NTSE Kerala Question Papers 2020
Updated on Nov 17, 2019 - 8:34 p.m. IST by Saumya.Srivastava

NTSE Kerala Question Papers 2020 - SCERT, Kerala will release the Kerala NTSE question papers in the month of November 2019. The question papers will be released on the official website of the exam conducting body, scert.kerala.gov.in. It must be remembered that the NTSE Kerala question papers will be released after the conduction of NTSE stage I. Some coaching institutes also release the NTSE Kerala question papers along with the answer key and solution. Students should refer to these question papers to know the exam pattern and the trend of questions which are frequently asked in NTSE. Read this article to go through the syllabus of NTSE 2020 and download the previous year NTSE Kerala Question Papers 2020 along with the answer keys. We have also provided the stage II question papers and answer key for the convenience of the students.
Latest: NTSE Kerala Answer Key 2020 Released for Stage 1 on November 17, 2019.

How to download NTSE Kerala Question Papers 2020?

Students must follow the steps given below to download Kerala NTSE question papers.

  • Click on the links which are mentioned in the table below.

  • A new login window will open on the screen. Enter the login details.

  • A pdf of NTSE Kerala question papers will open on the screen. Click on the download option.

  • Download the question papers and print them if you want a hard copy of the same.

Note: After Solving NTSE Kerala question papers, students must match their answer with NTSE Kerala answer key.

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NTSE Kerala Question Papers 2020 (Official)

We have provided the previous year NTSE Kerala Question Papers and answer key. Download the same from the table below and solve the questions for scoring high marks.


SAT Question


MAT Question paper

Answer key

NTSE Kerala 2020

To be released

To be released

Download Here

NTSE Kerala 2019

Download Here

Download Here

Download here

NTSE Kerala 2018

Download Here

Download Here

Download here

NTSE Stage II Question papers and Answer keys

After the declaration of the NTSE Kerala result, students are advised to buck up for stage II exam. For the convenience of the students, we have provided the previous year question papers and answer keys by FIITJEE. Refer to the table below to download the question papers and answer keys.

NTSE Kerala Question Papers 2020- Benefits

  • Solving NTSE question papers will let the students know the questions frequently asked and help them to prepare accordingly.

  • Solving the question papers will also improve student’s efficiency and add to their time management skills.

  • Students will be acquainted with the NTSE exam pattern by solving the previous year NTSE Kerala question papers which will add to their high scores.

  • One of the greatest benefits of solving Kerala NTSE question papers is that it let the students know about their weak points. This leads to hard work to improve their weak areas.

NTSE Kerala Question Papers 2020 - Qualifying score

It is mandatory to score the minimum scores in order to qualify for NTSE Kerala 2020. Refer to the table below to know the qualifying scores of Kerala NTSE.


Qualifying scores

Mental Ability Test (MAT)

General category: 40%

SC, ST, and PH: 32%

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

General category: 40%

SC, ST, and PH: 32%

NTSE Kerala Question Papers 2020 - Important Topics

Students are advised to go through the NTSE syllabus in order to prepare in a definite manner. We have also provided important topics so that students pay more attention to the same.



Important Topics

Mental Ability Test (MAT)

Verbal Reasoning test

Mathematical Operations, Clocks, Puzzle test, Arithmetic Reasoning Test, Blood Relations, Classification, Series completion Test, Tests, etc.

Non-verbal Reasoning

Analytical Reasoning, Water images, Folding paper cutting, Transparent paper folding, Analogy, etc.

Scholastic Ability Test (SAT)


Algebra, Arithmetic progression, basic geometry, roots, statistics, surface area and volume, etc.


Physical and chemical changes, Carbon and its compounds, food production and management, source of energy, etc.

Social Sciences

Introduction of ancient Indian History, Jainism, Vedic period, etc.

Diversity and livelihood, Union government, etc.

The atmosphere, industries, internal structure of earth and rocks, natural vegetation, etc.

NTSE Kerala Question Papers 2020 - Marking Scheme

Go through the table below to know the exam pattern and marking scheme of Kerala NTSE.


How to calculate?

Exam pattern


Marks in MAT

Total number of correct answers x 1

100 questions (each question carries 1 mark each)

No negative marking

No marks will be deducted for unanswered questions

Marks in SAT

100 questions (each question carries 1 mark each)

Total Marks

Marks obtained in MAT + Marks obtained in SAT

NTSE Kerala Cutoff 2020

Kerala NTSE cutoff is the minimum marks which are required to qualify for NTSE Stage II exam. The NTSE cutoff is dependent upon several factors such as the highest/lowest marks obtained, the difficulty level of the exam, etc. It must be noted that the cutoff will be released after the declaration of result. Refer to the table below to know the previous year cutoff of Kerala NTSE.


Cutoff Score















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Hi Asha,

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The results of NTSE stage 1 for Punjab is scheduled to be released tentatively in the last week of January 2020 on their official website: http://ssapunjab.org/

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