NTSE Uttar Pradesh 2018 Question Paper, Answer key, Result & Cut off

Last Updated - April 05 2018

Uttar Pradesh Council of Educational Research and Training has released the NTSE Uttar Pradesh 2018 result in online method on its official website. NTSE 2017-2018 stage 1 was organized on November 4-5, 2017 and results were announced on February 8, 2018 along with the cut-off score. Aspirants who have qualified in stage 1 will compete in the national-level Stage II of NTSE scheduled on May 13, 2018.

  • The final result of NTSE Uttar Pradesh comprising stage 2 result will be declared in the month of August.
  • Aspirants can check their NTSE Uttar Pradesh 2018 result by clicking on the link mentioned on the official website.
  • The NTSE Uttar Pradesh Result 2018 contains aspirants name, roll number, date of birth, school name, marks obtained by aspirants in MAT, SAT and Language Test.

NTSE (National Talent Search Examination) is a scholarship test organized by NCERT to identify and nurture young talent in India. Students pursuing in class X can appear for NTSE 2018 in order to receive scholarship till Doctorate level of their academics.

NTSE Uttar Pradesh 2018: Question Paper

The NTSE Stage I question paper is divided into 3 sections that are Language Comprehension Test (LCT), Mental Ability Test (MAT), and Scholastic Ability Test (SAT). Following table shows the details of distribution of questions, maximum marks and time allotted for each section.

SectionsNumber of questionsMaximum MarksTime Allotted
Language Comprehension Test (Hindi/English)505045 minutes
Mental Ability Test505045 minutes
Scholastic Ability Test10010090 minutes

Each accurate response in the MAT and SAT of NTSE stage 1 exam carries 1 mark. Also, there is no negative marking in the state level test.

  • The MAT section evaluates aspirants’ reasoning skills, ability to think and spatial orientation etc. Questions in MAT section are based on analogies, series, formats, coding-decoding, problem-solving etc.
  • The LCT section is qualifying in nature. The marks obtained in this section are not added to the aspirants’ total score, so it is not considered as a decisive factor in the final state-level merit list.
  • MAT and SAT sections in the NTSE Stage I have MCQs with 4 alternatives. Aspirants have to mark the accurate response to each question on the OMR Sheet.
  • The SAT section evaluates aspirants’ academic knowledge and covers the subjects of Mathematics, Science and Social Sciences of Class X and IX level.  

NTSE Uttar Pradesh Response Key 2018

NTSE response keys with the solutions for Stage I is announced on the Uttar Pradesh NTSE official website scertup.co.in, after the exam is over. Here’s how you can check NTSE official response keys. The NTSE response key aims to help the aspirants in checking their responses and get an idea of the score they might secure.

  1. Visit the official website of UP SCERT and click on NTSE Response Keys 2018.
  2. After downloading the response key, save it and download the OMR sheets to evaluate themselves.
  3. Aspirants can download their personal OMR sheets published on the website and they can compare the responses which they submitted in the exam with the official response key.
  4. Aspirants can also challenge the response key if they are backed by substantial proof. Based on that proof, a revised set of response key will be uploaded on the official website, if the challenge is accepted.  
  5. This final response key is the basis for the NTSE Results.

NTSE Uttar Pradesh Result 2018

Uttar Pradesh NTSE 2018 Result will be a scorecard and it will have the following details mentioned on it:

  • Aspirants’ Roll No.
  • Aspirants’ Gender, Category & Physical Disability Status
  • Grand Total
  • Aspirants’ Name
  • Marks Secured in by aspirants in LCT, MAT, & SAT
  • Rank Secured
  • Name of School

How to check the Result?

Uttar Pradesh NTSE 2018 Results are available to download on the official website. Aspirants can reach their result in the following steps:

  1. Visit Uttar Pradesh NTSE official website scertup.co.in.
  2. Click the NTSE Result 2018 tab.
  3. Enter your roll number.
  4. The result will be displayed on-screen.
  5. You can then download and take a print out of the document for the future reference.

NTSE Uttar Pradesh 2018: Cut Off Scores

NTSE Cut-off score is the at least score that aspirants required to score in the exam in order to qualify for NTSE Stage II exam. The cut-off scores are changed every year based on considering variables like:

  • Number of Students appeared for the Paper
  • The difficulty level of examination
  • Regulation of the exam organizing authority
  • Earlier Year NTSE cutoff trends

The qualifying marks for each section of NTSE Stage I are mentioned below in the table as per aspirant’s category:

CategorySectionQualifying marks
GeneralLAT20
MAT20
SAT40
SC/ST/PHCLAT16
MAT16
SAT32

The overall cut-off scores of Uttar Pradesh NTSE 2018 for each category has also been announced. The following table contains category wise cutoff for UP NTSE 2018 stage 1.  

CategoryCut Off 2017-18
General133
SC115
ST109
PH81

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