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NTSE Kerala 2018 exam will be conducted on 18 November. The official notification of NTSE Kerala has been released. The SCERT Kerala will organize NTSE Kerala Stage 1 examination. Only candidates studying in Class 10 will be eligible to appear for NTSE Kerala 2018 for scholarship award by NCERT, Government of India. NTSE Kerala application form 2018 has been released on 17 September. The eligible candidates need to fill the application form of NTSE Kerala 2018 and submit it before the due date. Only candidates who will qualify in NTSE Kerala stage 1 will be eligible to appear for NTSE stage 2, which will be conducted on 12 May 2019  by National Council of Education Research and Training(NCERT). National Talent Search Examination – NTSE 2018 will be conducted in two stages. NTSE 2018 stage 1 will be conducted by respective SCERTs (State Council of Education Research and Training), while NTSE stage 2 will be organized by NCERT. Read the article for more information on NTSE Kerala 2018, application form, eligibility, admit card, exam pattern, cut off, result and more.

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NTSE Kerala 2018 Dates

The dates related to NTSE Kerala are mentioned in the table below. Aspirants must check these important dates in order to avoid missing any crucial events.


NTSE Kerala dates

NTSE Kerala Application Form 2018

17 September 2018

Last date for fee remittance using SBI Collect

5 October 2018 up to 11:45 PM

NTSE Kerala Online Application Last Date 

7 October 2018

Last date for verification by HM

14 October 2018 by 5 PM

NTSE Kerala admit card

1 November 2018 onwards

NTSE Kerala Exam 

18 November 2018

NTSE Kerala Result

January/February 2019

NTSE Exam Stage 2

12 May 2019


NTSE Kerala 2018 Eligibility Criteria 

Before applying for NTSE Kerala 2018, aspirants must go through the NTSE Eligibility criteria set by the authority for Kerala Students in order to check whether they are eligible or not.

  • Candidates should be in Class 10 from a recognized school and board
  • Aspirants must be a domicile of Kerala
  • Students appearing in Class 10 for the first time
  • Candidates who have qualified in Class 9 with more than 55% marks in all non-language subjects can apply for NTSE Kerala
  • Aspirants pursuing Class 10 from NIOS are also eligible for Kerala NTSE. However, they should not be employed and must be below 18 years as on 1 July of the academic year
  • Qualifying marks in both the paper must be obtained. 40% for general category candidates, while 32% for SC/ST aspirants

NTSE Kerala Application Form 2018

NTSE Kerala Application Form 2018 has to be filled online. A link to fill NTSE application form 2018 has been given on this page. NTSE application form 2018 is available for Kerala Students in online mode. The eligible aspirants must fill NTSE 2018 application form Kerala within the stipulated period of time. It is important to pay the application fee of Kerala NTSE 2018 otherwise the submitted application form will not be accepted.

Steps to fill Kerala NTSE online Application

  • Step 1: Pay NTSE Application Fee using SBI Collect
  • Step 2: Enter SBI Collect Number and Date of Birth to fill NTSE Form
  • Step 3: Enter All details
  • Step 4: Submit NTSE online form

Kerala NTSE Form Login Details

NTSE Kerala Form Login

NTSE Kerala Application Fee 2018

NTSE Kerala 2018 application fee can be paid in online mode only using SBI Collect. Kerala Students applying for NTSE Exam 2018 can check the category-wise NTSE Kerala application fee in the table below


NTSE Application fee

General category

 Rs. 250

SC/ST/BPL category

 Rs. 100


NTSE Kerala Application Fee Submission through SBI Collect

NTSE Kerala Application Fee Payment

NTSE Kerala Application Form Submission

The hard copy of the duly filled online application form of NTSE Kerala 2018 along with the relevant documents must be sent to the Liason Officer before the due date. The Liason officer address is given below. NTSE Kerala Application form must be signed by the Principal of the school as well as the applicant. 

The Liaison Officers,
The State Level NTS Examination
SCERT, Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram - 12

NTSE Kerala Admit Card 2018

Only the successfully registered candidates will be able to download the admit card of NTSE Kerala 2018. Candidates will be notified about Kerala NTSE admit card. Once the admit card of NTSE Kerala 2018 can be downloaded, candidates must verify the details mentioned in it. The hall ticket will contain personal details of candidates, date as well as the time of exam and exam centre details. Download and take a printout of NTSE Kerala admit card 2018. It is important to carry Kerala NTSE admit card to the exam centre for verification purpose.

NTSE Kerala Exam Centres 2018

The exam centres of NTSE Kerala 2018 are the list of cities where the examination will be conducted. While filling the application form, candidates also have to select a number of preferences of NTSE Kerala exam centres. The allotment of seat in the exam centre will be done on the basis of first come first serve basis. The list of Kerala NTSE exam centres 2018 will be provided on this page once it will be released.

NTSE Kerala Exam Pattern 2018

NTSE Kerala 2018 exam will contain two sections – Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholarship Ability Test (SAT). The question paper of NTSE Kerala 2018 will contain 200 questions for which only 240 minutes will be allotted to complete the test. Check complete exam pattern of NTSE Kerala 2018 from the table below.


NTSE Kerala Exam Pattern

Mode of exam

Offline mode

Number of questions

200 questions (100 each from MAT and SAT)

Time allotted

240 minutes

Total marks

200 marks

Marking scheme

1 mark awarded for a correct answer

Negative marking

No negative marking


NTSE Kerala Question Paper 2018

There will be two sections in the question paper of NTSE Kerala 2018. Aspirants can use the NTSE Kerala question papers for better preparation of the exam. Candidates can also use the previous year question papers of NTSE Kerala in order to know the exam pattern, syllabus and preparation strategy. Candidates can enhance their time management skills by practising through NTSE Kerala question papers 2018. Candidates can download the NTSE Kerala previous question papers from the link provided below. 


NTSE Kerala Previous Year Question Paper



NTSE Kerala Question Paper Class 10 - MAT

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NTSE Kerala Question Paper Class 10 - SAT

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NTSE Kerala Question Paper Class 10 - MAT

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NTSE Kerala Question Paper Class 10 - SAT

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NTSE Kerala Question Paper Class 10 - MAT

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NTSE Class 10 Question Paper - SAT

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NTSE Kerala Answer Key 2018

The answer key of NTSE Kerala 2018 stage 1 will be available in online mode.  A link will be provided to download Kerala NTSE answer key for stage 1. The answer key will display the responses to the questions asked in the examination. With the help of NTSE Kerala 2018 answer key, aspirants can match their marked answers with the responses provided in the solution key. The probable marks can be calculated using the answer key of Kerala NTSE 2018 stage 1.

NTSE Kerala Cut off 2018

The cut off of NTSE Kerala 2018 is the minimum qualifying marks to be secure to pass stage 1. In order to qualify and become eligible for NTSE Stage 2 Exam, candidates must secure the minimum NTSE Kerala cut off as prescribed by the authority. Candidates securing the minimum NTSE Kerala cut off 2018 will be eligible to qualify NTSE Kerala stage 1. Check the category-wise NTSE Kerala cut off from the table below.


NTSE Kerala Cut off

General category





NTSE Kerala Result 2018

The authority will declare the result of NTSE Kerala 2018 in online mode. SCERT, Kerala will release NTSE Kerala 2018 result in the month of January/February 2019. NTSE Kerala result will be declared in the form of merit list. The marks along with the NTSE Kerala AIR will also be displayed in the result. Only candidates who will secure the minimum qualifying marks will be eligible to be included in NTSE Kerala result 2018.

NTSE Kerala Notification for Students

NTSE Kerala Notification

Quick Links to NTSE Kerala

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