The PSAT/NMSQT is a standardized, multiple-choice test that includes three sections: critical reading, mathematics and writing. In addition to high school students, middle school students CURRENTLY registered for Math II and Math III may register to take the PSAT NMSQT. Access the College Board Website for help in deciding if the PSAT/NMSQT is right for you. Scoring well on this exam is one of the criteria by which 11th grade students can qualify for a National Merit scholarship. Middle school students will pay the $17 exam fee. All students will take the PSAT/NMSQT, not the PSAT 8/9 or PSAT 10.