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Uttarakhand NTSE 2018: Question Paper, Answer Key, Result, Cut-Off

Last Updated - March 09, 2018

Uttarakhand NTSE 2017-2018 was conducted on November 5, 2017 and results were released on February 2, 2018 along with the cut-off score. 43 candidates have qualified to compete in the national-level Stage II NTSE scheduled on May 13, 2018. Check Here Uttarakhand NTSE 2018 Cut-Off Scores

State Council of Educational Research and Training, Uttarakhand, is responsible for:

  • Convening the state-level NTSE Stage I test
  • Release of Answer Key
  • Evaluation of the Test
  • Publishing Results and Cut-Off Score
  • Declaration of the names of candidates shortlisted for the national-level NTSE Stage II.

NTSE (National Talent Search Examination) is an NCERT mission to identify and nurture talent. Students studying in class X can appear for NTSE 2018 in order to receive scholarship till Doctorate level of their academic careers. Read More Uttarakhand NTSE 2018 Result

Uttarakhand NTSE 2018: Question Paper

The NTSE Stage I question paper is divided into 3 sections: Language Comprehension Test (LCT), Mental Ability Test (MAT), and Scholastic Ability test (SAT). Given below are the details of distribution of questions, maximum marks and time allotted.

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 exam carries 1 mark. Also, 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. Candidates have to mark the correct answer to each question on the OMR Sheet.

The LCT section is qualifying in nature and the marks scored in this section are not additive to the candidates’ total score. LCT 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 judge independently, spatial orientation etc. Questions in this section are based on analogies, series, pattern perception, coding-decoding, problem-solving etc.

The SAT section assesses candidates’ academic knowledge and covers the subjects of Mathematics, Science and Social Sciences of Class IX and X level.

Uttarakhand NTSE 2018: Answer Key

NTSE answer keys with the solutions for Stage I is hosted on the Uttarakhand NTSE official website, after the exam is over.

  • Candidates can retrieve their individual OMR sheets hosted on the website and compare the answers which they submitted in the exam with the official answer key.
  • Candidates can also challenge the answer key, backed by substantial proof. Based on that, a revised set of answer key is uploaded on the official website.
  • This final answer key forms the basis for the NTSE Results. The answer key aims to help the candidates in checking their answers and get an idea of the score they might attain.

NTSE part-wise Answer Keys is given below:

Part I (English)

LCT 2018
Part I (Hindi)LCT 2018
Part IIMAT 2018
Part IIISAT 2018

Uttarakhand NTSE 2018: Result

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

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

How to check the Result?

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

  • Visit Uttarakhand NTSE official website
  • Click the NTSE Result 2018 tab.
  • Enter candidate’s roll number.
  • The result will be displayed on-screen.
  • Download and take a print of the document for future reference. Check Here Uttarakhand NTSE 2018 Result

Uttarakhand NTSE 2018: Cut-Off Scores

Cut-Off Score is the minimum score that candidates need to score in the exam, in order to qualify for Stage II exam. The cut-off scores are charted, considering variables like:

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

The qualifying marks for each section of NTSE Stage I are tabulated below, as per candidate category:

CategorySectionQualifying marks

The cut-off scores of Uttarakhand NTSE 2018 for each category, has been released and is tabulated in the following figure.

CategoryCut-Off 2017-18



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