NTSE Kerala 2020
Dinesh Goyal, 26 Nov 2019, #NTSE

NTSE Kerala 2020 - SCERT Kerala has released the NTSE Kerala stage 1 answer key on scert.kerala.gov.in. Any objection or comments regarding the answer key can be sent through mail on ntsescertkerala@gmail.com before December 4, 2019. NTSE Kerala 2020 stage 1 exam was held on November 17, 2019. The application forms for Kerala NTSE were accepted in online mode through the official website. Only class 10 student studying in the state could apply for NTSE Kerala 2020. The last date to submit application form for NTSE Kerala was September 30, 2019. Kerala NTSE result will be declared in the second week of February 2020 for stage 1 NTSE exam. Shortlisted candidates will compete at stage 2 exam which is a national level exam conducted by NCERT. Finally selected candidates who qualify both stages of NTSE 2020 will be able to receive scholarships. Read more to know more about NTSE Kerala 2020, application, exam, result dates etc.
Latest: NTSE Kerala Answer Key 2020 Released for Stage 1 on November 26, 2019.

NTSE Kerala 2020 Important Date

Students must know about the NTSE important dates so that they can prepare their study plan accordingly dates and events related to Kerala NTSE 2020 are tabulated below:



Kerala NTSE 2020 Application form releasing date

September 6, 2019

Application Last Date

September 30, 2019 till 5 pm

Last date to Verify Applications by Principal/HM

October 5, 2019 till 5 pm

NTSE Kerala Admit CArd 2020

November 11, 2019 (Released)

NTSE Stage 1 Kerala exam

November 17, 2019

NTSE stage 1 answer key

November 26, 2019

NTSE Kerala Stage 1 Answer Key - Last date for Feedback
December 4, 2019

NTSE Kerala Result & Cutoff

Second week of February 2020

NTSE admit card for stage 2

April 2020

NTSE Stage 2 exam

May 10, 2020

NTSE Kerala Answer Key 2020

The exam conducting authority has released the answer key of NTSE Kerala 2020 on November 26. It will contain correct answers to all the questions asked in the exam. Students can download NTSE Kerala Answer Key in online mode and calculate their probable score. In such a way, hey will be able to know the chances of their selection before the result. Match probable scores with Cutoff marks to estimate a student’s result.

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NTSE Kerala Question Paper 2020

After knowing the syllabus and exam pattern, students should start studying the topics. They should practise with NTSE question papers to know in-depth analysis of the upcoming NTSE Kerala 2020 exam. It will make them familiar with the all major aspects of stage 1 exam which are marking scheme, types and number of questions asked important topics, etc. Students can download the MAT and SAT question papers of the previous year by clicking on the link given above.

NTSE Kerala Reservation system

NCERT prescribed the reservation system for all the states which is followed by SCERT, Kerala to make stage 1 merit list. NTSE Kerala 2020 reservation system is tabulated below:


Reservation percentage

Scheduled caste (SC)


Scheduled tribes (ST)


OBC (Non-creamy layer)


Physically handicapped


NTSE Kerala Cutoff

However, qualifying marks for stage 1 Kerala NTSE are 40% and 32% for general and SC/ST/PH category students respectively. But students will have to score NTSE cutoff marks to get them shortlisted for stage 2 exam. SCERT Kerala will release the Cut off marks for stage 1 NTSE Kerala exam in the second week of February 2020. Check NTSE Kerala cut off 2019 in the table given below.


Cutoff Score













NTSE Kerala Result 2020

SCERT will release the result of the stage 1 Kerala NTSE exam in the second week of February 2020. The result will be made available on the official website in the form of a merit list. The merit list will consist of the details of selected students for stage 2 exam. Cutoff marks are also announced along with the NTSE result 2020. Students who secure these marks can find their names in the merit list.

NTSE Scholarships

The final exam will be held by NCERT and after NTSE stage 2 result, around 220 selected students will be able to avail scholarship up to Ph.d level. The scholarship rates are determined by NCERT which are same for all category students. However, the scholarship amount varies at different levels of study which are given below:

  • Rs. 1250 per month for class 11 and 12.

  • Rs. 2000 per month at UG and PG level.

  • For Ph.D pursuing candidates, the scholarship is provided as per UGC norms.

NTSE Kerala Eligibility Criteria 2020

Students who wish to apply for stage 1 exam must check the NTSE eligibility criteria before applying. They must fulfil the following eligibility criteria to apply successfully:

  • Students must have secured 55% marks in the class 9 exams excluding language subjects.

  • Students studying in class 10 in Kerala state can apply for this exam.

  • Open Distance Learning (ODL) students below the age of 18 are also eligible to apply for this exam. However, this is the first time they are writing the NTSE exam.

NTSE Kerala Application Form 2020

SCERT will release the application forms for stage 1 NTSE Kerala exam in the second week of September 2019. Students will be able to apply through the official website before the last week of September 2019.

Documents Required-

  • Photo (in .jpg or .jpeg format, maximum size 60 kb,
  • PwD Certificate, Caste certificate, OBC-NCL certificate, BPL certificate (as applicable) in pdf format and size should not exceed more than 500 kb.

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

To fill the NTSE Application form, students need to follow the steps below:

  • Go to the official website of SCERT i.e. scert.kerala.gov.in and click on the link of NTSE scholarship exam.

  • Now, click NTSE online application 2019-20 and it will open the NTSE Kerala registration portal.

  • Register with Kerala NTSE by entering required details and press submit button.

  • Username and password will be sent to registered email ID. Now, login with received credentials.

  • Click on NTSE application form and fill the form with all details as asked.

  • Upload relevant certificates and click on submit button.

  • Then enter institute details and other details and click on OK button.

  • Pay the application fee through Credit card/ Debit card, internet banking.

  • Take a printout of the application form and submit to principal/HM for verification.

NTSE Kerala 2020 Admit card

SCERT has released the admit card of Kerala NTSE Stage 1 on November 11, 2019. Admit cards are made available in online mode through the official website. Students can download their NTSE 2020 admit card using the steps given below:

  • First of all go to the official website: http://scert.kerala.gov.in.

  • Click on NTSE link or the link is given above.

  • It will open the login window. Enter application ID, and application number.

  • Kerala NTSE stage 1 Admit card will open on the screen.

  • Take a printout of it and check for the accuracy of details.

Note: Student should contact officials in case of any discrepancy. It’s mandatory to carry admit card to the exam hall.

NTSE 2020 Syllabus

  • NTSE syllabus 2020 is same for both stages and it is based on class 9 and 10 state board syllabus and CBSE curriculum.

  • NTSE exam is divided into two sections: MAT and SAT.

  • MAT comprises the questions from verbal and non-verbal reasoning to test candidates logical thinking and analytical skills.

  • The questions will be asked from analogy, classification, numerical series, pattern perception, hidden figure etc.

  • SAT exam is held to test a candidate’s knowledge of Mathematics, Science and Social Science subjects.

  • Students can opt for any one language (English, Malayalam, Tamil or Kannada) as medium of the exam.

NTSE 2020 Exam Pattern

NCERT prescribed the exam pattern of NTSE for both stages. Students appearing for stage 1 NTSE Kerala 2020 should know about the overview of the question paper which is given by exam pattern.

  • It makes students familiar with the marking scheme, number of questions, duration etc.

  • NTSE exam is divided into two sections: MAT and SAT. Objective type questions will be asked in both the sections.

  • There will be no language test.

Overview of NTSE Kerala Exam pattern:


Other Relevant Links

Kerala Board 10thCBSE Class 10 Result 2020

NIOS Result 2019

Kerala SSLC time table 2020Courses After 10th

Kerala SSLC result 2020

Kerala SSLC Syllabus 2020CBSE Admit Card 2020

Kerala SSLC Question Papers 2020

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NTSE Kerala 2020

Question: When will the NTSE stage I 2020 result release?


The result will release in the first week of February 2020.

Question: From where can I check the NTSE Kerala stage I answer key?


The answer key is available on the official website scert.kerala.gov.in.

Question: How can I submit any objection for the official answer key of NTSE stage I?


You can mail your objections on ntsescertkerala@gmail.com before December 4, 2019.

Question: Do I need to apply again for stage 2 of NTSE?


No, you do not need to apply separately for the stage II exam.  

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When will ntse 2021 syllabus be available? Does the syllabus change every year?

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 8th Dec, 2019
NTSE syllabus doesn't change every year. This is so that the syllabus of NTSE is entirely based on NCERT. NTSE exam has 2 stages.
Go through the given links for more details-

When will the result of NTSE 2020 be released (TN) ?

niharika cherry 7th Dec, 2019

Hello Aspirant, the result of NTSE(National Talent search examination) result will be released in Tamil Nadu  in the fourth week of January 2020, you can visit https://school.careers360.com/articles/ntse-tamil-nadu-result for more information.

Hope this helps.

Thank you.


When will the official answer keys of ntse 2020 stage 1 uttar pradesh will be released? It is already 1 month from exam. If official answer keys are out please give me the link.

Harshita Gupta 6th Dec, 2019

All the states have released NTSE stage 1 answer keys of MAT and SAT examination. The answer keys are available for examination held on 2,3 and 17 November 2019.

The results may be declared in January/February/ March and stage 2 examination will be held in May 2020.

  • The qualifying scores for general category is:
SAT- 40%

  • For SC/ST/PH:

Check the link below to get the answer keys:


Hope this helps!

when will be the result s of Karnataka state announced

PRAKHAR SINGH 7th Dec, 2019


Karnataka SSLC Result 2020 will be available by the month of April expectedly. Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) release the SSLC Results on its official website- kseeb.kar.nic.in or karresults.nic.in . To check Karnataka SSLC Exam Result 2020 students need to enter their registration number in the space provided. To know about the important dates, steps to check the result and statistics etc follow the content given below.

Karnataka SSLC Result 2020

Karnataka Board conducted the SSLC exams in the month of March. More than 5 lakhs students have appeared for SSLC exams annually. Last year Karnataka SSLC Result was announced on April 30, at 12:45 pm. Karnataka SSLC Result 2020 is expected to be released at the same time period. Now, before you check out the detailed information first have a look at the table of important dates given below.

Karnataka SSLC Result 2020 Important Dates
Exam Dates Mar – Apr 2020
Result Declaration Apr 2020




Anyone who gave NTSE exam from Maharashtra this year? How many marks you got? What will be expected cut off by your opinion?

Halry Bhalodia 5th Dec, 2019

Though i have not given the exame but the expected cutoff for NTSE maharastra stage 1 is observed to be :

  1. General        167-175
  2. OBC              156-165
  3. SC                 140-150
  4. ST                  126-135

You can also refer previous years cutoff for the same

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