NTSE West Bengal 2019
Sachin Malik, 30 Jan 2019, #NTSE

NTSE West Bengal 2019 - Directorate of School Education, West Bengal will release the result for NTSE stage 1 exam in the first week of February 2019. It conducted National Talent Search Examination stage 1 for West on November 18, 2018. NTSE West Bengal 2019 is conducted for class 10 students from the state. The application process of NTSE West Bengal 2019 was closed on September 9, 2018. Candidates who's forms got rejected with unlock could edit and finalize their applications by September 16, 2018. Those who qualify NTSE West Bengal 2019 will succeed to stage 2 of the talent search exam. NTSE stage 2, 2019 will be conducted by National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) on May 12, 2019. Read further for eligibility criteria, application process and more on NTSE West Bengal 2019. Candidates could download their NTSE West Bengal admit card after November 2, 2018. 

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NTSE West Bengal Exam 2019 - Overview

Name of the examination

National Talent Search Examination Stage 1

Abbreviation used

NTSE Stage 1

Level of the exam


Date of exam

November 18, 2018

Conducted by

Directorate of School Education, West Bengal

Official Website for NTSE


State/UT Liaison Officer &



Dr. Syed Nurus Salam

Deputy Director of School Education Directorate of School Education Bikas Bhawan, 7thFloor East Block,

Salt Lake City

Kolkata-700091 (West Bengal)


Eligibility Criteria

For class 10 students.

Mode of examination

Pen and paper

Mode of Application


Frequency of Exam

Once each year.

NTSE West Bengal Exam 2019 Important Dates and Events



Application begins

August 1, 2018

Application concludes 

September 9, 2018

Last date to edit application

September 16, 2018

NTSE West Bengal 2019 exam

November 18, 2018

NTSE West Bengal Results

First week of February 2019

NTSE 2019, Stage 2

May 12, 2019

NTSE West Bengal Answer Key 2019

The answer key of NTSE West Bengal 2019 has been made available to students in the following weeks of the exam date. DGE, West Bengal has released the official NTSE West Bengal answer key 2019. The answer key contains correct answers for questions asked in MAT and SAT tests.

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NTSE West Bengal Cutoff 2019

The cut off of NTSE West Bengal will be released by DGE, West Bengal along with the results by the first week of February 2019. NTSE West Bengal cut off 2019 will be declared for general, SC, ST, OBC, and PH categories. The cut off will contain minimum score in each paper required to be met by a candidate to qualify NTSE West Bengal as per his/her category.

NTSE West Bengal Result 2019

Students can check for NTSE West Bengal result 2019 by the first week of February 2019. A merit list of students selected for NTSE stage 2 will be released by DSE, West Bengal. NTSE West Bengal result 2019 will contain MAT, SAT, and overall merit scores of the participants. Those who qualify NTSE West Bengal 2019 will proceed to the second stage of the talent search.

NTSE West Bengal Exam 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Students currently studying in class 10 from any school recognized under W.B.B.S.E./ W.B.B.M.E./ I.C.S.E./ C.B.S.E in West Bengal could apply for stage 1 of West Bengal NTSE exam, 2019. The eligibility criteria state the following criteria to be met to be eligible for exam-

  • General category students who have scored at least 50% marks in class 9 are eligible to apply for NTSE West Bengal exam 2019.

  • For reserved categories, SC, ST, PH, and OBC students who have scored at least 40% in class 9 are eligible to apply.

  • Open or distance learning students can also apply for NTSE Karnataka 2019 given that candidate’s age doesn’t exceed 18 years, and isn’t employed. 

NTSE West Bengal 2019 Important Instructions

DGE, West Bengal laid down some instructions for NTSE West Bengal 2019 for filling the NTSE 2019 application form:

For OBC Candidates  Candidates applying under OBC reservation should meet the following conditions to avail reservation benefits.

  • The caste/ class the applicant belongs to should be listed in the ‘Central List of OBCs’ by NCBC (National Council of Backward Classes. To find your caste/ community in the Central List of OBCs click here.

  • Only those OBC applicants who come under ‘Non-Creamy Layer’ income group will be able to avail the reservation benefits. Creamy layer OBC applicants will not be granted any reservation.

Examination Districts - While filling the application form of NTSE West Bengal 2019 students must choose the educational district they reside in. There are two educational districts applicants can choose from, the Barrackpore Educational District comprising of Sub-Divisions: Barrackpore and Bidhannagar, and Siliguri Educational District comprising of Siliguri Sub-Division only.

Click Here to Apply for NTSE West Bengal Application Form (Closed)

How to Apply Online for NTSE West Bengal 2019?

The application process for West Bengal NTSE 2019 is over. To apply for NTSE West Bengal exam 2019, candidates had to follow these basic steps:
Step 1- Online Registration

  • Click on the official link given above.

  • Next, you will be directed to ‘Instruction Page’. Read the instructions thoroughly and click on ‘PROCEED TO REGISTER’

  • You will be asked for a mobile number and email Id, and your personal details for registration. Fill in the details and press register.

  • On the next window you will find the options to download the registration details, and to login and fill the application form.

  • Download the registration details and click on login; you will be redirected to the scholarship portal of DSE, West Bengal. 

Step-2 Log in and filling the form

  • Once on the scholarship web portal of DSE, West Bengal, find the option to log in to your account by using the registration number and password given during registration and login to your account.

  • After logging in you will be directed to your dashboard. At the top of the window, you will find an option titled ‘Application’, click on it and then click on ‘Form Fill UP’

  • Upload a scanned copy of a recent passport sized photograph. Image size should be in ‘.jpg’ format and should not exceed 20kb.

  • Fill the rest of the required details and press save. 

Step 3- Getting the application form, and the verification certificate attested by the head of the institution (Principal).

  • Download a copy of your application form, along with the verification form to be filled by the school Principal.

  • Both application and verification form is required to be attested by the Head of Institution/ School Principal.

  • Upload the attested certificate onto the registered ID created during registration.

  • Candidates who belong to SC/ ST/ OBC categories are required to submit scanned copies of their caste certificate certified by relevant authorities.

  • Candidates applying under PH category will be required to upload a scanned copy of their disability certificate, certified by a competent Medical Board of State Govt./ Central Govt.

NTSE West Bengal Exam Admit Card 2019

Students participating in West Bengal NTSE exam 2019 could download the admit card/ hall pass from the official website of DGE, West Bengal. NTSE West Bengal 2019 admit cards were available for download from November 2 till November 16, 2018.

Download NTSE West Bengal Admit Card 2019

How to Prepare for NTSE West Bengal 2019?

To prepare for NTSE West Bengal 2019 students must cover the exam pattern, syllabus, previous years’ question papers, and sample papers. Students who frequently practice with these materials will find it easy to understand the exam question and exam pattern. Following sections cover all of these preparation materials to help you with your preparation.

NTSE West Bengal Syllabus 2019

Neither NCERT nor SCERT prescribes any syllabus for NTSE stage 1 examinations. However, NTSE stage syllabus is prepared by various coaching institutes such as FIT-JEE for their coaching classes.

Mental Ability Test

Series -

  • Inserting the Missing Character

  • Blood Relations

  • Alphabet Test

  • Averages

  • Speed, Distance & Time

  • Arithmetic Reasoning

  • Coding Decoding

  • Direction Sense Test

  • Time & Work. 

Number, Ranking & Time Sequence Test -

  • Clock

  • Data Sufficiency

  • Equation, Ratio, Proportion & Variation

  • Calendar

  • Logical Venn Diagram

  • Syllogism

  • Counting number of Figures

  • Input Output

  • Statement , Assumption & Conclusion

Puzzles -

  • Data Interpretation

  • Basics of Number System

  • Figure Series, Analogy & Classification

  • Paper Folding, Unfolding, Cutting & Dot Situation

  • Mirror & Water Images

  • Figure Matrix. 

Classification -

  • Analogy

  • Percentages

  • Profit, Loss & Discount

  • Alligations or Mixtures

  • Simple and Compound Interest

  • Cubes and Dice

  • Fundamental Principle of Counting; Data Inequality.

Scholastic Ability Test

Physics -

  • Current Electricity

  • Motion

  • Magnetic Effects of Current

  • Sources of Energy

  • Laws of motion

  • Light, Reflection & Refraction

  • Work, Energy & Power Eye

  • Gravitation

  • Fluid

  • Waves and Sound.

Chemistry -

  • Chemical Reactions & Equations

  • Acids, Base & Salts

  • Is Matter Around Us Pure?

  • Metals & Non Metals

  • Alkaline Earth Metals

  • Atoms & Molecules and Mole Concept.

  • Carbon & Its Compound; Structure of Atom

  • Matter in our surroundings

  • Periodic properties

Biology -

  • Nutrition

  • Respiration

  • Transportation

  • Excretion

  • Cell

  • Improvement in Food Resources

  • Tissue

  • Control & Coordination

  • DLO

  • Natural Resources

  • Reproduction in Plants and Animals

  • Heredity and Evolution

  • Environment

  • Diseases

Mathematics -

  • Number System, Real Numbers

  • Polynomials, Factor & Remainder Theorem

  • Surds, Indices &Exponents.

  • Triangles

  • Quadrilaterals

  • Area of Parallelograms and Triangles

  • Heron’s Formula

  • Linear Equations in Two Variables

  • Quadratic Equations

  • Arithmetic Progression

  • Trigonometry

  • Application of Trigonometry

  • Circles

  • Areas related to Circles

  • Surface Area and Volume

  • Probability

  • Statistics

  • Co-ordinate geometry  

Social Sciences -

History -

  • The French Revolution

  • Russian Revolution

  • Nazism and the Rise of Hitler

  • Forest

  • Society and Colonialism

  • The Making of the Global World

  • Age of Industrialization

  • Print Culture and the Modern World

  • Novels, Society and History

  • Resources and Development;

  • Natural Vegetation

  • Water Resource

  • Pastoralists in the Modern World

  • Clothing: A Social History

  • Work, Life and Leisure

  • The Story of Cricket

 Geography -

  • India, Size and Location

  • Physical Features of India

  • Drainage.

  • Political Science

  • Democracy in the Contemporary World

  • What is Democracy

  • Why Democracy?

  • Resources and Development

  • Natural Vegetation

  • Water Resources

  • Climate

  • Mineral and Energy Resources;

  • Agriculture

  • Population

  • Manufacturing Industries 

Economics -

  • Story of Village Palampur

  • People as Resource

  • Development

  • Sectors of the Indian Economy

  • Poverty as a Challenge facing India

  • Money and Credit

  • Consumer Rights

  • Globalization and the Indian Economy

  • Food Security

NTSE West Bengal Exam Pattern 2019

As per the new changes, at the examination for NTSE West Bengal 2019 only Mental Ability Test, and Scholastic Ability Test were conducted. The language test is no longer a part of the exam, as mentioned earlier. The exam has been conducted for a duration of 4 hours, and for 200 marks. See the following table for NTSE West Bengal 2019 exam pattern.
NTSE West Bengal Exam pattern


Type of Questions

Number of questions

Time Duration

Mental Ability Test (MAT)

Multiple choices, Objective type.


120 minutes.

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

Multiple choices, Objective type.

100 questions worth 1 mark each.


  • Science-40

  • Mathematics- 20

  • Social Science - 40

120 minutes

NTSE West Bengal Sample and Question Paper 2019

The sample papers and previous years’ question papers of NTSE West Bengal are one of the key preparation materials for the exam. Practising with the question papers and sample papers helps a student develop a familiarity with the kind of questions that appear in the exam, and also the time duration.

NTSE Scholarship 2019

Students selected from NTSE West Bengal exam 2019 will compete for merit-based scholarships at stage 2 NTSE 2019. Under the National Talent Search Examination scheme, 1000 scholarships are distributed to top ranking students.
NTSE Scholarship amount

Education level

Scholarship Amount

Classes 11th to 12th

Rs. 1,250 per month


Rs. 2,000 per month


Rs. 2,000 per month


As per UGC norm.

NTSE Scholarship Reservation Criteria - There is a reservation of 26.5% out of the 1000 scholarships offered under NTSE programme. To check reservation percentage for SC, ST and PH (Physically Handicapped) students, refer to the table below:


Reservation percentage

Scheduled caste


Scheduled tribes


Physically handicapped




Conducted by

Directorate of School Education, West Bengal


Bikas Bhawan,

7thFloor East Block, Salt Lake City,

Kolkata-700091 (West Bengal)

Website- wbdse.com

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