NTSE Bihar Exam 2019

NTSE Bihar ExamNTSE Bihar Exam 2019: SCERT, Bihar is the exam conducting body of Bihar NTSE. The stage 1 of NTSE 2019 Bihar is expected to be conducted around the first week of November, 2018. The application process usually starts during the month of August, 2018. All regular students belonging to all government recognized schools are eligible to apply. Aspirants must keep in mind that only students of the recognized schools located in Bihar can apply for NTSE Bihar 2018-19. The result of NTSE Bihar, stage 1 will be published by the 2nd week of March, 2019. Those students meeting the cut off score in Bihar NTSE 2019 will compete on NTSE, stage 2. NTSE, stage 2 will be held by 2nd week of May, 2019. To know more about the NTSE Bihar 2019, carefully go through this article.

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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 time line of NTSE Bihar by referring to this calendar.



Application begins

September, 2018

Last Date of Application form submission

Last week of August, 2018

Release of Admit Card Online

September, 2018

NTSE Bihar, stage 1

First week of November, 2018

NTSE Bihar, stage 2

Second week of May, 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 are eligible to take part in Bihar NTSE 2019. Please note, NTSE is 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 Exam Pattern 2019


A detailed list of 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. Three 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 Application Form 2019

Once the application forms of Bihar NTSE 2019 are released, interested candidates have to visit the official website of SCERT Patna or they can click on the direct link for the application form given below. After filling the application form of NTSE Bihar 2019 completely, students will submit the form to the principle of their respective schools. The principle will register their English names in alphabetical order on an Excel Sheet. Afterward, he will send the list of names and the bank draft of exam fees to the director SCERT, Patna.


General category students will be required to pay Rs.100 as application and reserved category students will have to pay Rs. 50 as application fee. Reserved category students have 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 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.


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.

Language Test

Synonyms/antonyms, reading comprehension, sentence completion, one-word substitution, grammar based problems, re-arrangement of jumbled words.

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.


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 few hours after 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


About NTSE

NTSE Bihar is the first stage of National Talent Search Examination for students of Bihar. NTSE Bihar 2019 will be held by the first week of November, 2018. The result of the mentioned exam will be out by 2nd week of March, 2019. SCERT is responsible for publishing of result of NTSE Bihar 2019. After the result, Those who meet the cut off of Bihar NTSE 2019 will go for further round which is the stahe 2 of NTSE. NCERT will conduct the NTSE, stage 2. The result of NTSE, stage 2 will be out by the ending of August, 2019. The amount of money successful candidates after NTSE, stage 2 will be allotted to is as follows.

Education Level

Scholarships Amount

Class 11th to 12th







As per the UGC norms

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