NTSE Kerala Answer Key 2020
Palak.budhiraja, 26 Nov 2019, #NTSE

NTSE Kerala Answer key 2020 - SCERT, Kerala has released the NTSE Kerala stage 1 answer key on November 26, 2019, on the official website i.e scert.kerala.gov.in. Any query or feedback regarding the NTSE stage I answer key can be mailed to ntsescertkerala@gmail.com before December 4, 2019. The official Kerala NTSE answer key mentions answers to questions of both MAT and SAT tests. The answer key is helpful for students to evaluate their performance and calculate an estimate of their scores. Many coaching institutes like Allen have also released the unofficial answer key for stage I exam after the commencement of NTSE exam on November 17, 2019. Aspirants must use Kerala NTSE answer key 2020 to check whether they have successfully qualified for stage 2 beforehand. SCERT conducted NTSE Kerala 2020 stage 1 exam on November 17, 2019. Scroll down for more details on NTSE Kerala answer key 2020 and predict the probable scores.
Latest: NTSE Kerala stage I Answer key 2020 released. Download from the link provided below.

NTSE Kerala Answer key 2020 - Important dates

Students must keep an eye on the below-mentioned dates and stay updated with the latest events. Refer to the table to know important events related to NTSE Kerala 2020

NTSE Kerala Answer Key dates



NTSE Kerala 2020 Exam date

November 17, 2019

Unofficial NTSE Kerala NTSe Answer Key 2020 dateNovember 17, 2019

NTSE Stage 1 Answer Key Release Date

November 26, 2019

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

NTSE Stage 1 Result

First week of February 2020

Stage 2 exam date

May 10, 2020

NTSE Stage 2 Answer Key

July 2020

Stage II result

September 2020

How to download NTSE Kerala 2020 Answer key?

Students must follow the step by step procedure mentioned below to download the NTSE Kerala answer key 2020:

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  • Click on the link above or visit the official website i.e. www.scert.kerala.gov.in

  • Under the Scholarship exam, Click on “NTSE”

  • A new window will appear on the screen, click on “NTSE Answer Key 2019-20”.

  • A pdf will be displayed on the screen, click on download.

  • Save the pdf and start calculating the probable scores.

NTSE Kerala 2019 Official Answer key

Students can find the answer key of stage 1 in the table below:

Download Unofficial NTSE Kerala Answer key 2020 Here

InstitutesMAT Answer KeySAT Answer Key
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NTSE Stage 2 Answer Key

Aspirants who qualify stage 1 exam are eligible for stage II NTSE exam. NCERT will conduct the NTSE Stage 2 exam. NCERT will release the official NTSE Answer key in the month of May 2020 so that students can calculate the probable scores before the Stage 2 result.

NTSE Kerala Answer Key 2020 - Key Points

  • Exam consists of 2 sections, MAT and SAT. Calculate scores in each of the sections separately to estimate the scores of NTSE result.

  • After calculating scores in MAT and SAT sections one must get a minimum qualifying score for each section. If unable to qualify for any of the two sections one will be unable to qualify for stage 2.

  • Each question in both the sections carries weightage of 1 mark each and there is no negative marking.

  • Revised answer key of NTSE Kerala 2020 will be released by SCERT in case some changes are required. So keep track by visiting this page.

  • The answer keys released by the coaching institutes can have a difference in the answer. So, students are recommended to calculate their probable scores based on the official answer keys.

  • Students must carefully check the question paper as it is different for MAT and SAT and hence answer key is also different for both sets. So, one must carefully match the answers and calculate the scores accordingly.

How to calculate the estimated marks using NTSE Kerala Answer Key 2020?

Refer to the table given below to know how to calculate the scores for NTSE Kerala:


Calculating Criteria

Marks in MAT

Correct answers x 1

Marks in SAT

Correct answers x 1

Total Marks

Marks obtained in MAT + Marks obtained in SAT

NTSE Kerala Cutoff 2020

State Council for Educational Research and Training, Kerala will declare the cut off for stage 1 NTSE exam 2020 along with the results. Kerala NTSE cutoff 2020 is the minimum score required to qualify for stage 2 exam. Candidates must compare their probable scores on the basis of NTSE Kerala answer key 2020 with the NTSE cut off score to determine if they’d be able to qualify the exam.

Refer to the table to know the cutoff score required category-wise.


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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NTSE Kerala Answer Key 2020

Question: How can I submit my query regarding the NTSE Kerala stage I answer key?


You can mail your query to ntsescertkerala@gmail.com. 

Question: What is the last date to submit queries for the Kerala NTSE stage I answer key?


You can submit your queries before December 4, 2019.

Question: What are the qualifying marks for the NTSE stage I exam?


The minimum qualifying marks is 40% in each paper for general category.

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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!

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


when will the answer key for J&K NTSE 2020 be posted ?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 3rd Dec, 2019


some of the states has already published the answer key , andhra pradesh, gujrat, haryana , puducherry has already published the keys. ntse stage 2 exam will happen on the month of may 2020, so answer keys will be released before the second stage and you may expect it with in the month of february. however follow official website as well as careers360 website to get upcoming details.


My son is currently in grade 9. Will move on to 10th next year i.e. 2020-21. When can he attempt for NTSE ?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 2nd Dec, 2019


ncert in general releases the ntse exam for on the month august .

ntse stage 1 exams was held on on the month of November this year.exams date can be different for different states. the eligibility criteria is Students who are studying in Class 10 from  any recognized school,  students under Open & Distance Learning education board  are also eligible to appear in Stage 1 of NTSE exam.

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