West Bengal State Level National Talent Search Examination, 2016

West Bengal State Level National Talent Search Examination, 2016


Government of West Bengal
Directorate of School Education
Bikash Bhavan, 7th Floor
Salt Lake City, Kolkata-91

State Level National Talent Search Examination, 2016

State level National Talent Search Examination, 2016, for the students of class X or for those who will appear at the 10th level examination, 2016 through ODL mode will be held onNovember 8, 2015 (Sunday) in the different centres in the state of West Bengal. The students of class X studying in schools/ Madrasahs/lnstitution/Institute recognised by WBBSE / WBBME / Central Board of Secondary Education or Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination, New Delhi securing 50% and above marks (40% and above marks for SC/ST/Physically disabled candidates ) in the previous Annual Examination of class IX or pre-10th level examination, or credited corresponding to the said marks in grading system in last annual examination of Class IX or equivalent are eligible to appear at the examination. Students who have registered under Open Distance Learning (ODL) will also be eligible for Scholarship provided that the student is below the age of 18 years (as on 1st July 2015), the student is not employed and he/she will appear at 10th level examination for the 1st time. Three categories of physically challenged groups of children (namely hearing, physically and visually) having valid certificates with 40% and above disability & studying in class 10th standard may appear at the State level National Talent Search Examination, 2016. There is no income bar in applying for this scholarship. State Government does not charge any fee for the said Examination. Application Forms will be available on the website, www.wbsed.gov.in on and from 12.08.2015. The filled-in application form duly signed, authenticated along with photocopy of relevant certificates like result of last annual examination or pre-10th level examination, SC/ST certificates (issued by Competent Authority)/ Disability certificates (issued by competent Medical Board of State Govt. or Central Govt.), wherever it is necessary, must be submitted to the District Inspector of Schools (Secondary Education) concerned by 11th September, 2015. The application may be done by the students individually or from the schools concerned. In case of Study Centres under ODL mode, the Coordinator or Authorised person shall authenticate the required particulars mentioning approval number, code etc. of the Study Centre.

Commissioner, School Education,
West Bengal

Postal Address of the 22 Offices of District Inspector of Schools (Secondary Education) including Two Educational Districts of West Bengal

1. District Inspector of Schools (Secondary), Bankura, Bidya Bhawan, Court Compound, P.O. & Dist: Bankura, Pin:722101 12. District Inspector of Schools (Secondary), Kolkata, Siksha Bhawan, 27A, Bosepurkur Road, 5th Floor, Kolkata-700 042
2. District Inspector of Schools (Secondary), Barrackpur, 60, Barasat Road, P.O. Nonachandanpukur, Dist- North 24 Parganas, Pin-743102 13. District Inspector of Schools (Secondary), Malda, Siksha Bhawan, Atul Chandra Market, Mahesh Mati Road, P.O.- Malda, Dist-Malda, Pin-732101
3. District Inspector of Schools (Secondary), Birbhum, Vidya Sagar Bhavan, P.O. Suri, Dist-Birbhum, Pin-731101 14. District Inspector of Schools (Secondary)  Murshidabad, Siksha Bhawan, Panchantala, P.O. Berhampore, Dist- Murshidabad, Pin-742 101
4. District Inspector of Schools (Secondary), Burdwan, Netaji Bhawan, Kachari Road, P.O. & Dist-Burdwan, Pin-713 101 15. District Inspector of Schools (Secondary) Nadia, Siksha Bhawan, P.O. Krishnanagar, Dist:-Nadia, Pin-741101
5. District Inspector of Schools (Secondary), Coochbehar, P.O. & Dist- Coochbehar, Pin-736 101 16. District Inspector of Schools (Secondary) North 24 Parganas, Siksha Bhawan, 16/1, K.K. Mitra Road, P.O. Barasat, Dist:- North 24 Parganas, 700 124
6. District Inspector of Schools (Secondary), Dakshin Dinajpur, Beltala Park, P.O. Balurghat, Dist- Dakshin Dinajpur, Pin-733 103 17. District Inspector of Schools (Secondary) Paschim Medinipur, Siksha Bhawan, P.O. Midnapore, Dist:- Paschim Medinipur, Pin-721101
7. District Inspector of Schools (Secondary), Darjeeling, GTA, Old Secretariat Building, P.O.& Dist:-Daijeeling Pin-734 101 18. District Inspector of Schools (Secondary), Purba Medinipur, P.O. Tamluk, Dist:- Purba Medinipur, Pin-721636
8. District Inspector of Schools (Secondary), Hooghly, Pankhatuli Road, P.O. Pipulpati, Dist- Hooghly, Pin:-712103 19. District Inspector of Schools (Secondary), Purulia, Siksha Bhawan, P.O. Purulia, Dist:- Purulia, Pin:-723101
9. District Inspector of Schools (Secondary), Howrah, Siksha Bhawan, 18, Nityadhan Mukheijee Road, P.O. & Dist- Howrah, Pin-711101 20. District Inspector of Schools (Secondary), Siliguri, Alo Bhavan, 250/183, Nandalal Bose Sarani, Collegepara, P.O. Siliguri, Dist:- Darjeeling, Pin:-734001
10. District Inspector of Schools (Secondary), Jalpaiguri, Mohanta para, P.O. & Dist:-Jalpaiguri, Pin-735 101 21. District Inspector of Schools (Secondary) South 24 Parganas, Administrative Buildings, Alipore, Kolkata, Pin-700 027
11. District Inspector of Schools (Secondary), Uttar Dinajpur, P.O. Karnojora-via-Raiganj Dist:- Uttar Dinajpur, Pin- 733130 22. District Inspector of Schools (Secondary), Alipurduar, College Para, Alipurduar, Pin-736121



General Information Syllabus, Eligibility etc  HERE

Syllabus, Eligibility etc of National Talent Search Examination

General Information:

With a view to identify the talented students and to nurture their talents, Government of India (GOI) has introduced National Talent Search Scheme (NTSS) in the year 1963. The NCERT conducts the National Talent Search Examination for students who are presently studying in class X.

It is a two-stage selection process. The first stage selection i.e. Stage-I State level NTS Examination is conducted by the state by way of a written examination. The date for the said examination for this year has been fixed on 8th November, 2015 (Sunday). The number of students as per State quota in order of Merit among the successful ones in the Stage-I Examination, will be eligible to appear at the Stage-II Examination (National Level). Stage-II NTS Examination will be conducted and held on 8th May, 2016 (Sunday) by the N.C.E.R.T.

Examination Patten for Stage-I Examination:

State level Examination will be conducted in three session on the same day as per details given below:-

1) Mental Ability Test (MAT)

2) Language Test (LT)

3) Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

Name of the Tests Type Marks No. of items Duration (in minutes)
Mental Ability Test Objective/MCQ 50 50 45 Minutes
Language Test Objective/MCQ 50 50 45 Minutes
Scholastic Aptitude Test Objective/MCQ 100 100 90 Minutes

Language Test:

The Language Test is of qualifying nature and marks for Language Test will not be counted for deciding the final merit list of the students.

The candidate who will obtain the qualifying marks in the LT is eligible to be considered for preparation of the merit list, based on the marks obtained in SAT & MAT. Candidates will choose any one language out of 5 languages, i.e., English, Bengali, Hindi, Urdu and Nepali.


Subject: There is no prescribed syllabus for NTS Examination. The standard of items shall conform to the level of classes IX & X.

Scholastic Aptitude Test: The test comprises the subjects given below:

1) Mathematics, 2) Physics, 3) Chemistry, 4) Biology, 5) History, 6) Geography, 7) Political science, and 8) Economics

All questions in the booklet for Stage-I examination are of multiple choice type. One mark will be awarded for the right answer for each question. There is no negative marking in the said State Level examination.

Qualifying Marks:

Qualifying marks for the candidates is 40% for General Category and 35% for candidates of Schedule Caste, Schedule Tribe and Physically disabled in each paper.

Eligibility Criteria:

All Students of class X, studying in recognised schools/Madrasah/Institution and Open Distance Learning Study Centre under West Bengal Council of Rabindra Open Schooling/ NIOS with 50% and above marks for unreserved category and 40% for SC/ST/PH candidates in previous annual exam or pre-10th standard examination [provided the student is below the age of 18 years[as on 1st July 2015), is not employed and will appear at 10th standard examination for the first time in case of ODL only] are eligible to appear at the stage-I NTS examination.


On the basis of Stage-II NTS Examination 1000 Scholarships throughout India will be awarded up to Ph.D Level The amount of scholarship at present, is as follows:-

a) Scholarship of Rs. 1250/- per month for class XI-XII

b) Scholarship of Rs. 2000/- per month for undergraduate and post graduates.

c) Amount of Scholarship for Ph.D. to be fixed in accordance with the UGC norms.

State Quota:

State Quota for appearing Stage-II Examination is 276+ tie-up cases (with last cut off marks)


Govt. Of West Bengal does not charge any fee for State level National Talent Search Examination.


15% Scholarships will be reserved for students belonging to the SC category, 7.5% Scholarships for the students belonging to the ST category and 3% for physically challenged group of students both for State level and National Level examination.

Application Form:

Application form will be available in the website of School Education Department (www.wbsed.gov.in) from 12/08/2015. The filled-in application form should be submitted to the concerned District Inspector of Schools (S.E) of the districts after duly signed, authenticated by the Head of the Institution/ Teacher-in-charge of the concerned school / coordinator of the study centre or any authorised person in case of ODL along with the copy of the necessary certificates, like photocopy of the mark sheet of previous annual exam or pre-10th standard examination, copy of SC/ST/ Disability certificates bearing with the photograph of the students latest by 11th September, 2015.

Commissioner, School Education
West Bengal


Notification of National Talent Search Examination HERE

Two Years Deputation Period for West Bengal School Teachers to B.Ed Course

Government of West Bengal
School Education Department
Secondary Branch
Bikash Bhavan, 5th Floor, Salt Lake City, Kolkata – 91.

No. 579-SE(S)/2T-01/15 dated, the 24th June, 2015.

From: Smt. Lalita Agarwala,
Joint Secretary to the Govt. of West Bengal.

To: The District Inspector of School (SE), All District,
P.O. …………………
Dist. ………………… Pin ……………….

Sub: Deputation of Teachers of recognized Govt. Sponsored Schools and non-Govt. Aided Secondary and H.S. Schools to B. Ed. Course.

As per NCTE norms, this year the duration of B.Ed. training course has been changed to 2 years. So the approved working untrained Assistant Teachers of the recognized Non-Government Aided Secondary Schools must have to undergo B.Ed. training course for two years. Considering the changed situation and in partial modification of G.O. No. 982-SC/G dated 07.03.1968, it has been decided that-

  1. The Governing Body/Managing Committee of a recognized Government/Government Sponsored/ Non-Government Aided Secondary School may allow approved working untrained teacher (Pass Graduate or Honours Graduate/ Post Graduate) for undergoing training in any NCTE approved 2 years B. Ed. training course.
  2. The Governing Body/Managing Committee of the School will forward the papers of the applicant teachers to the District Inspector of Schools for necessary countersignature and the District Inspector of Schools, in usual manner, will countersign the papers of the applicant teachers as and where the same will be required by the concerned College or University. For this year only, in unavoidable circumstances, the District Inspector of Schools may countersign the papers on post facto basis as the session will start very soon.
  3. The Directorate/District Inspector of Schools will pay the salary to the deputed teachers in usual manner on production of work done/on duty certificate from the concerned authority of the College or University.
  4. For appointment in deputation vacancy of two years duration, the recruitment rules as framed in G. O. No. 605-SE(S) dated 20.06.2006 will apply mutatis mutandis.

This is issued in partial modification of provisions made earlier in this respect. This has immediate effect.

Joint Secretary to the
Govt. of West Bengal

No. 579-SE dated 24.06.2015Deputation_of_Teachers_for_2_Years_B Ed


EPF Employees Provident Fund for Para-Teachers, Shiksha Bandhus, PBSSM

 Implementation of Employees Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952


For implementation of Employees Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952, in respect of Para Teachers, Shiksha Bandhus and Other contractual employees under Paschim Banga Sarava Shikhsa Mission, engaged under contractual basis and to remain engaged till attainment of the age 60 years vide no. 886-SE (Pry)/PBRPSUS/ADMN/9/04-05 (Pt-II) dated 16.11.2010 and No. 898-SE (Pry)/PBRPSUS/ADMN/9/04-05 (Pt-II) dated 22.11.2010, as per order of the Secretary, School Education Department (No. 24-SE(EE) dt. 13.01.2015) Shri Jayanta Roy Mukherjee has been engaged for installation of software for Employees Provident Fund and Payroll Management in all 21 Educational districts and State Project Office.

For installation of software, employees details / data as per following format should be readily available in your district in respect all eligible persons as mentioned above.

Download Circulars  1) PBSSM-183/AC/..   2)EPF_for_Para_Teachers_West_Bengal