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30th January 2017, 11:53 AM
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Re: Kerala National Talent Search Examination

Kerala National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is the State-level National Talent Search Examination conducted by State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), Kerala for the students of Class X.

Eligibility Criteria

Only those pupils who are studying in Class X in any Government/Aided/Recognised schools/Kendriya Vidyalaya/ Navodaya Vidyalaya in Kerala are eligible to apply for the State-level NTS Examination.

Pupils who have secured not less than 55% for all non-language subjects in the qualifying examination of class IX

Exam pattern

The test will be conducted in Two Parts of 90 minutes duration each.

Part I – Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) comprises of 100 objective type questions from Social science, Science subjects and Mathematics.

Part II consists of Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Language Comprehension Test. There will be 50 Questions in Mental Ability Test and 50 question in Language Comprehension Test (50 questions in Malayalam Language and 50 questions in English Language). Candidates can choose either Malayalam or English for Language Comprehension Test.

Marks scored for Language Comprehension Test will not be considered for ranking. But candidates must score a minimum for 40% marks in Language Comprehension Test.

All questions in Part II are also of objective type.

Portions included for the State Level Test under Part I are as follows.

9th & 10th standard entire portions of Kerala State syllabus for the current academic year

9th & 10th standard entire portions of CBSE syllabus for the current academic year

Certain portions studied in lower classes which are essential for the proper understanding of the subjects. The questions will be of higher order involving application and reasoning.

The candidate should answer Part I (SAT) and then Part II (MAT) after an interval of one hour.

Candidate can choose English, Malayalam, Tamil or Kannada as medium of Examination for SAT & MAT.

Application Fee

Fee for General Category is Rs.250/-
For SC/ST/ BPL Category is Rs.100.

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