NTSE Kerala 2019 - State Council of Educational Research and Training, (SCERT), Kerala will conduct Stage 1 of National Talent Search Examination for Kerala on 4th November 2018. NTSE Kerala exam 2019 will be organized for class 10 students from Kerala. NTSE 2019 is conducted in two stages, 1 and 2. NTSE Stage 1 Kerala to select participants for NTSE Stage 2. Based on the results of NTSE Kerala 2019, students will be selected to participate in NTSE 2019 Stage 2, which will be conducted by NCERT on the national level. NTSE stage 2, shortlisted students will compete for merit-based scholarship. For more details about NTSE Kerala 2019, scroll down.
NTSE Kerala 2019 - Overview
Name of the examination
National Talent Search Examination
Level of the exam
Date of exam
4th November 2018
State/UT Liaison Officer
Dr. Meena. S
S.C.E.R.T., Vidhya Bhavan
For class 10 students
Mode of examination
Pen and paper
NTSE Kerala 2019 - Important Dates and Events
Last week of August 2018
NTSE Kerala Exam 2018
First week of November, 2018
NTSE Kerala Results
January- February, 2019
NTSE 2019, Stage 2
2nd week of May, 2019
NTSE Kerala 2019 - Eligibility Criteria
Stage 1 NTSE Kerala exam 2019 will be conducted for students currently studying in class 10 in Kerala. Students who have obtained at least 55% marks in class 9 from Kerala are eligible to apply for NTSE Kerala exam 2019.
NTSE Kerala 2019 - Application
Application for Stage 1 NTSE Kerala 2019 exam will begin in the month of August 2018, and will conclude in the last week of August, 2018. Applications for NTSE Kerala exam 2019 will be accepted online. To apply for NTSE Kerala exam 2019, candidates need to follow the steps below:
Go to official website of SCERT and click on link for online payemt of NTSE fee 2019.
Enter the required details and press submit.
Chose from the available payment options: Credit card/ Debit card, internet banking/SBI Branch- challan mode.
If you choose challan mode, be sure to get a printed copy of the challan and submit your fee at any SBI Branch.
After payment of the fee students will get a SB collect reference number. Students can fill their application form using the SB collect number starting with ‘DU’12 hours after payment of NTSE Kerala 2019 exam fee.
After filling the required details press submit and the application process is over.
Official answer key for stage 1 NTSE Kerala exam 2019 will be available online on website of SCERT, Kerala. Unofficial answer key to NTSE Kerala exam 2019 will be available on the website of various coaching institutes by the first week of November, 2018.
To download NTSE Answer Key 2017, click here.
NTSE Kerala Sample Papers 2019
NTSE Kerala exam is conducted in a fixed pattern each year. NTSE Kerala sample papers are solved question papers of previous exams. Candidates appearing for NTSE Kerala exam 2019 should prepare with these sample papers to get familiar with the exam pattern and its time duration.
Download NTSE Kerala Sample Papers here
NTSE Kerala SAT sample papers 2015
NTSE Kerala MAT sample paper 2015
NTSE Kerala SAT Sample Paper 2016
NTSE Kerala MAT Sample Papers 2016
NTSE Kerala Result 2019
Results for NTSE Kerala exam 2019 will be out between January 2019 to February 2019. Based on the results of NTSE Kerala exam in Stage 1, students will be selected to take part in NTSE stage 2, 2019. NTSE Kerala results 2019 will be available here as soon as it is declared. NTSE Kerala result 2019 will contain MAT, SAT, and overall scores of each candidate.
NTSE Kerala Admit Card 2019
Students appearing for NTSE Kerala exam 2019 will be able to download their admit card/ hall-pass from the official website of SCERT, Kerala in the last week of October 2018. Students will have to enter their application ID, and application number to download their admit card/ hall-pass.
NTSE Kerala Exam Pattern 2019
Stage 1 NTSE exam 2019 will be divided into two tests, Mental Ability Test, and Scholastic Ability Test (SAT). There will be 100 questions each in MAT and SAT, and a total of 200 questions in the examination. No negative marking will be done in NTSE Kerala 2019
NTSE Kerela Exam Pattern
Mental Ability Test (MAT)
100 questions worth 1 mark each.
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
100 questions worth 1 mark each.
SCERT Kerala will release the Cut off for stage 1 NTSE Kerala exam 2019 along with the results. NTSE Kerala cut off 2019 will be the minimum score required to qualify for NTSE stage 2. NTSE Kerala cut off 2019 will be posted here as soon as it is released. To check NTSE Kerala cut off 2017 refer to the table below.
NTSE Kerala Exam 2017-18 Cutoff
NTSE Stage 2 2019 - Scholarships and awards
Students selected in NTSE stage 1, 2019 from states across India will compete for merit scholarships at NTSE stage 2, 2019. NTSE began with the aim to reduce students dropout rates in various schools across India. Under NTSE programme 1000 scholarships are awarded to top ranking students each year.
NTSE 2019- Scholarships and awards
Classes 11th to 12th
Rs. 1,250 per month
Rs. 2,000 per month
Rs. 2,000 per month
As per UGC norm.
The category-wise scholarship reservation criteria is provided in the following table:
NTSE Scholarship Reservation Criteria
26.5% of a 1000