NTSE Telangana 2018 Question Paper, Response Key, Result and Cut off

Last Updated - March 10 2018

The Directorate of Government Examinations, functioning under the Ministry of Secondary Education, Telangana, is responsible for organizing and delivery of:

  • Declaration of the names of aspirants shortlisted for the national-level NTSE Stage II. Check Here NTSE Telangana 2018 Response Key
  • Announce of Response Key
  • State-level NTSE Stage I test
  • Cut-Off Score and
  • Evaluation of the Test
  • Publishing Results

Accordingly, Telangana NTSE 2017-2018 was organized on November 5, 2017 and result were announced on February 15, 2018. Read More How to download NTSE Telangana Result?

NTSE (National Talent Search Examination) is organized every year, in two stages – Stage I at the State-level and Stage II at the National-level. The state-level test is organized by the State Authority while the National level test is organized by NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training). Powered with the mission to identify and nurture talent, NCERT invites students pursuing in class X to appear for NTSE 2018 in order to shortlist and award scholarships to deserving students till the Doctorate level of academic studies.

NTSE Telangana 2018: Question Paper

The NTSE Stage I question Paper is divided into 3 sections: Language Comprehension Test, Mental Ability Test, and Scholastic Ability test. The distribution of questions, the maximum Marks per section and time allotted for each of the sections in the Stage I Test is tabulated below:

PaperNumber of questionsMaximum MarksTime Allotted
Language Comprehension Test (Telegu//Urdu/English)505045 minutes
Mental Ability Test505045 minutes
Scholastic Ability Test10010090 minutes

Please note that each accurate response in NTSE Stage I carries 1 mark. There is no provision for negative marking in the state level test.

MAT and SAT sections in the NTSE Stage I question paper have multiple choice questions with 4 alternatives, the accurate response has to be marked on an OMR Sheet. The LCT section is qualifying in nature and the marks scored in this section is not added to the aspirants’ total score or considered as a deciding factor in the final merit list. Check NTSE Telangana 2018 Cut-Off Scores

NTSE Telangana 2018: Response Key

NTSE response keys with the solutions to the clear question paper are published on the official website http://bse.telangana.gov.in/, by the examination authority soon after the exam is over. The purpose of the response key is to help aspirants to check their responses against those from the experts and draw a rough estimate of their scores and ranks in the test even before the NTSE results are declared. Aspirants can verify their scores the official response keys on the official website. The exam organizing authority announces a final set of response keys, after considering the objections raised by aspirants. The examination authority also allows aspirants to challenge the response key, backed by substantial proof. Based on this final response key, the scores for the NTSE Results are charted.

NTSE Telangana 2018: Result Pattern

Telangana NTSE 2018 Result will have the following details printed on it:

  • Aspirants’ Name
  • Total Score (MAT and SAT Marks took together)
  • Aspirants’ School Name
  • Rank Secured
  • Sectional Marks Secured in by aspirants in LCT, MAT, & SAT
  • Aspirants’ Gender, Category & Physical Disability (if any)
  • Aspirants’ Roll No.

NTSE Telangana 2018: How to download Result?

Telangana NTSE 2018 Results are available to download on the official website http://bse.telangana.gov.in/. Aspirants can reach their personal result in the following steps:

  • The result will be displayed on-screen.
  • Visit Telangana NTSE official website http://bse.telangana.gov.in/
  • Enter aspirant’s NTSE 2018 Roll Number.
  • Click the NTSE Result 2018 tab on the homepage.
  • Download, save and obtain prints of the document for future reference.

NTSE Telangana 2018: Cut-Off Scores

Cut-Off Score is the at least score that aspirants need to secure in NTSE Stage I in order to qualify for Stage II national-level exam. The scores are announced soon after the declaration of results separately for each aspirant category. The cut-off scores are dependent on several factors like the total number of aspirants appearing for the test, level of difficulty of the question paper, earlier year’s cut-off scores etc.

The Sectional qualifying marks for NTSE Stage I are tabulated below, as per aspirant category:

CategorySectionQualifying marks

The cut-off scores of NTSE Telangana 2018 for each category, has been announced. In order to fully comprehend the trend of NTSE cut-off scores, in the following comparative table, the present year’s category-wise cut-off scores are tabulated along with the corresponding retrospective data from the earlier three years.

CategoryCut-Off 2017-18Cut-Off 2016-17Cut-Off 2015-16Cut-Off 2014-15
PH Visual82737574
PH Hearing8791
PH Ortho79107

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