NTSE Punjab Answer Key 2018
Sachin Malik, 13 Jun 2018, #NTSE

NTSE Punjab Answer Key 2018 – SCERT Punjab releases the official answer key of NTSE Punjab stage 1 in the second week of November. NTSE Punjab answer key will be uploaded in the official website of State Council of Educational Research & Training (SCERT), Punjab. The same will be provided below in this article as soon as it is available. Students will be able to compare their answers with the answer key and analyse their performance in the national talent search exam. Apart from the official NTSE Punjab Answer Key 2018, coaching institutes such as Akash, Allen, Resonance, FIITJEE, will also release Punjab NTSE answer keys. These will be available online by the first week of November. NTSE Punjab 2018 consists of two stages – stage 1 is conducted in the in the first week of November, while stage 2 is held in May 2019. Scroll down for further details on NTSE Punjab answer key 2018 and how to use it.



NTSE Punjab Answer Key 2018:


Answer key to NTSE Punjab 2018 is supposed to help you with calculating your estimate scores without having to wait for the results being announced officially. Answer-keys to NTSE stage 1 are also released by various coaching institutes as mentioned earlier. After calculating your marks by referring to NTSE Punjab Answer Key 2018, you should check your scores against the qualifying scores for the next stages. Make sure that you have scored the qualifying score for each section for NTSE stage 1 - MAT, Language Comprehension Test, and SAT. If you have failed to reach the qualifying score for any of these sections, you automatically fail to qualify for the national stage.

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NTSE Punjab Cut off 2018 are predetermined by NCERT and SCERT, combined. While checking NTSE Punjab Answer Key, candidates also need to be aware of the qualifying cutoff for NTSE Punjab stage 1. The subject and category wise expected cut-off of NTSE Punjab 2018 is as follows:

Name of the examination

Maximum marks

Qualifying cut-off

Mental Ability Test (MAT)


General 40% (20 marks)


ST/SC/PH 35% (17.5 marks)

Language Comprehension Tests (Hindi and English)


General 40% ( 20 marks)


ST/SC/PH 35% ( 17.5 marks)

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)


General 40% (60 marks)


ST/SC/PH 35% (52.5 marks)


NTSE Punjab Overall Cut off:

After section wise cut off for NTSE Punjab exam 2018, you should refer your NTSE Punjab Answer key 2018 to the overall qualifying cut off for NTSE Punjab exams provided below.



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About NTSE


NTSE or National Talent Search examination was launched in 1961 by the government of India for secondary students in Delhi, under the National Council for Educational Research and Training (formed in 1961). Back then, only 10 scholarships were issued by the state, which were accessible to class 11 students studying in Delhi. It was in the year 1964, first revision of NTSE examinations occurred, under which, the scope of the talent search was extended to all the states and union-territories in India, and the number of scholarships offered were increased to 350. Later on, after the introduction of 10+2+3 education system by National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT), the talent-search was further revised, where the number of scholarships was increased to 500, and eventually, 1000.

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