Taken in the 10th grade (and also in 8th grade for those scoring at or above the 93rd percentile), the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a state-required standardized test assessing skills in reading, writing and language, and math. It is administered by the College Board and cosponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The 10th-grade scores from the PSAT/NMSQT are used to determine eligibility and qualification for the National Merit Scholarship Program. For more information on the PSAT, visit the College Board. Find out more about the National Merit Scholarship.