NTSE Topper Interview: “Work hard towards the right direction,” says Aryansh Bansal
Ipshita Sarmah, 29 May 2019, #NTSE

NTSE Topper Interview: Aryansh Bansal - Preparing for any exam requires dedication and hard work. NTSE topper Aryansh Bansal, in his interview with Careers360 says that it is not just hard work, but working hard towards the right direction that finally pays off. Apart from covering the syllabus, he says, solving NTSE test papers serve as an effective tool. Whenever in doubt, Aryansh sought guidance from his teachers, who helped him in every possible way. Aryansh Bansal cleared NTSE 2018 with a score of 164 out of total 197 marks. Those planning to appear for NTSE 2020 can know how toppers prepare for NTSE, which books they have preferred, and more. Students should plan their preparation strategy accordingly to get good marks in the exam.

NTSE Topper Interview: Aryansh Bansal

Q: Hi Aryansh, tell us about your educational qualification?

A: Hello, I am Aryansh Bansal. I am, currently, studying in class 11, pursuing my studies in Delhi Public School (DPS), Indirapuram.

Q: When did you appear for NTSE and how much did you score in the exam?

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A: It was for the year 2018 that I appeared for NTSE Exam. The first stage was held in November 2017 and I cleared that, which means I was selected for the second stage. In NTSE stage 2, my score was 164 out of 197.

Q: Did you take any coaching in order to prepare for the national talent search examination?

A: Yes, I did. I enrolled myself at FIITJEE to get better guidance while preparing for NTSE 2018.

Q: What books did you follow while preparing for NTSE?

A: To prepare for the exam, I just followed the NTSE books that were given to me by my coaching center. They guide you very well through the NTSE syllabus and help you get your concepts clear.

Q: Did you practice NTSE sample papers or take any mock tests while preparing for NTSE?

A: I practiced the test papers and NTSE sample papers. Solving the test papers proved to be a very helpful tool while studying for the exam as they helped me understand the paper pattern and important topics. Taking mock tests were very much effective in my preparation for NTSE.

Q: How much did your teachers support you during your preparation for NTSE?

A: My teachers helped me a lot. Whenever I had any doubt or difficulty, I would go to my teachers and ask for help, which they readily agreed to offer. The guidance that I received from them really helped me a lot in getting myself through the exam.

Q: Would you like to share some preparation tips with the fellow aspirants who are planning to take the test?

A: To my fellow aspirants, I would like to say that if you keep working hard towards the right direction, it will definitely help you gain success in NTSE. While you are preparing for the test, make sure that solve the modules properly, and within the given amount of time. Do not hesitate to have your doubts cleared by the best faculty whenever you have a doubt regarding any topic.

NTSE Preparation Tips

Along with the NTSE Topper's interview, students should also checkout given tips to get good marks in the NTSE exam,

  • Follow the NCERT Books and State Boards both to complete the syllabus because stage 1 is conducted by the SCERT of the state.
  • Solve the maximum number of sample papers and NTSE question papers to know the difficulty level and marks distribution.

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i will score 177 marks in ntse stage 1 in punjab . will i be elligible for stage 2

Komal Dayanand Gardi 21st Nov, 2019
Hello Tanish,  Good morning.
Scoring 170+ marks In NTSE is really good thing.  Final results of NTSE stage 1 is not released yet,  But you can predict your chance of selection based on expected cut off marks.  As per these,  The expected cut off for general category is 130-140+ .
So as per this marks,  You will definitely got selected for next stage of NTSE.
So be prepared for stage 2.
Good luck for your next exam.
I hope it will help you more.

I have scored 162 for NTSE Kerala will I be eligible for Stage II?

Sharon Rose Student Expert 20th Nov, 2019

Hello Akshay,

You have not mentioned your category nevertheless the cut off is as follows for each category not NTSE Kerala stage 1 (2019)

General category - 143

OBC - 119

SC- 101.

As you have scored above cut off marks you have good chances of being eligible for stage 2.


Hai i am going to get 157 marks in Stage-I in Andhra pradesh from General Category , what are my chances to stage-II ...Harshaditya

Devraj choudhary Student Expert 20th Nov, 2019


According to our experts the cutoff for NTSE stage 2 for andhra pradesh students for general category will be around 164. You have 157, so it seems you have low chances for getting qualified for satge2 . For more information visit this link https://school.careers360.com/articles/ntse-andhra-pradesh-cutoff

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ntse stage 1 ke liye 200 marks me pass marks kitna chahiye

Devraj choudhary Student Expert 20th Nov, 2019


For obc in Jharkhand, according to our experts the cutoff will be in range of 130-145. So, you need this marks to clear stage -I. For more information visit this link https://school.careers360.com/articles/ntse-jharkhand-cutoff

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what is the pass marks of 2019 class 10 stage 1 in jharkhand from obc

Devraj choudhary Student Expert 20th Nov, 2019


To clear NTSE for obc obc Jharkhand,  according to our experts, you need the marks around 130-145 for qualifying the stage I. For more detail visit this link https://school.careers360.com/articles/ntse-jharkhand-cutoff

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