NTSE Kerala 2019-20: Dates, Application Process, Exam Pattern

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SCERT Kerala is going to conduct NTSE Kerala Stage 1 on 17th November 2019. The application form for NTSE Kerala has been released on 6th September 2019. The last date to submit the application form is 30th September 2019.

Read: NTSE 2019-20 notification

NTSE Kerala Important Dates 2019-20

Following are all the important dates:

Application process starts6th September 2019
Last date for form submission30th September 2019
Last date to verify applications5th October 2019
NTSE Kerala Stage 117th November 2019
Result declarationFebruary 2020 (tentative)

NTSE Kerala Eligibility Criteria

Students studying in class 10th of any recognised private, public or government school of Kerala are eligible to appear for the exam. Students enrolled in Open Distance Learning (ODL) below the age of 18 are also eligible for NTSE. They must fulfill the following conditions, to be considered eligible:

  • Should have scored 55% marks in 9th
  • Should be appearing in NTSE for the first time.

NTSE Kerala Application Process

The application form of NTSE Kerala Stage 1 has been released online. The application fee is Rs. 250 for General category and Rs. 100 for reserved categories.

Following are the steps to apply online:

  1. Visit the official website of SCERT Kerala.
  2. Click on the ‘NTSE online application’ link.
  3. Click on ‘New Registration’, fill all details, and click on ‘Register’.
  4. Check your mail for login credentials.
  5. Go to the link on Step 2 and login with your details.
  6. Click on the ‘NSTE Application form/ my account button’.
  7. Upload valid certificates and edit details if required, click on save and proceed button.
  8. Click on ‘OK’ and enter institutional details.
  9. Click on ‘OK to enter family details.
  10. Fill all the details and click on ‘Save & Proceed’ button.
  11. After updating, click on the ‘OK’ button and proceed for payment.
  12. Click on Proceed to pay button.
  13. Make the payment in your desired mode.
  14. After payment, click on ‘Confirm and Submit’ button.
  15. Take a printout of the form.

Students can also contact the Liaison officers of Kerala SCERT for any information regarding the application form. Following are the details:

Name of State Liaison OfficerAddressContact NumberE-mail AddressWebsite
Dr. J Prasad DirectorSCERT, Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram Kerala-6950120471-2340450iamjprasad@gmail.com,
Dr.Meena. S. Assistant ProfessorSCERT, Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram Kerala-6950120471-2346113Meena.pkpk@gmail.com

 NTSE Kerala Reservation system

The reservation system for NTSE Kerala 2020 is tabulated below:

CategoryReservation (in %)
Scheduled caste (SC)15%
Scheduled tribes (ST)7.50%
OBC (Non-creamy layer)27%
Physically handicapped4%

NTSE Kerala Exam Pattern

Kerala NTSE Stage 1 will be conducted in offline or pen-based mode. The question paper is split into two parts–the Mental Ability Test (MAT) and the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).

MAT: The questions in this chapter are intended to judge the capacity to think, the authority to reason, the ability to assess, assess, visualize in space, etc.

SAT: The questions in this section are further split into Science, Mathematics, and Social Sciences.

Mental Ability Test (MAT)1001002 hours
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)1001002 hours

NTSE Kerala Result

NTSE Kerala Result 2019-20 will be tentatively declared in February 2020. The results will be in the form of a merit list. It will contain the roll numbers and other details of the students.

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