21 12 12
760 15 19 10 11
750 13 17 8 10
740 11 15 8 8
730 9 13 7 7
720 8 12 5 6
710 6 10 3 6
700 5 9 2 5
690 4 7 2 4
680 3 6 1 3
670 2 5 1 3
660 2 4 1- 2
650 1 4 1- 2
640 1 3 1- 2
630 1 2 1- 1
620 1 2 1- 1
610 1- 2 1- 1
600 1- 1 1- 1
590 1- 1 1- 1
580 1- 1 1- 1
570 1- 1 1- 1-
560 1- 1 1- 1-
550 1- 1 1- 1-
540 1- 1 1- 1-
530 1- 1 1- 1-
520 1- 1- 1- 1-
510 1- 1- 1- 1-
500 1- 1- 1- 1-
490 1- 1- 1- 1-
480 1- 1- 1- 1-
470 1- 1- 1- 1-
460 1- 1- 1- 1-
450 1- 1- 1- 1-
440 1- 1- 1- 1-
430 1- 1- 1- 1-
420 1- 1- 1- 1-
410 1- 1- 1- 1-
400 1- 1- 1- 1-
390 1- 1- 1- 1-
380 1- 1- 1- 1-
370 1- 1- 1- 1-
360 1- 1- 1- 1-
350 1- 1- 1- 1-
340 1- 1- 1- 1-
330 1- 1- 1- 1-
320 1- 1- 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 98
660 97 96 97 97
650 97 95 96 97
640 96 94 96 96
630 95 93 95 96
620 93 91 95 95
610 92 90 94 94
600 90 88 92 93
590 89 86 91 91
580 87 84 89 90
570 85 81 86 88
560 82 79 84 86
550 79 76 82 83
540 76 73 79 81
530 73 70 76 78
520 70 67 72 75
510 66 64 69 72
500 63 60 66 69
490 59 57 62 65
480 56 54 57 61
470 53 50 52 57
460 49 47 49 53
450 46 44 46 48
440 43 41 40 43
430 39 38 36 38
420 36 35 31 35
410 32 31 26 31
400 28 28 23 26
390 24 25 19 22
380 21 22 15 18
370 17 19 12 15
360 13 16 10 11
350 10 12 7 9
340 7 9 5 7
330 5 7 3 5
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-
11th 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+ 98
730 99+ 99 99 97
720 99+ 98 99 97
710 99+ 97 98 96
700 99+ 96 98 95
690 99 95 97 95
680 99 93 97 94
670 98 92 96 93
660 97 90 95 93
650 96 88 95 92
640 95 86 94 91
630 93 84 93 89
620 91 81 92 88
610 90 79 91 86
600 88 76 90 84
590 86 73 88 82
580 85 70 86 79
570 82 67 83 76
560 80 64 81 73
550 77 61 77 70
540 74 58 73 67
530 71 54 69 63
520 67 51 65 60
510 63 47 62 56
500 60 44 58 53
490 55 41 54 49
480 50 37 49 45
470 46 35 43 41
460 42 32 40 37
450 39 29 37 33
440 35 26 31 29
430 31 24 26 25
420 28 22 23 22
410 26 19 20 20
400 23 17 18 16
390 20 15 14 13
380 16 13 11 11
370 12 11 9 9
360 10 9 6 6
350 7 7 3 5
340 6 5 2 4
330 4 4 1 3
320 2 3 1 2
310 1 2 1- 2
300 1- 1 1- 1
290 1- 1 1- 1
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-

Answer Key

Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021

Reading
Test
Section 1
1 D
2 A
3 B
4 D
5 B
6 A
7 D
8 C
9 A
10 A
11 C
12 B
13 C
14 A
15 D
16 B
17 B
18 C
19 C
20 A
21 A
22 B
23 A
24 D
25 A
26 C
27 D
28 D
29 B
30 D
31 A
32 D
33 B
34 A
35 A
36 B
37 D
38 C
39 B
40 A
41 C
42 D
43 C
44 A
45 A
46 B
47 D
Writing and
Language Test
Section 2
1 B
2 B
3 C
4 B
5 D
6 A
7 D
8 C
9 A
10 D
11 C
12 C
13 B
14 A
15 B
16 D
17 C
18 D
19 B
20 A
21 A
22 C
23 C
24 A
25 B
26 B
27 D
28 C
29 B
30 D
31 D
32 C
33 D
34 C
35 A
36 C
37 D
38 A
39 D
40 B
41 C
42 C
43 D
44 A
Math Test—
No Calculator
Section 3
1 A
2 B
3 A
4 B
5 B
6 C
7 C
8 D
9 D
10 C
11 A
12 B
13 C
14 11
15 8
16 8
17 4.8, 24/5
Math Test—
Calculator
Section 4
1 A
2 B
3 C
4 A
5 C
6 C
7 A
8 A
9 C
10 D
11 D
12 D
13 A
14 C
15 C
16 A
17 D
18 C
19 B
20 B
21 D
22 B
23 D
24 B
25 A
26 C
27 D
28 .333, 1/3
29 4
30 3
31 1905
Reading
Test
Section 1
1 D
2 A
3 B
4 B
5 A
6 D
7 D
8 C
9 A
10 A
11 C
12 B
13 C
14 A
15 D
16 B
17 C
18 B
19 C
20 A
21 A
22 B
23 A
24 D
25 A
26 D
27 D
28 C
29 B
30 D
31 A
32 D
33 B
34 A
35 A
36 D
37 C
38 B
39 A
40 C
41 B
42 D
43 C
44 A
45 A
46 B
47 D
Writing and
Language Test
Section 2
1 B
2 B
3 C
4 B
5 D
6 A
7 D
8 C
9 A
10 D
11 C
12 C
13 A
14 B
15 B
16 D
17 C
18 B
19 D
20 D
21 C
22 D
23 C
24 B
25 A
26 B
27 D
28 C
29 D
30 B
31 A
32 A
33 C
34 C
35 A
36 C
37 D
38 A
39 D
40 B
41 C
42 C
43 D
44 A
Math Test—
No Calculator
Section 3
1 B
2 A
3 B
4 A
5 B
6 D
7 C
8 C
9 C
10 D
11 C
12 A
13 B
14 8
15 11
16 8
17 4.8, 24/5
Math Test—
Calculator
Section 4
1 B
2 C
3 A
4 C
5 A
6 C
7 D
8 C
9 A
10 A
11 C
12 D
13 D
14 A
15 C
16 B
17 A
18 D
19 C
20 B
21 B
22 D
23 B
24 A
25 D
26 C
27 D
28 4
29 .333, 1/3
30 3
31 1905
Reading
Test
Section 1
1 D
2 A
3 B
4 D
5 B
6 D
7 C
8 A
9 A
10 A
11 C
12 B
13 C
14 A
15 D
16 B
17 C
18 B
19 A
20 A
21 B
22 C
23 A
24 D
25 A
26 C
27 D
28 D
29 B
30 D
31 A
32 B
33 A
34 A
35 D
36 B
37 D
38 C
39 A
40 C
41 B
42 D
43 C
44 A
45 A
46 B
47 D
Writing and
Language Test
Section 2
1 C
2 B
3 A
4 B
5 D
6 C
7 D
8 B
9 A
10 A
11 C
12 B
13 B
14 C
15 B
16 D
17 A
18 D
19 C
20 A
21 D
22 C
23 C
24 A
25 B
26 B
27 D
28 C
29 B
30 D
31 D
32 C
33 D
34 C
35 A
36 C
37 D
38 A
39 D
40 B
41 C
42 C
43 D
44 A
Math Test—
No Calculator
Section 3
1 B
2 A
3 B
4 A
5 B
6 C
7 D
8 D
9 C
10 C
11 C
12 A
13 B
14 8
15 11
16 8
17 4.8, 24/5
Math Test—
Calculator
Section 4
1 A
2 C
3 A
4 B
5 C
6 D
7 C
8 A
9 A
10 C
11 A
12 C
13 C
14 D
15 D
16 D
17 C
18 B
19 B
20 A
21 B
22 A
23 D
24 B
25 D
26 C
27 D
28 4
29 .333, 1/3
30 3
31 1905
Reading
Test
Section 1
1 D
2 A
3 B
4 D
5 B
6 A
7 A
8 D
9 C
10 A
11 C
12 B
13 C
14 A
15 D
16 C
17 B
18 B
19 C
20 A
21 A
22 A
23 B
24 D
25 A
26 C
27 D
28 D
29 A
30 B
31 D
32 D
33 B
34 A
35 A
36 B
37 D
38 C
39 C
40 B
41 A
42 D
43 C
44 A
45 A
46 B
47 D
Writing and
Language Test
Section 2
1 B
2 B
3 C
4 B
5 D
6 A
7 D
8 C
9 A
10 D
11 C
12 C
13 A
14 B
15 B
16 D
17 C
18 B
19 D
20 D
21 C
22 D
23 C
24 B
25 A
26 B
27 D
28 C
29 D
30 B
31 A
32 A
33 C
34 C
35 A
36 C
37 D
38 A
39 D
40 B
41 C
42 C
43 D
44 A
Math Test—
No Calculator
Section 3
1 B
2 B
3 A
4 B
5 A
6 C
7 D
8 D
9 C
10 C
11 C
12 A
13 B
14 8
15 11
16 8
17 4.8, 24/5
Math Test—
Calculator
Section 4
1 B
2 C
3 A
4 C
5 A
6 C
7 D
8 C
9 A
10 A
11 D
12 A
13 C
14 C
15 D
16 D
17 B
18 A
19 C
20 B
21 B
22 B
23 D
24 A
25 D
26 C
27 D
28 4
29 .333, 1/3
30 3
31 1905

Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021

Reading
Test
Section 1
1 B
2 D
3 C
4 B
5 D
6 D
7 B
8 A
9 A
10 B
11 B
12 C
13 A
14 A
15 D
16 C
17 D
18 D
19 A
20 D
21 D
22 C
23 B
24 A
25 B
26 C
27 C
28 A
29 B
30 D
31 B
32 C
33 A
34 D
35 C
36 A
37 A
38 A
39 C
40 B
41 D
42 A
43 C
44 C
45 D
46 B
47 A
Writing and
Language Test
Section 2
1 A
2 B
3 C
4 D
5 B
6 B
7 A
8 D
9 C
10 D
11 A
12 B
13 B
14 B
15 D
16 C
17 D
18 C
19 A
20 A
21 C
22 D
23 C
24 B
25 D
26 D
27 D
28 B
29 C
30 A
31 B
32 A
33 B
34 B
35 D
36 C
37 C
38 A
39 C
40 B
41 A
42 B
43 D
44 C
Math Test—
No Calculator
Section 3
1 C
2 B
3 A
4 A
5 D
6 C
7 A
8 C
9 A
10 A
11 C
12 B
13 D
14 100
15 600
16 4
17 20
Math Test—
Calculator
Section 4
1 A
2 C
3 C
4 B
5 D
6 C
7 C
8 B
9 C
10 C
11 A
12 D
13 C
14 B
15 B
16 B
17 A
18 B
19 D
20 A
21 D
22 A
23 A
24 C
25 C
26 B
27 D
28 2
29 13
30 7
31 27.2
Reading
Test
Section 1
1 C
2 B
3 D
4 B
5 D
6 D
7 B
8 A
9 A
10 B
11 B
12 C
13 D
14 A
15 A
16 C
17 D
18 D
19 A
20 D
21 D
22 C
23 B
24 B
25 A
26 C
27 C
28 A
29 B
30 C
31 D
32 B
33 A
34 D
35 C
36 A
37 A
38 A
39 C
40 B
41 D
42 A
43 C
44 C
45 A
46 D
47 B
Writing and
Language Test
Section 2
1 A
2 B
3 C
4 D
5 B
6 B
7 A
8 D
9 C
10 D
11 A
12 C
13 B
14 D
15 D
16 D
17 B
18 C
19 A
20 B
21 A
22 B
23 B
24 B
25 B
26 D
27 C
28 D
29 C
30 A
31 A
32 C
33 D
34 B
35 D
36 C
37 C
38 A
39 C
40 B
41 A
42 B
43 D
44 C
Math Test—
No Calculator
Section 3
1 A
2 D
3 C
4 B
5 B
6 C
7 A
8 A
9 C
10 A
11 B
12 D
13 C
14 100
15 600
16 20
17 4
Math Test—
Calculator
Section 4
1 C
2 C
3 B
4 D
5 A
6 C
7 C
8 C
9 C
10 B
11 B
12 A
13 D
14 C
15 B
16 D
17 A
18 B
19 A
20 B
21 C
22 D
23 A
24 A
25 C
26 B
27 D
28 13
29 2
30 7
31 27.2
Reading
Test
Section 1
1 D
2 C
3 B
4 B
5 D
6 D
7 B
8 A
9 A
10 B
11 B
12 C
13 A
14 A
15 D
16 C
17 D
18 A
19 D
20 D
21 D
22 C
23 B
24 A
25 B
26 C
27 A
28 B
29 C
30 B
31 C
32 D
33 A
34 D
35 C
36 A
37 A
38 A
39 B
40 D
41 A
42 C
43 C
44 C
45 D
46 B
47 A
Writing and
Language Test
Section 2
1 B
2 B
3 B
4 D
5 C
6 D
7 C
8 A
9 A
10 C
11 D
12 A
13 B
14 C
15 D
16 B
17 B
18 A
19 D
20 C
21 D
22 A
23 C
24 B
25 D
26 D
27 D
28 B
29 C
30 A
31 B
32 A
33 B
34 B
35 D
36 C
37 C
38 A
39 C
40 B
41 A
42 B
43 D
44 C
Math Test—
No Calculator
Section 3
1 B
2 B
3 A
4 D
5 C
6 A
7 A
8 C
9 A
10 C
11 D
12 C
13 B
14 600
15 100
16 4
17 20
Math Test—
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Section 4
1 C
2 C
3 B
4 D
5 A
6 C
7 B
8 C
9 C
10 C
11 B
12 A
13 D
14 C
15 B
16 D
17 A
18 B
19 A
20 B
21 C
22 C
23 D
24 A
25 A
26 B
27 D
28 13
29 2
30 7
31 27.2
Reading
Test
Section 1
1 B
2 D
3 C
4 B
5 D
6 A
7 A
8 D
9 B
10 B
11 B
12 C
13 D
14 A
15 A
16 C
17 D
18 D
19 A
20 D
21 D
22 C
23 B
24 A
25 B
26 C
27 B
28 C
29 A
30 D
31 B
32 C
33 A
34 D
35 C
36 A
37 A
38 A
39 C
40 B
41 D
42 A
43 C
44 C
45 A
46 D
47 B
Writing and
Language Test
Section 2
1 A
2 B
3 C
4 D
5 B
6 B
7 A
8 D
9 C
10 D
11 A
12 C
13 B
14 D
15 D
16 D
17 B
18 C
19 A
20 B
21 A
22 B
23 B
24 B
25 B
26 D
27 C
28 D
29 C
30 A
31 A
32 C
33 D
34 B
35 D
36 C
37 C
38 A
39 C
40 B
41 A
42 B
43 D
44 C
Math Test—
No Calculator
Section 3
1 A
2 D
3 C
4 B
5 B
6 A
7 C
8 A
9 A
10 C
11 D
12 C
13 B
14 600
15 100
16 4
17 20
Math Test—
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Section 4
1 C
2 C
3 B
4 D
5 A
6 C
7 C
8 C
9 B
10 C
11 D
12 C
13 B
14 B
15 A
16 A
17 B
18 D
19 A
20 B
21 A
22 C
23 C
24 D
25 A
26 B
27 D
28 13
29 2
30 7
31 27.2

Score Conversion

Score conversions show how raw scores are converted into test scores, cross-test scores, and subscores.

Important Notes

  • The section score for the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section is calculated by adding the Reading Test score to the Writing and Language Test score and multiplying that figure by 10.

  • The section score for the Math section is calculated by multiplying the Math Test score by 20.

  • There is no advantage or disadvantage in taking any particular test form.

  • On every test, certain scores are not available, and are referred to as "score gaps." Score gaps emerge as a result of a statistical process called "equating" in which the number of questions answered correctly and the difficulty of the questions are both considered when scoring across the different tests taken nationwide. Although College Board works to develop tests with the same level of difficulty, the questions in them differ and therefore some can be slightly easier or more difficult than others. This can influence the placement of the score gaps throughout the scaled score range. With equating, test scores are equivalent and valid, regardless of when students tested or the level of difficulty of the test they took.

  • Score conversions will not be available for the tests administered on Saturday, October 16, 2021, or for schools participating in the test administration study.

Raw Score
(# of correct answers)
Reading
Test Score
Writing and Language
Test Score
Math
Test Score
48     38
47 38   37.5
46 38   37
45 37   36.5
44 37 38 36
43 36 38 35.5
42 36 37 34.5
41 35 36 33.5
40 35 35 32.5
39 34 34 32
38 34 34 31.5
37 33 33 31
36 32 33 30.5
35 32 32 30
34 31 32 30
33 30 31 29.5
32 29 30 29
31 29 30 29
30 28 29 28.5
29 28 29 28
28 27 28 28
27 27 27 27.5
26 26 27 27
25 26 26 27
24 25 26 26.5
23 25 25 26
22 24 25 25.5
21 23 24 25
20 23 23 24.5
19 22 22 24
18 22 22 23.5
17 21 21 23
16 20 20 22.5
15 20 20 22
14 19 19 21
13 18 18 20.5
12 17 17 20
11 17 16 19
10 16 16 18.5
9 16 15 17.5
8 15 14 16.5
7 14 14 15.5
6 13 13 14.5
5 12 13 13.5
4 11 12 12.5
3 10 11 11.5
2 10 10 10.5
1 9 9 9
0 8 8 8
Raw Score
(# of correct answers)
Reading
Test Score
Writing and Language
Test Score
Math
Test Score
48     38
47 38   37
46 38   36.5
45 37   35.5
44 36 38 35
43 36 38 34
42 36 37 33.5
41 35 36 32.5
40 35 35 32
39 34 35 31.5
38 34 34 31
37 33 34 30.5
36 32 33 30.5
35 32 32 30
34 31 32 29.5
33 30 31 29
32 30 31 29
31 29 30 28.5
30 28 29 28.5
29 28 29 28
28 27 28 27.5
27 27 28 27.5
26 26 27 27
25 26 26 26.5
24 25 26 26
23 25 25 25.5
22 24 24 25.5
21 24 23 25
20 23 22 24.5
19 23 22 24
18 22 21 23.5
17 21 20 23
16 21 19 22
15 20 18 21.5
14 19 17 21
13 19 17 20
12 18 16 19.5
11 17 16 19
10 17 15 18
9 16 15 17
8 16 14 16
7 15 14 15
6 14 13 14
5 13 12 13
4 12 12 12
3 11 11 11
2 10 10 10
1 9 9 9
0 8 8 8