NTSE State Level National Talent Search Examination 2018-19


The State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), Kerala is organising the State-level National Talent Search Examination for the students of Class X on 04 November, 2018.


** Only those pupils who are studying in Class X during this academic year (2018 – 19) in any Government/Aided/Recognised schools/Kendriya Vidyalaya/ Navodaya Vidyalaya in Kerala are eligible to apply for the State-level NTS Examination.

** Students registered under Open Distance Learning (ODL) will also be eligible for scholarship provided the student is below the age of 18 years and is appearing in Class X examination for the first time.

** Pupils who have secured not less than 55% marks for all non-language subjects in the qualifying examination of class IX of 2017-18 will be admitted for the examination.

How To Apply?

Pupils are directed to apply Online. Read the following instructions carefully

Steps :
Step 1 : Open the website of SCERT Kerala and Click NTSE link under Scholarship Exam


Step 2 : Click on the link online payment of NTSE fee 2018-19
Step 3 : Enter the required details and Press submit button

Step 4 : Click on the options for remittance of the fee (Credit card/Debit card, Internet banking/SBI Branch – challan mode)
Step 5 : Payment can be done through Credit/Debit card or Internet Banking or challan

Step 6 : If challan mode of payment is selected, download the challan, get a printout and remit the fee in any SBI Branch

Step 7 : After remitting fee you will get a SB collect reference number starting with DU………… For internet banking also you will get the same
Step 8 : You can complete the filling up of application only using this SB collect reference number starting with DU………….

Step 9 : The NTSE application will be open again 12 hours after the payment of the fee either online or at the bank counter
Step 10 : Click on NTSE application with the SB collect reference number starting with DU…… upload the application form

Note :
Do not apply online more than one time. If correction is necessary click ‘Online Application Editing.’ Then enter your Application ID and Application Number and do the necessary corrections.

Step 11 : Only after entering necessary corrections confirm your Application. After confirmation further editing is not possible. Only after confirmation click submit and get the hardcopy of your online Application.

Step 12 : The hard copy of the online application of the following category of students should be accompanied by
a. Those belonging SC/ST/BPL categories should send the attested photocopy of the caste certificate /BPL certificate as proof.

b. Physically challenged candidates must produce the attested copy of medical certificate from the competent authority stating that the candidate suffers from 40% or more disability as per the PWD Act 1995.

Step 13 : The Principal /HM should ensure that all the relevant certificates/documents are enclosed along with Application form.

Step 14 : The hard copy of the Online Application along with relevant certificates/documents shall be sent by post to the following address after obtaining the declaration/signature from the applicant as well as the Principal/ HM with seal before the last date.

The Liaison Officer
The State Level NTS Examination
SCERT, Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram – 12

Note :
The candidates are advised to keep a photo copy of the Hard copy of the Online application. They have to enter their Application ID and Application Number to get the Hall ticket from SCERT Website

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