Kerala NTSE for Class X 2018 Question paper, Answer key, Result, cut-off

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Mar 30, 2018

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Kerala NTSE 2018 was conducted by State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) on November 5, 2017 and the result was released on February 2, 2018. The authority is responsible for release of Answer Key, evaluation of test, publishing of results, cut-off score and declaration of names of qualified candidates for NTSE Stage II.

Kerala NTSE exam comprises of 3 papers i.e. Mental Ability Test (MAT), Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and Language Comprehension Test (LCT). MAT and SAT are considered for final score of the candidate while LCT just has a qualifying score. It does not play any role in the final score of the exam.

Check  How To Download Kerala NTSE Result

One can find the OMR sheet along with the answer key in PDF Format to cross check the answers by the candidate.

Candidates can check their result from the official website after it has been released by the conducting authority.

Aspirants have to clear a minimum score called as cut-off to pass the exam. These scores depend upon various factors like number of candidate registered, number of candidates appearing in the exam etc. One may find category wise qualifying marks for the candidates in the article.

Check List of Candidates who are eligible for NTSE Stage II

Kerala NTSE 2018 Question Paper

Kerala NTSE 2018 Stage 1 exam comprises of 3 papers i.e. paper 1 of Mental Ability Test, paper 2 of Language Test and paper 3 of Scholastic Ability Test which are conducted for 200 marks.

Each question carries equal marks in the exam. For every single correct answer candidates will be awarded 1 mark. There is no provision of negative marking in the examination.

Given below is the marking criteria of Kerala NTSE 2018 Question paper:

Paper Test No. Of questions Marks Duration
Paper 1 Mental Ability Test 50 50 45 minutes
Paper 2 Language test English/Hindi 50 50 45 minutes
Paper 3 Scholastic ability test 100 100 90 minutes

MAT and SAT sections in the NTSE Stage I exam has multiple choice questions with 4 options, the correct answer is marked on an OMR Sheet. The LCT section is qualifying and the marks scored in this section is not added to the candidates’ total score as not being a deciding factor in the final merit list. Read More About Kerala NTSE Cut off Scores

Kerala NTSE 2018 Answer Key

Candidates can download the answer key for Kerala NTSE 2018 Stage 1 from the official website. Answer key will be published by the exam conducting authority few days after the exam on November 5, 2017. Candidates can download their answer key in PDF Format. They can also check their OMR sheet uploaded on the official website.

Candidates can  challenge the answer key released by the examination authority with the proofs.

Candidates can also download the answer key from the direct link provided here:

Kerala NTSE 2018 Result

Kerala NTSE 2018 Result is declared by SCERT on February 2, 2018. Candidates can check their result from the official website. Given below are the steps to download Kerala NTSE stage 1 exam:

  • Visit the official website
  • Click on NTSE under the section of Scholarship
  • Click on NTSE 2018 Result
  • Download and print the result for future reference

Candidates will find following information the Kerala NTSE 2018 score card:

  • Candidates’ Name
  • Candidates’ Roll No.
  • Candidates’ School Name
  • Candidates’ Gender, Category & Physical Disability (if any)
  • Sectional Marks Secured in by candidates in LCT, MAT, & SAT
  • Total Score (MAT and SAT Marks taken together)
  • Rank Secured

Download  Kerala NTSE 2018 Mark List for Stage I

Kerala NTSE 2018 Cut-Off Scores

Candidates require a clear minimum cut off score in NTSE stage 1 in order to get eligible for Stage 2 National Level Exam. The number of candidates increases every year so there is the chance of higher cut-off. There are various factors on which cut-off depends.

Given below are some of the factors affecting Cut-off:

  • Number of candidates registered
  • Number of candidates appearing
  • Difficulty level of question paper
  • Availability of seats
  • Performance level of candidates

Given below is the category-wise sectional qualifying marks for NTSE candidates:

Category Section Qualifying marks
General LCT 20
MAT 20
SAT 40
MAT 16
SAT 32

Given below is the category wise cut- off for Kerala NTSE 2017-18:

Category Cut-off 2018
General 106
OBC 80
SC 77
ST 65
PH 78

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.