NTSE Kerala 2020
Dinesh Goyal, 19 Jul 2019, #NTSE

NTSE Kerala 2020 - State Council of Educational Research and Training will conduct stage 1 Kerala NTSE exam on November 17, 2019. Application forms for Kerala NTSE are being accepted. Only class 10 student studying in the state can apply for NTSE Kerala 2020 in online mode through the official website: scert.kerala.gov.in. The last date to submit application form for NTSE Kerala is September 30, 2019. After applying successfully, Students will be able to download their NTSE Kerala admit cards and appear for NTSE exam. Kerala NTSE result will be declared in the second week of February 2020.

Shortlisted candidates will compete at stage 2 exam which is 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.

NTSE Kerala 2020 important dates

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:

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Application form releasing date

September 6, 2019

Application form last date

September 30, 2019 till 5 pm

Last date to Verify Applications by Principal/HM

October 5, 2019 till 5 pm

Stage 1 admit card

Last week of October 2019

NTSE Stage 1 Kerala exam

November 17, 2019

NTSE stage 1 answer key

Last week of November 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 Eligibility Criteria 2020

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

  • Students must have secured 55% marks in the class 9 exams excluding languages 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 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 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 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 will release the admit card of Kerala NTSE in the last week of October 2019. Admit cards are made available in online mode through the official website. Students can download their NTSE admit card using the steps given below:

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

  • Click on NTSE scholarship link then click on NTSE admit card 2020.

  • It will open the admit card 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 Kerala Answer Key 2020

The exam conducting authority will release the answer key of NTSE Kerala 2020. 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, the 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.

NTSE Stage 1 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 Stage 1 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:


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

NTSE Scholarships

Final exam will be held by NCERT and after NTSE stage 2 result, around 220 selected students will be able to avail scholarship upto Ph.d level. The scholarship rates are determined by NCERT which are same for all category students. However, scholarship amount vary 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.

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how to apply ntse form for class 10

Devraj choudhary Student Expert 19th Oct, 2019


If you are in class 10 at present in 2019-20 session, than you have lost the chance. The application form was available in month of august or september. The exam will be in month of november.

Please go through this article on this link for more detail


Hope it helps


from where can i get the form of ntse in Gaya,Bihar

_Abhishek_Vatsya Student Expert 19th Oct, 2019


NTSE BIHAR APPLICATION form released on September 6th in online mode.And last date for application form submission was 30th September 2019 for stage 1 EXAMINATION.You can't fill application form now..

For more details regarding NTSE BIHAR 2020 EXAMINATION visit below link;




Manisha Gupta Expert 16th Oct, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

The application forms of NTSE 2020 has been released by Jharkhand, J&K, Punjab and most other states. You can check the state wise application link to go through with the given below link.


Good Luck!


what is the expected cut off of Punjab

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 12th Oct, 2019

hello aspirant,

cutoff marks changes every year and it depends on different fact, like number of participants, question difficulty level, seat matrix etc. please follow the below link to know about previous years cutoff,



which are the syllabus for ntse exam.

Manisha Gupta Expert 11th Oct, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

NTSE has two parts that are SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) and MAT (Mental Ability Test). The MAT section will test students on their thinking ability, Reasoning etc. while the SAT is further divided into three sub-sections namely Science, Maths and Social Science.

To check the complete syllabus you can go through with the given below link.


Good Luck!

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