The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test is similar in content to the SAT, but it also gives students the chance to qualify for a National Merit Scholarship. If a student is able to score highly enough on the exam, he or she becomes eligible to apply for a number of $2500 scholarships awarded by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Although not generally regarded as significant as the SAT itself, the PSAT is nonetheless a promising chance for a student to obtain both an impressive scholarship and a cash reward for achievement.  Like the SAT, the content on the PSAT is considered very tricky, but also learnable; having a tutor experienced in teaching the very best techniques available for conquering the exam can give you a better chance at qualifying for the National Merit Scholarship, in addition to giving you more advance practice in preparation for the SAT.