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PSAT/NMSQT and 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 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+ 98
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 91
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 83
1200 92 92 90 82
1190 91 91 89 80
1180 91 90 88 79
1170 90 89 87 78
1160 89 88 86 76
1150 88 87 85 75
1140 87 86 84 73
1130 86 85 83 72
1120 84 84 82 70
1110 83 82 81 69
1100 82 81 79 67
1090 81 80 77 65
1080 79 78 76 64
1070 78 77 74 62
1060 76 75 73 60
1050 75 74 70 58
1040 73 72 68 57
1030 71 71 65 55
1020 69 69 63 53
1010 67 67 61 51
1000 65 66 59 49
990 63 64 57 47
980 62 62 55 46
970 60 60 53 44
960 58 59 51 42
950 56 57 48 40
940 54 55 46 39
930 52 53 44 37
920 50 51 42 35
910 48 49 39 33
900 46 47 37 32
890 44 45 35 30
880 42 43 33 29
870 40 41 31 27
860 38 40 29 25
850 36 38 28 24
840 33 36 26 22
830 31 34 24 21
820 28 32 21 20
810 26 30 20 18
800 24 28 18 17
790 22 26 15 15
780 19 24 14 14
770 17 22 12 13
760 15 20 10 11
750 13 18 8 10
740 11 16 8 9
730 9 14 7 8
720 8 12 5 7
710 6 11 3 6
700 5 9 2 5
690 4 8 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 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-
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 96
710 99+ 97 98 96
700 99+ 96 98 95
690 99 95 97 95
680 99 94 97 94
670 98 92 96 93
660 97 91 95 92
650 96 89 95 91
640 95 87 94 90
630 93 85 93 89
620 91 82 92 87
610 90 80 91 85
600 88 77 90 84
590 86 75 88 81
580 85 72 86 79
570 82 69 83 76
560 80 66 81 73
550 77 62 77 70
540 74 59 73 67
530 71 56 69 64
520 67 52 65 60
510 63 49 62 57
500 60 45 58 54
490 55 42 54 50
480 50 39 49 46
470 46 36 43 42
460 42 34 40 39
450 39 31 37 34
440 35 28 31 30
430 31 26 26 27
420 28 23 23 23
410 26 21 20 21
400 23 18 18 17
390 20 16 14 14
380 16 14 11 12
370 12 11 9 10
360 10 9 6 7
350 7 7 3 6
340 6 5 2 5
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-