NTSE Kerala Exam 2019
Sachin Malik, 19 Nov 2018, #NTSE

NTSE Kerala 2019 - State Council of Educational Research and Training, (SCERT), Kerala conducted NTSE Kerala stage 1 on November 18, 2018 for class 10 students in the state. The admit card was released online 10 days prior to the exam. The link to check the same is given below . Candidates could download their NTSE admit card by entering their application ID and number. NTSE Kerala Application form was released online on September 10. The last date to deposit the application fee was September 24 and the last date to submit the NTSE Kerala application form was September 24, 2018. NTSE 2019 is conducted in two stages, 1 and 2. NTSE 2019 Kerala stage 1 is conducted 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 on May 12, 2019. For more details on NTSE Kerala 2019, scroll down.

SCERT, Kerala was supposed to release the NTSE Kerala application form online on August 20, 2018 but because of destruction caused by floods, the release date of Kerala NTSE application form got postponed to September 10. The application process was completely online.


Click Here to download NTSE Kerala Application Form 2019 after depositing application fee (Last date- September 30, 2018) (CLOSED)

Download the NTSE Kerala Admit Card 2019 here 

NTSE Kerala 2019 - Overview

Name of the examination

National Talent Search Examination

Abbreviation used


Level of the exam


Date of exam

November 18, 2018

Conducted by:

SCERT, Kerala

State/UT Liaison Officer



Dr. Meena. S

Assistant Professor

S.C.E.R.T., Vidhya Bhavan

Poojappura (P.O.)




Eligibility Criteria

For class 10 students

Mode of examination

Pen and paper

NTSE Kerala 2019 - Important Dates and Events



Applications begin

September 10, 2018

Last date for fee remittance

September 24, 2018

Application concludes

September 30, 2018

NTSE Kerala Exam 2018

November 18, 2018

NTSE Kerala Results

January- February, 2019

NTSE 2019, Stage 2

May 12, 2019

NTSE Kerala 2019 - Eligibility Criteria

Stage 1 NTSE Kerala exam 2019 was conducted for candidates studying in class 10 in Kerala. Also, Open Distance Learning (ODL) students below the age of 18 and those writing exam for the first time could apply. The final aggregate score of all candidates excluding languages, should be 55% or more in class 9th final exams.


NTSE Kerala 2019 - Application

Application for Stage 1 NTSE Kerala 2019 exam began on September 10, 2018. The last date to apply was September 24, 2018. Applications for NTSE Kerala exam 2019 were accepted online only. To apply for NTSE Kerala exam 2019, candidates needed 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.

Documents Required- Photo, PwD Certificate, Caste certificate, OBC-NCL certificate, BPL certificate (as applicable)


Application Fee - Rs.250 for General category and Rs.100 for SC/ST/BPL category.


NTSE Kerala Answer Key 2019

 Official answer key for stage 1 NTSE Kerala exam 2019 will be available online on website of SCERT, Kerala in the last week of November, 2018. Answer key to NTSE Kerala exam 2019 by renowned coaching institutes have been released. 

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 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 released between January 2019 to February, 2019. Based on the results of NTSE Kerala exam in Stage 1, students who achieve the cut off score will be selected to take part in NTSE stage 2, 2019. 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 were able to download their admit card/ hall-pass from the official website of SCERT, Kerala in the last week of October or first week of November, 2018. Students had 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 was be divided into two tests, Mental Ability Test, and Scholastic Ability Test (SAT). There were 100 multiple choice questions each in MAT and SAT, and a total of 200 questions in the examination. No negative marking was done in NTSE Kerala 2019. 

NTSE Kerela Exam Pattern


Exam pattern

Time Duration

Mental Ability Test (MAT)

100 questions worth 1 mark each.

120 minutes


Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

100 questions worth 1 mark each.

120 minutes

NTSE Kerala Cutoff 2019

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. Please note that the NTSE Kerala cut off is expected to show much change this year due to the change in the exam pattern. To check NTSE Kerala cut off 2017 refer to the table below.


NTSE Kerala Exam 2017-18 Cutoff


Cut off









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

Education level

Scholarship Amount

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


Reservation percentage

Scheduled caste


Scheduled tribes


Physically handicapped




26.5% of a 1000

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