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The State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) has released the notice and the application form for Kerala National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) 2018. The examination will be held on November 18, 2018.  The class 10th students must ensure the eligibility criteria before applying. Check more details on Kerala NTSE 2018 examination, like important dates, eligibility criteria, application process, fee, and more details from this page.

Latest: The online application for Kerala NTSE 2018 has started. Also, the schedule of Kerala NTSE 2018 has been revised.

Kerala NTSE 2018

Official details for NTSE 2018 has been announced by SCERT. We have mentioned these in the table below and will add more dates, as and when it will be announced by the conducting body.

Events Important Date
Starting date of online registration 14 Sep 2018 17 Sep 2018
Last Date of fee remittance 28 Sep 2018, 11:45 PM
Closing Date for submission of online application 30 Sep 2018, 05 PM
Last date of document verification by the HM/ Principal 06 Oct 2018, 05 PM
Issue of Online Hall Ticket 01 Nov 2018
Date of Stage I Kerala NTSE 2018 examination 18 Nov 2018

Application Form of NTSE 2018

The application form for NTSE 2018 is available online at the official website. The amount is as mentioned in the table below and can be submitted via SBI Collect – Online Payment Gateway.

Category Kerala NTSE Fee Amount
General Category Rs. 250
Sc/ST/PwD Category Rs. 100

Once, the application fee is remitted, the candidates need to click on the link below and then follow the mentioned steps.

Apply Online:

Note: Once the application form is submitted correctly, an Application ID and Application Number will be allocated to the candidates. The candidates may login the Application Form Editing login by submitting these.

Documents to be Submitted Along with the Application Form

With the application form, respective category candidates also need to send the following documents:

  • SC/ST/BPL Category Candidates –  Attested photocopy of the caste certificate /BPL certificate as proof.
  • Physically Challenged Candidates –  Attested copy of the medical certificate, from the competent authority ensure that the candidate is more than 40% PH.

Eligibility Criteria of NTSE 2018

Candidates must fulfill the eligibility criteria of the examination before applying. Ineligible candidates will not be granted admission under any circumstances.

  • NTSE is for those students, who are studying in class 10th, in Government/ Aided/ Recognised schools/ Kendriya Vidyalaya/ Navodaya Vidyalaya in Kerala.
  • The candidates who qualified class 9, with more than 55% marks in all non-language subjects, may also apply.
  • Open Distance Learning (ODL) candidates may also apply but they need to ensure that their age must be less 18 years.

Kerala NTSE Admit Card

The admit card of NTSE will be issued by the conducting body, State Council of Educational Research and Training after the successful completion of the application process. SCERT will release it online on the official website, scert.kerala.gov.in.

Once the admit card of NSTE will be issued, the candidates requires to download it and produce a hard copy of it. The downloaded admit card is to be carried to the exam hall. If the candidate fails to produce it, they will not be allowed to appear for the examination.

Exam pattern for Kerala NTSE 2018

Stage I & II: Examination at the State/UT level will comprise three papers i.e

 Papers  Test  No of questions  marks  Duration
Paper-I  Mental Ability Test (MAT) 100 100 120 minutes
Paper-II Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) 100 100 120 minutes

Answer Key

The Answer key for the National Talent Search Exam (NTSE) will be released after the successful completion of the examination. The candidate can estimate their scores with the help of the answer key.

Kerala NTSE Result

The State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), Kerala will release the result of National Talent Search Examination 2018-19. The candidates can able to check the result online on the official website. The marks of the candidates in both the sections, along with the overall score will be mentioned in the result.

Cut Off

The Cut Off for National Talent Search Examination 2018-19 has not been declared. As National Talent Search Examination announced the Cut Off for NTSE 2018 SAT, MAT and LCT it will be updated soon. You can check the Cut Off here or on the official website.


Answer Key 2017 – 18

Candidate can check the answer key given below.

Answer Key: Click here to download NTSE final answer key.

Download the detailed notification of Kerala NTSE 2018 from here.

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