National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is a national-level scholarship program for class X students in India. It is a two-tier exam where stage 1 is conducted by the States/UTs and stage 2 exam is conducted a national level by NCERT.
Telangana NTSE 2017 Answer key was released on November 13. Candidates can submit challenges against the answer key till November 20 via mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Download Official Answer Key
NCERT has successfully conducted NTSE 2016 stage 1 exam on November 8, 2016. As like earlier, NTSE was organized in offline or pen paper based mode. Candidates who appeared for NTSE 2016 stage 1 exam were informed about the official NTSE Answer Key through the official website of respective conducting body.
NTSE 2017 will be conducted at state level on November 4 and 5, 2017 and at national level on May 13, 2018. So, a questions paper analysis will help candidates who are appearing for NTSE 2017-18. Here we are sharing some insights of NTSE 2016 stage 1 question paper. To recall, stage 1 of NTSE consists of Mental Ability Test (MAT), Language Aptitude Test (LAT) for English or Hindi and the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).
|NTSE 2016 Answer Key||December, 2016|
|Submission of Grievances, if any||January, 2017|
|Final Answer Key||January, 2017|
|NTSE 2016 Results||February, 2017|
NTSE 2017 Answer Key will be accessible online after the exam on the respective official website. The answer key will be available separately for MAT, LAT and SAT papers to cross-check the responses as marked by candidates in their answer sheet. With the help of NTSE answer key 2017, every student will have the option to estimate their approximate score in the exam. The official answer keys will be published right after the exam by some caching centres as well made by their subject experts, so students can calculate the answer in their own way at the earliest. Candidates can use the NTSE answer keys for the following reasons:
Moreover, candidates can even challenge the answer key if they find any discrepancy in it. The challenges against the answer key will be referred to the exam conducting body.
In order to access NTSE 2017 answer key, candidates have to visit the respective official website and follow the steps:
Candidates can download and take a print out for future reference. Now, they can use NTSE 2017 answer key to match answers with your responses.
Candidates who find any issues regarding any questions given in the NTSE 2017 answer key, can send in their complaints to their state exam conducting authority. After that, the final answer key of NTSE 2017 will be released. To challenge NTSE Answer key, candidates has to submit their challenge or grievance only through email at an official id.
It is to be noted that no hard copy will be accepted. The challenges received from the candidates will be evaluated by an experts committee and their decision will be accepted as final.
Unlike previous years, there were some ambiguous questions in NTSE 2016 exam. One question in MAT and four in SAT. Overall, NTSE was easy to moderate at level of difficulty. It has very direct and conceptual questions from class 9 and class 10 levels. However, NTSE 2016 seemed to be lengthy despite being moderately easy.
All subjects were of easy and moderate level. Physics and Social Science and Chemistry were on the tougher side compared with MAT, LAT and Mathematics. Biology was also a little bit difficult. A subject wise analysis on the scale of level of difficulty of NTSE 2016 is as follows:
Overall, the paper is considered slightly easier than the last year. Hence the cut off should slightly increase from last year in all categories as it is inversely proportional to level of difficulty of exam.
NTSE Cut off is based on the performance of the candidates in the exam. NTSE 2017 cut off is the minimum marks which are required to be scored by the candidate to be eligible for the scholarship. The cut off will decide the selection of candidate for the scholarship. Candidates must obtain the scores equivalent to the cut off scores.
In the following table, NTSE Cut off for 2016 is mentioned category and paper. NTSE 2017 candidates can get a fair idea of the NTSE cut off from the following table:
|Test Papers||Maximum Marks||Qualifying Marks|
|Paper I MAT||49 (1 question was scrapped)||40% (19.6)||17.15|
|Paper II Language Test (English)||50||20||17.5|
|Paper II Language Test (Hindi)||50||20||17.5|
|Paper III SAT||96 (4 questions were scrapped)||38.4||33.6|
|Total Marks for calculating Merit||145||58||50.75|
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.