NTSE (National Talent Scholarship Examination) Puducherry Cut off, Question Paper, Answer Key, Result 2018

Last Updated - April 04 2018

The State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), Puducherry has declared the result of NTSE Puducherry 2018 on February 27. Aspirants with their names in the merit list of NTSE Puducherry 2018 result are applicable to appear for the Stage 2 of NTSE 2018 scheduled to be held on May 13, 2018.

  • The final result of NTSE will be declared in August. 
  • The number of students passed NTSE Puducherry stage 1 is 10.
  • Along with the names of shortlisted aspirants, NTSE Puducherry Result 2018 comprises aspirants' roll number and school name.

National Talent Scholarship Examination Puducherry Question Paper 2018

NTS Examination Stage-I paper was divided into two parts: Part-I and Part-II.

Part-I is further divided into two sections: Language Comprehension Test(LCT), and Mental Ability Test (MAT), Part-II is Scholastic Ability Test(SAT). Each accurate response is honoured 1 mark and there is no negative marking at this stage. Aspirants have to mark the accurate response to each question on the OMR Sheet. The question paper has multiple choice questions with 4 alternatives.

  • Aspirants have to select one language from Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi, or French and English will be mandatory to solve the LCT section. However, the LCT section is qualifying in nature and the marks scored in this section are not additive to aspirants’ total score. LCT score plays no role in the final state-level merit list.
  • Mental Ability Test(MAT) section tests the ability of aspirants to judge their power of reasoning, ability to think, evaluate and discriminate, spatial orientation, etc.
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test assesses aspirants’ academic knowledge from  the subjects of Science(Physics, Chemistry and Biology), Mathematics,  and Social Studies(History, Geography, Political Science and Economics)

Given below are the details of the questions paper format of Puducherry NTSE for class X 2018:

TESTNo. Of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Allotted
Part-I: LCT and MAT
Language Comprehension Test Language-I: Tamil/Telugu/Malayalam/Hindi/French Language-II: English50(25+25)50(25+25)45 minutes
Mental Ability Test505045 minutes
Mathematics202090 minutes
Social Studies4040

Response Key of NTSE Puducherry 2018

Directorate of School Education, Puducherry will announce NTSE response keys for Stage-I along with the solutions for Stage-I on its official website, after the examination is concluded. The main focus of the response key is to help aspirants check their responses and get an idea of the marks they might score.

  • Aspirants can also challenge the provisional response key. The challenge must be backed by a substantial proof. 
  • The final response key is announced along with NTSE Stage-I Results.
  • Aspirants can download their response(OMR) sheet from the website and compare their answers which they submitted with the official response key.

NTSE Puducherry Result 2018

Puducherry NTSE Result/Scorecard will have the following details on it:

  1. Aspirants’ Name
  2. Aspirants’ Roll Number
  3. Aspirants’ School Name
  4. Gender
  5. Category
  6. Physical Disability (if any)
  7. Marks Secured in each section.
  8. Total Marks secured
  9. State Rank

How to Check Result of Puducherry NTSE 2018?

Aspirants can find below the steps to check the result of Puducherry NTSE 2018:

  1. Log in to the official website of Puducherry NTSE 2018.
  2. Click on NTSE 2018 Result.
  3. Now enter your roll number, date of birth(mm/dd/yy), and the captcha code.
  4. The result will appear on the screen.
  5. Download and take a printout of the result and save a copy for future reference.

NTSE Puducherry Cut Off 2018

DSE, Puducherry announced the cutoff for NTSE 2018 on January 30, 2018, along with the result of Stage-I.

The merit list of 10 successful aspirants who met the cut off criteria was also announced on the same date. 

The at least marks which an aspirant must score in all the three papers, viz. MAT, SAT, and LC to be applicable for NTSE Stage-II are given below:

CategorySectionQualifying marks

Puducherry NTSE 2018 Cut Off Score is the at least number aspirants must score in order to qualify for Stage II exam. The cut off depends on the different factors like:

  • The difficulty level of examination
  • Number of Students Attempting the Paper
  • Regulation of DSE, Pondicherry
  • Earlier Year cutoff trends

The cut off scores of Puducherry NTSE 2018 for each category has been tabulated in the following table.

CategoryNTSE Cut off 2018NTSE Cut off 2017
Differently Abled8478

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