What should I bring to the PSAT on test day?

PSAT Test Day – What to Bring on Test Day

You studied, you got a good night’s sleep—now what? It’s time to get ready for PSAT test day! Here is a list of items you should and shouldn’t bring to the PSAT.

What to Bring

  • A photo ID
  • No. 2 pencils with erasers
  • An acceptable calculator with extra batteries
  • A watch to keep track of time (watches with alarms are not allowed)
  • Social security number (optional)
  • Email address (optional)

What NOT to Bring

  • Highlighters or pens
  • Extra paper
  • A cell phone
  • An iPod
  • A camera
  • A timer with an audible alarm
  • Books or dictionaries
  • Snacks or drinks

Related Topics

  • Test day is over. Now what? Find out when your child’s PSAT scores will be available. Visit our PSAT Results page to learn about the PSAT Score Report and how to interpret your child’s results.
  • For general information about the PSAT Test, visit our PSAT Test page.
  • Wondering how PSAT scores are calculated? Visit our PSAT Scores page to find out.
  • Visit our National Merit Scholarship Qualifications page to find out if your child’s scores qualify him or her for a National Merit Scholarship.

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