NTSE Bihar Exam 2019
Jayita Sardar, 22 Oct 2018

NTSE Bihar Exam 2019: The NTSE Bihar admit card 2019 will release online one week prior to the exam. Candidates can find the link to download the admit card below on this page. The NTSE Bihar application form had been released online by SCERT, Bihar. Candidates had to download the form, take a printout and fill it offline. SCERT Bihar is the exam conducting body of Bihar NTSE. The last date to submit the application form along with the payment of fee was September 12, 2018. The stage 1 of NTSE 2019 Bihar will be conducted on November 4, 2018.

All students studying in class 10 were eligible to apply for NTSE. The result of NTSE Bihar, stage 1 will be published by the second week of March, 2019. Those students meeting the cut off score in Bihar NTSE 2019 will sit for NTSE, stage 2. NTSE, stage 2 will be held on May 12, 2019. To know more about the NTSE Bihar 2019, carefully go through this article.


NTSE Bihar Exam 2019: Overview

Name of the Examination

National Talent Search Examination


NTSE Bihar

Level of Examination


Conducted By

SCERT, Bihar

Eligibility Criteria

10th Standard

Mode of examination

Pen and Paper

Medium of Examination

Hindi or English

NTSE Bihar Important Dates and Events 2019


Below is the list of important events and their tentative dates. Students can form an idea about the timeline of NTSE 2019 by referring to this calendar.



Application begins

August 9, 2018

Last Date of Application form submission (Extended) 

September 12, 2018

Release of Admit Card Online

October, 2018

NTSE Bihar, stage 1

November 4, 2018

NTSE Bihar Result

Second week of March, 2019

NTSE Bihar, stage 2

May 12, 2019

NTSE Bihar Eligibility Criteria 2019

 All the students belonging to schools affiliated with Bihar Government/CBSE/ ICSE/Bihar State Madrasa Education Board and Bihar Sanskrit Education Board were eligible to take part in Bihar NTSE 2019. Please note, NTSE was only open to those students who are studying in standard 10th during the ongoing academic year.

There is no age limit or income limit to appear for NTSE Bihar 2019. The respective school of the candidate has to be located in Bihar.

NTSE Bihar Application Form 2019

 NTSE application forms 2019 of Bihar were released on August 9, 2018. Interested candidates had to visit the official website of SCERT Patna or they could click on the direct link for the application form given below. Given below are the steps to apply for NTSE Bihar 2019.

Step 1: Click on the link below to download the NTSE Bihar application form. Take a printout.

Step 2: Use only black/blue ball point pen to fill the application form. Provide all the necessary details in Capital Letters and double check the information to work against the cancellation of the form. Write your name and your father’s name on the back side of the passport sized photo which is to be attached on the Application form.

Step 3: Fill the form and submit it along with the registration fees to the Principal/Vice Principal latest by September 12, 2018.


Click Here to download the NTSE Bihar Application Form 2019 (Closed)
                 NTSE Question Papers Download Here


General category students were required to pay Rs.100 as application and reserved category students had to pay Rs. 50 as application fee. Reserved category students had to attach the attested copy of certificate regarding reserved caste issued by SDM/ Tehsildar with the application form. Without the caste certificate, candidates will be considered as general category students.


NTSE Bihar Syllabus 2019



Mental Ability Test

Verbal reasoning test: alphabetic test, analogy, analytic reasoning, arithmetic reasoning, blood relations, coding-decoding, direct sense test, fill in the blanks, word sequencing, Venn diagrams, questions on direction, word problems, clock problems, series completion test, truth verification, hypothetical situations

Non-verbal reasoning test, questions will be based on: analogy, analytic reasoning, dot fixing situation, classification, embedded figures, folding/ cutting paper, complete the figures, mirror images, problems on cubes and dice, transparent paper folding, water images.

Scholastic Aptitude Test

Mathematics: algebra-expressions, arithmetic progression, basic geometry, circles, coordinated geometry, direct & inverse variations, exponent, linear equation, number system, probability, quadratic equations, simple & compound interest, square root and cube root, triangles, trigonometry, statistics, surface area and volume.


Science: acid, bases and salts, air,carbon and its compounds, cellular level of organisms, diversity in living organisms, fibers and plastics, food production and management, light, magnetism & electricity, evolution, measurement, metals & non-metals, environment, periodic classification of elements, physical & chemical changes in matter, source of energy, structure of an atom, water.


History: culture, science, & literature, early medieval period, Indus valley civilization, introduction of ancient Indian history, Jainism, Buddhism, and conquerors from other countries and nations, medieval architecture and culture, national movement, new empires and kingdoms, popular movements and social reforms, revolt of 1857, the Mauryas, Mughal empire, Vedic Period.


Civics: democracy, diversity and livelihood, economic presence of the government, India & its neighboring countries, state government, judiciary, UN & other international agencies, Union government.


Geography: agriculture, atmosphere, industries, internal structure of earth and rocks, major domains and land-forms, maps and globe, motion of the earth, natural vegetation, environment of India, resources and development, solar system.


NTSE Bihar Exam Pattern 2019 

A detailed exam pattern and marks allotted for each papers  in stage 1 of NTSE Bihar 2019 is given below. All the question will be of MCQ types. Two papers will be conducted consecutively on the same day. Please note, every candidate will have to attend the respective District Headquarter of their district to appear for the exam.


Number of Questions

Maximum Marks











NTSE Bihar Admit Card 2019

 Admit card of NTSE Bihar 2019 is expected to be available one week before the examination. Students can visit the official website of SCERT, Bihar to download their admit cards. Links to download will be provided on this page. Please note, without the admit card, students will be denied entry to the exam hall and appear for NTSE Bihar 2019.


How to Prepare for NTSE Bihar 2019 

NTSE Bihar doesn’t have any specific syllabus. But it is similar to what students cover for their school work. All three papers of NTSE judge the students on their analytical skills, problem solving skill and logical reasoning. As students of 10th standard, candidates are not used to answering on OMR sheets. All the questions will be MCQ types. It will be beneficial for the students to go through the previous years test papers of Bihar NTSE 2019 and attempt to solve it. We’ve already provided the syllabus for NTSE Bihar in this article. Student must refer to it to be better prepared for NTSE Bihar 2019.


NTSE Bihar Answer Key 2019

NTSE Bihar 2019 answer key is the compilation of correct answers asked in MAT, SAT and LCT papers. With the help of answer key students can check the accuracy of their answers. The official answer key of NTSE Bihar 2018-19 will be published by SCERT Bihar. Students will be notified by an official press release. Apart from that various answer keys from unofficial sites are usually released within a few hours after the examination. Students can avail them online. All the links to the answer keys will be provided for the student on this page.


NTSE Bihar Result 2019 

State Council of Education Research and Training will declare the result of NTSE Bihar 2019. The result will come out by the 2nd week of March, 2019. Students can check their result on the official website of SCERT Bihar. The merit list will contain details like candidates name, roll number, city, school’s name, mark obtained in LCT, SAT and MAT tests. Please note, no offline communication will be made to individual candidates. Students who will meet the cut off bar will go to NTSE, stage 2.


NTSE Bihar Cutoff 2018-19 

NTSE Bihar Cut off marks is the score students required to obtain to get through the first level of NTSE Bihar. The cut off marks depends on various factors such as highest number secured a candidate, lowest number secured by a candidate, the difficulty level of the question paper. The category-wise and subject-wise table containing the cut off marks of NTSE Bihar 2017-18 is given below.


Cut off Marks









Bihar NTSE Subject-wise Cut off Marks

A table containing the subject-wise cut off marks of NTSE Bihar 2018 is given below.

















NTSE Bihar Reservation Criteria 2019

NCERT offers 1000 scholarships to the successful candidates. The government regulation regarding reservation will be applied when shortlisting students on the first level of NTSE Bihar. A detailed table on the seats for the reserved category is given below.


Percentage of seats allotted





Physically handicapped



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