PSAT to SAT Conversion

Have you ever wondered what your SAT score would without even taking the SAT test? sounds confusing right, actually you can with the help of your PSAT scores. Learn more about PSAT to SAT Conversion.

Updated by Selva Kumar on 23rd January 2020

Preparing for the SAT is tough, but yet important for the student to get into his dream college. That is why your PSAT scores help you, you may have a question “how does the PSAT score help you in SAT?” keep reading this article to find out how your PSAT scores help you in SAT and more.

What is the PSAT?

The PSAT, which was initially called Pre-SAT, is a standardized test conducted by the College Board to the 10th and 11th grades. It is the same College Board which administers the SAT, the main purpose of the PSAT is to give the students a taste of how the SAT looks like. So is the PSAT just a demo-testing? the answer is No, scoring a good PSAT score makes you eligible for the National Merit Scholarship, so it is also referred to as the NMQST (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test)

Though the PSAT scores are not considered in the college admissions, it helps you estimate how well you could perform in the SAT test. Afterall the SAT scores play a crucial role in the student’s college admission process.

Also read: What is a Good PSAT Score?

PSAT to SAT Conversion Table

The following table contains the comparison of scores between the PSAT and SAT, in case if you want to know the estimation of what your SAT score will be, converted form your PSAT score.

PSAT Scores

SAT Scores

400

630

410

640

420

650

430

650

440

660

450

670

460

680

470

690

480

700

490

700

500

710

510

720

520

730

530

740

540

750

550

760

560

760

570

770

580

780

590

790

600

800

610

810

620

810

630

820

640

830

650

840

660

850

670

860

680

870

690

870

700

880

710

890

720

900

730

910

740

920

750

920

760

930

770

940

780

950

790

960

800

970

810

970

820

980

830

990

840

1000

850

1010

860

1020

870

1030

880

1030

890

1040

900

1050

910

1060

920

1070

930

1080

940

1080

950

1090

960

1100

970

1110

980

1120

990

1130

1000

1140

1010

1140

1020

1150

1030

1160

1040

1170

1050

1180

1060

1190

1070

1190

1080

1200

1090

1210

1100

1220

1110

1230

1120

1240

1130

1240

1140

1250

1150

1260

1160

1270

1170

1280

1180

1290

1190

1300

1200

1300

1210

1310

1220

1320

1230

1330

1240

1340

1250

1350

1260

1350

1270

1360

1280

1370

1290

1380

1300

1390

1310

1400

1320

1410

1330

1410

1340

1420

1350

1430

1360

1440

1370

1450

1380

1460

1390

1460

1400

1470

1410

1480

1420

1490

1430

1500

1440

1510

1450

1510

1460

1520

1470

1530

1480

1540

1490

1550

1500

1560

1510

1570

1520

1570

Also Read: Highest PSAT Score?

Conclusion

Both the PSAT and the SAT tests are administered by the College Board. The PSAT acts as a predictor of how well one could perform on the SAT. The purpose of the PSAT doesn’t stop there, it is also used as a qualification test for the National Merit Scholarship.

Generally, the PSAT test will be conducted at least a few months before the SAT. so in the meantime, after taking the PSAT test, you can identify the area which needs improvement and work on them so that you can perform well in the SAT.

Also Read: What is a Good SAT Score?