For many high school students, taking the PSAT/NMSQT is their first concrete step toward preparing for the SAT and planning for college. This exam also serves as the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, enabling the highest scoring test takers an opportunity to win one of several scholarships. This manual presents a diagnostic test and six full-length practice tests with all questions answered and explained. It also presents vocabulary-building word lists, and subject reviews with practice questions in critical reading, math reasoning, and writing skills. Added features include an overview of the PSAT/NMSQT, study advice, and test-taking tips.