NTSE West Bengal 2020
Updated on Nov 17, 2019 - 5:06 p.m. IST by Maniprabha.singh

NTSE West Bengal 2020- Official answer key of NTSE West Bengal 2020 has been released on November 26, 2019. West Bengal NTSE 2020 Stage 1 was conducted on November 17, 2019. Now, the result of West Bengal NTSE will be released in a pdf file in the month of March. Directorate of School Education, West Bengal was released NTSE West Bengal admit card 2020 on November 2, 2019. The last date to download NTSE WB admit card was November 15, 2019. Students who filled the application forms for NTSE West Bengal 2020 could download their hall tickets through login window on wbsed.gov.in. Class 10 Students of the West Bengal state could apply for NTSE West Bengal until September 8, 2019. The West Bengal NTSE application is considered complete when all documents and a Certificate from HOI is uploaded. If the application form of the students were rejected due to unavailability of proper documents, the exam conducting body 'reject and unlock' the application forms. Thus, students were able to edit the same within September 15, 2019, and submit it. Candidates who qualify NTSE Stage 1 West Bengal will be called to appear for stage 2 of NTSE Exam.
NCERT will hold Stage 2 of NTSE 2020 on May 10, 2020. Students who pass both stages will receive the scholarship amount. Read further for eligibility criteria, application process and more on NTSE West Bengal 2020-
Latest- NTSE West Bengal 2020 Answer Key released officially. Check NTSE Result & NTSE Cut off

NTSE West Bengal 2020- Exam Overview

Name of the examination

West Bengal State-Level National Talent Search Examination

Abbreviation used

NTSE Stage 1

Level of the exam


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 2020 Important Dates

To qualify the examination, students must be aware of the all NTSE exam dates 2020. Check the given table to know about NTSE West Bengal dates:

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Start of NTSE West Bengal Application

August 1, 2019

Application concludes

September 8, 2019

Edit in Online Application Forms
Till September 15, 2019
Admit Card Date
November 2 to November 15, 2019

NTSE West Bengal 2020 Exam Date

November 17, 2019

Official Answer Key DateNovember 26, 2019

NTSE West Bengal Stage 1 Result

Second week of March 2020

Release of NTSE 2 Admit Card
April 2020

Exam Date of NTSE Stage II

May 10, 2020

NTSE Stage 2 Result Date
September 2019

NTSE West Bengal 2020 Answer Key

  • The answer key of West Bengal NTSE 2020 has been released officially on November 26, 2019.
  • The NTSE answer key contains correct answers for questions asked in MAT and SAT tests.
  • Students can calculate their scores with the help of NTSE West Bengal answer keys.

NTSE West Bengal 2020 Result

  • The result of West Bengal NTSE Stage 1 will be announced online in the month of March 2020.
  • The NTSE result will be announced in the forms of a merit list.
  • NTSE West Bengal result will contain the name and scores of the shortlisted students who qualify for NTSE stage 2.
  • The stage 2 exam will be conducted on May 10, 2020, and the NTSE stage 2 result will be declared by NCERT in September 2020.

Previous Year's NTSE West Bengal Cutoff

DGE will issue the cut off marks for NTSE West Bengal stage l along with the result in the second week of March 2020. NTSE cut off is the minimum marks that one must attain in the examination to qualify the test. Previous year's West Bengal NTSE cut off for general, SC, ST, OBC, and PH categories have been provided below.

CategoryCut Off

NTSE 2019-20 Scholarship

Students selected from NTSE West Bengal stage 1 exam will compete for merit-based scholarships at stage 2 NTSE 2020. Under the National Talent Search Examination scheme, 2000 scholarships are distributed to top-ranking students. Check NTSE Scholarship details below:

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 2020 Reservation Criteria

There is a reservation of 53.5% out of the 2000 scholarships offered under NTSE. Refer to below to check reservation percentage for SC, ST and PH (Physically Handicapped)


Reservation percentage

Scheduled caste


Scheduled tribes


Physically handicapped




NTSE West Bengal 2020 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 2020. Students should satisfy the given terms before filling the applications-

  • Students who have scored at least 50% marks (40% or above for SC/ST/OBC) in class 9 are eligible to apply for NTSE West Bengal 2020

  • 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 West Bengal NTSE

  • The age of candidates doesn’t exceed 18 years and is not employed.

NTSE West Bengal 2020 Important Instructions

DGE, West Bengal laid down some instructions for West Bengal NTSE for filling the 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 2020, 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.

How to Apply Online for NTSE West Bengal 2020?

The applications for West Bengal NTSE 2020 has been closed. Students could apply till September 8, 2019. To apply for West Bengal NTSE, candidates should follow these basic steps:
Step 1- Online NTSE Registration

  • Click on the provided link (to be updated soon) or visit the http://wbsed.gov.in

  • 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 fill 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.

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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.

  • Each scanned document should be of 100KB size.

West Bengal NTSE Application Form Status: Students will receive the status of their application accepted/ rejected on their registered email ID or phone number.

NTSE West Bengal 2020 Admit Card

  • Students who applied for West Bengal NTSE 2020 can download the NTSE WB admit card from the official website of DGE, West Bengal.
  • The admit cards can be downloaded from November 2 to November 15, 2019, by visiting the link given above.
  • If a student finds any kind of discrepancy in NTSE West Bengal Admit Card then he/she should contact the concerned office of the District Inspector of schools before November 15, 2019.
  • NTSE admit card for stage 2 will be issued in the month of April 2020.
  • Students can check their name and complete address of exam venue. NTSE admit card is a mandatory document to carry to the exam hall.

How to Prepare for NTSE West Bengal?

To prepare for NTSE West Bengal 2020, 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 2020 Syllabus

The exam conduction authority doesn't release any specific NTSE Syllabus. However, as per the official notification is suggested to refer the Class 9th & 10th syllabus of CBSE or State Board to prepare for NTSE 2020. Check the given table for important topics-

NTSE MAT Syllabus

Series - Missing Character, Alphabet Test, Blood Relations, Averages, Speed, Distance & Time, Arithmetic Reasoning, Coding-Decoding. Direction Sense Test. Time & Work

Numbers & Time Sequence Test - Clock, Data Sufficiency, Equation, Ratio, Proportion & Variation, Calendar, Logical Venn Diagram, Syllogism, Counting the number of Figures, Input-Output, Statement, Assumption & Conclusion

Puzzles - Data Interpretation, Analogy & Classification, Number System, Figure Series, Paper Folding, Unfolding, Cutting & Dot Situation, Mirror & Water Images, Figure Matrix

Classification - Analogy, Percentages, Alligations or Mixtures, Profit, Loss & Discount, Simple and Compound Interest, Cubes and Dice, Fundamental Principle of Counting; Data Inequality

NTSE SAT Syllabus
NTSE Science Syllabus

Physics- Current Electricity, Magnetic Effects of Current, Gravitation, Motion, Light, Reflection & Refraction Sources of Energy, Laws of motion, Work & Energy, Fluid, Waves & Sound.

Chemistry - Chemical Reactions & Equations, Acids, Base & Salts, Metals & Non Metals, Atoms & Molecules and Mole Concept, Carbon & Its Compound, Periodic properties

Biology - Nutrition, Excretion, Cell & Tissue, Transportation, Control & Coordination, Food Resources, Natural Resources, Respiration, Reproduction in Plants and Animals, Heredity and Evolution, Diseases

NTSE Maths Syllabus

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, Circles, Areas related to Circles, Surface Area and Volume, Probability, Statistics, Co-ordinate geometry

NTSE Social Sciences Syllabus

History - The French Revolution, Russian Revolution, Nazism and the Rise of Hitler, 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, Work, Life and Leisure, The Story of Cricket

Geography & Political Science - India, Size and Location, Physical Features of India, Drainage, Political Science, 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, Money and Credit, Consumer Rights, Globalization and the Indian Economy, Food Security

NTSE West Bengal 2020 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of West Bengal NTSE 2020 consists of test duration, the number of questions asked, type of questions, sections and more. The exam conducts for a duration of 4 hours. The total marks of NTSE are 200. See the following table for NTSE 2020 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 2020 Sample Paper

The NTSE sample papers and previous years’ question papers 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.

Download West Bengal NTSE Question Papers Here

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when will ntse result for wb be announced?

Akram Khan 18th Feb, 2020


Ntse stage 1 exam was held in the Month of November 2019. The result for ntse stage 1 exam is declared by respective scert. Many states have declared their result. So it is expected that soon the result for wb ntse will be declared most probably in Second week of March 2020. You can check the official website scholarships.wbsed.gov.in for result.

Hope this helps.

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Sir I have got 152 marks in Punjab Ntse. I belong to general category. But my name is not there in selected students list.

Sujatha Venkat 18th Feb, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Sorry to hear that you are not selected. In this selection procedure they take the top students only. I mean there will be many people who might have scored more than the cut off,at that time there will be a limit to the selection procedure so they take according to that count only. In that the top students will be shortlisted. You might have qualified but not selected because of more competition and more students above you. Hope this is useful


when will Delhi ntse result be announced

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 17th Feb, 2020


NTSE Delhi results will get declared in the month of February, so it may be anytime soon.The result will be in the form of pdf format mentioning the roll number, name, category of the candidate along with total marks including that of MAT score and SAT score.

Stay updated at edudel.nic.in

You can also follow the regular updates at https://school.careers360.com/articles/ntse-delhi-result


When will be ntse stage 1 result will be declared in Punjab? Result of Haryana and Karnatka is already been declared.

Shubhangi sinha 17th Feb, 2020

Hello shristi,

SCERTs have declared the result of NTSE 2020 stage 1 Punjab, Odisha Telangana, and other states. Students can check the NTSE 2020 result stage 1 in the form of merit list. NTSE stage 1 result 2020 pdf contains roll numbers of selected students and their marks. The exam authority has also released the cut off marks with NTSE result 2020.

Students who qualify in NTSE Stage 1 will be eligible to appear for the stage 2 exam. NCERT will conduct the stage 2 exam on May 10, 2020. SCERTs also send the NTSE exam result 2020 to the respective schools. NTSE exam 2020 stage 1 exam was conducted on November 2, 3 & 17, 2019. NTSE 2020 result for stage 2 will be announced by NCERT on ncert.nic.in in August 2020.

You can check the state wise results in the link given below -


Good luck,

Hope it helps :)


What is the cut off of NTSE STAGE 1 PUNJAB in marks?

Sharon Rose Student Expert 17th Feb, 2020


The expected cut off is as follows for NTSE stage 1 Punjab is as follows for each category

  • General: 130-140
  • SC: 110-120
  • ST: 85-95

The official cut off is yet to be announced.However, cut off is subjected to change it may increase or decrease slightly based on various factors like number of candidates appeared, difficulty of exam etc.

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