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

Last Updated - April 05, 2018

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

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

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

Uttar Pradesh NTSE 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 correct answer in the MAT and SAT of NTSE stage 1 exam carries 1 mark. Also, there is no negative marking in the state level test.

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

Uttar Pradesh NTSE 2018 Answer Key

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

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

Uttar Pradesh NTSE 2018 Result

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

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

How to check the Result?

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

  1. Visit Uttar Pradesh NTSE official website
  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.

Uttar Pradesh NTSE 2018: Cut Off Scores

NTSE Cut-off score is the minimum score that candidates need 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:

  • Difficulty level of examination
  • Regulation of the exam conducting authority
  • Previous Year NTSE cutoff trends
  • Number of Students appeared for the Paper

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

CategorySectionQualifying marks

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

CategoryCut Off 2017-18



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