PSAT Practice Books





Question Banks for PSAT Practice

Cracking PSAT can only be possible by rigorous practice. Although the syllabus is the same as your academics in junior grades of high school, you require extra practice to attempt the types of questions. This is because the questions will not be directly asked as in your academic exams. You require extra aptitude to solve those questions which might probably be asked with mixed concepts. For this reason, you must be thoroughly prepared in view of the test. You must improve your knowledge, competence, speed and consistency which are the most crucial aspects of test taking abilities. This can be achieved by effectively making use of good books.

About Question Banks

Usually, there are two types of books available currently. Some practice books provide you both theoretical explanations of the concepts and questions for your practice. The other types of books are those which provide you only test papers and questions for your practice. The first type of books is advised for you if you either prepare by self or online. If you have joined a coaching institute, it is better that you use the second type of books since you would already have comprehensive tutorial sessions at your institute. It would help if you focus more on practicing.

Let us now look into some good practice tests and know about what they have to offer to you.

Barron’s PSAT/NMSQT Guide

Barron’s need no introduction as it is one of the most famous book publishers currently. This book very firstly offers you a diagnostic test so that you can have an idea of your performance, strengths and weaknesses. It provides you with six full-length practice tests and many sample questions with explanations for you to grasp the concepts better. There will be no CD included in it for you. However, you get many study tips and strong vocabulary building plans. It is a good value for your money. Barron’s has by far been the best publisher of books for this test that can help you score high especially in the Critical Reading and the Writing Skills sections.

Cracking the PSAT/NMSQT

Cracking the PSAT/NMSQT is an international best-selling book by the famous publishing house, "The Princeton Review". The cracking series of books for all the competitive examinations are regarded as the best fully comprehensive preparation books for any starter student. This book primarily focuses on providing you with test tacking tips and strategies that would help you improve your efficiency and save time. You will have two full-length practice tests will full explanations for your better understanding. Although this book doesn’t come with a CD, you can receive study guidance on The Princeton Review’s website.

Kaplan PSAT Study Guide

As you may know, Kaplan’s books are among the efficient books from the elite publishing companies. Furthermore from the top books, Kaplan's practice books are in fact cheaper in price compared to other best-selling books. This book offers you good strategies for improving your overall test taking abilities. It provides you with three full-length practice tests. Moreover, on purchasing this book, you will be qualified for the Kaplan’s extra online guidance provided on their website.

11 Practice Tests for SAT & PSAT

This book is published by "The Princeton Review" and is considered one of the best books that come with full-length test papers exclusively for practicing. In fact, out of the 11 practice papers that this book promises, 10 are for SAT and one is for PSAT. However, since both cover same syllabi with very slight differences, you can count on this book for preparing for the PSAT.