NTSE Punjab Cutoff 2019
Sachin Malik, 13 Nov 2018, #NTSE

NTSE Punjab cutoff 2019: SCERT, Punjab will release the cut off of NTSE Punjab in the second week of March along with the result. NTSE Punjab cut off 2019 serves as the qualifying criteria for the national NTSE 2019, which will be conducted on May 12, 2019. The qualifying criteria are pre-determined by SCERT for the next round. Only 99 students from NTSE Punjab are selected for competing further on the national level i.e stage 2 of NTSE exam

The NTSE Punjab cut off 2019, provided in this article are based on the category-wise and subject-wise cut-offs. Students participated in NTSE Punjab conducted on November 4, have to ensure they score within the required NTSE Punjab cut off 2019 in order to qualify for the scholarship round of NTSE 2018-19. Students can also check the answer keys released by coaching institutes to calculate the probable score from the link given below. Read the article below to know the category wise as well subject wise cut off of NTSE Punjab 2018-19.

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Important Dates related to NTSE Punjab Cutoff



NTSE 2019 Stage 1 Exam

November 4, 2018

Result of NTSE Punjab 2019 Stage 1

Second week of March 2019

Declaration of Punjab NTSE Cutoff 2019

Second week of March 2019

NTSE Punjab cut off 2019: Subject wise

The subject-wise cut off of NTSE Punjab is divided into two subjects Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic aptitude test (SAT). The Mental Ability Test carries 100 marks, where the qualifying cut off for the general category is 40% whereas, for SC/ST and physically handicapped students the qualifying percentage is 32%. The final sections of the NTSE Punjab examination is the Scholastic Aptitude Test which has 100 questions worth one mark each and the qualifying percentage remains the same. 

The subject and category wise expected cut-off of NTSE Punjab 2019 will be as follows: 

Name of the examination

Maximum marks

Qualifying cut-off

Mental Ability Test (MAT)


General 40%  

ST/SC/PH 32%

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)


General 40% 

ST/SC/PH 32%

NTSE cutoff 2018-19: Category wise

Category wise qualifying cut off for NTSE Punjab 2019 will be as follows:

  • For general category the qualifying percentage is 40% of the maximum marks in MAT and SAT.

  • For SC/ST and physically handicapped (PH) students qualifying percentage is 32% of the maximum marks in the two sections.

Overall qualifying marks for NTSE Punjab 2019

After you have matched the marks you have obtained in each of the two sections with their qualifying score for NTSE Punjab 2019, you should check with the overall qualifying marks to make sure of your qualification. Participating students need to achieve the given qualifying score in each of the sections/ subjects of the examination. If you have achieved the overall qualifying score, but have not achieved a qualifying score in one of the two sections/ subjects of the examination, you will not be able to qualify for the examination.

Punjab NTSE Stage 1 cutoff for previous years


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NTSE Punjab Result 2019 

Results for the national talent search in Punjab 2019 will be announced in the second week of March 2019 official website of SCERT, Punjab. These results will include overall, subject wise, and category wise scores for NTSE Punjab. These results will be based upon the subject wise, and category wise qualifying criteria, as discussed above. 

About NTSE Punjab 2019:

NTSE Punjab 2019 is the first stage for national NTSE 2019 for Punjab state. NTSE exams are conducted in two stages, first is the state level talent search which is conducted in states and union-territories all over India by their respective state educational boards. The second stage is the national NTSE 2019 where the selected students from each state compete for the scholarships. Based upon the results of NTSE Punjab 2019, 99 students will be selected to take part in national NTSE 2019.

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