NTSE Kerala for Class X 2018 Question Paper, Response Key, Analysis and Cut off

Last Updated - March 10 2018

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

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

Check  How To Download NTSE Kerala Result

One can find the OMR sheet along with the response key in PDF Pattern to cross-check the responses by the aspirant.

Aspirants can check their result from the official website after it has been announced by the organizing authority.

Candidates have to complete an at least score called as the cut-off to pass the exam. These scores depend upon different factors like number of aspirants registered, number of aspirants appearing in the exam etc. One may find category-wise qualifying marks for the aspirants in the article.

NTSE Kerala 2018 Question Paper

Kerala NTSE 2018 Stage 1 exam includes 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 organized for 200 marks.

Each question carries equal marks in the exam. For every single accurate response, aspirants will be honored 1 mark. There is no provision of negative marking in the examination.

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

PaperTestNo. Of questionsMarksDuration
Paper 1Mental Ability Test505045 minutes
Paper 2Language test English/Hindi505045 minutes
Paper 3Scholastic ability test10010090 minutes

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

NTSE Response Key 2018

Aspirants can download the response key for Kerala NTSE 2018 Stage 1 from the official website. Aspirants can download their response key in PDF Pattern. They can also check their OMR sheet uploaded on the official website. Response key will be published by the exam organizing authority few days after the exam on November 5, 2017.

Aspirants can challenge the response key announced by the examination authority with the proofs.

Aspirants can also download the response key from the direct link offered here:

NTSE Kerala Result 2018

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

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

Download  Kerala NTSE 2018 Mark List for Stage I

Aspirants will find following information the Kerala NTSE 2018 scorecard:

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

Click Here To Download  NTSE 2017-2018 Result 

NTSE Kerala 2018 Cut-Off Scores

Aspirants require a complete at least cutoff score in NTSE stage 1 in order to get applicable for Stage 2 National Level Exam. The number of aspirants increases every year so there is the chance of higher cut-off. There are different factors on which cut-off depends.

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

  • Number of aspirants registered
  • The difficulty level of question paper
  • Number of aspirants appearing
  • The performance level of aspirants
  • Availability of seats

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

CategorySectionQualifying marks

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

CategoryCut-off 2018

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