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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, 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 ( 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



Schedule of Higher Secondary Examination 2016

ADMIT CARD for H.S. 2015 will be issued from First week of February 2015


Exam will be Started on 15th February 2016
উচ্চ মাধ্যমিক পরীক্ষা ২০১৬ তে ১৫ই ফেব্রুয়ারী   শুরু হবে 
Details of H.S. Examination 2016



Applications are invited for awarding scholarship for the year 2014-15 under “Swami Vivekananda West
Bengal Government Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme” introduced for providing financial assistance to the poor and meritorious students of West Bengal pursuing higher studies.




The Merit-Cum-Means Scholarship Scheme has been introduced for providing financial assistance to the poor and meritorious students of West Bengal. The students of post-Madhyamik levels in regular courses who are domiciled in West Bengal and studying in one of the educational institutions of this State after passing out from the State Board/Council of Secondary/Higher Secondary Education and Madrasah Siksha Parishad or a University of West Bengal, set up by State Act, are eligible to apply for the scholarships.

The amount of Scholarship for different categories are as follows:

Sl. No Category Amount per month
1. HS Level Rs500
2. Under Graduate level Rs.750/- to Rs.1500/-
3. Post-Graduate level Rs.1200/- to Rs.1400/-


a) Students annual family income must be Rs.80,000/- or less.

b) Students should satisfy the Category wise eligibility criteria as per the list below:

Sl. No Category Eligibility
1. HS level 1. At least 75% in aggregate in Madhyamik Pariksha or its equivalent as stated above excluding optional elective subject. Students who are enrolled in Class XI on passing Madhyamik Pariksha or its equivalent examination in 2014 will be eligible to apply.
2. Under Graduate level 1. At least 75% marks, consisting of two language subjects and three best elective subjects.2. Students who are enrolled in the first year of Under Graduate Courses after passing the H.S. Examination or its equivalent in the same year of application.
3. Post-Graduate level 1. At least 55% marks in Honours subjects at the Graduation level.2. Students who are enrolled in the first year class of Post Graduate Course in general education after passing the Graduation with Honours in the same year of application will be eligible to apply.

[Candidates opting for the scholarship and found eligible, will not be allowed to enjoy any other Governmental (Central/State) scholarship or stipend for the same course / stage of study. However, one time grant or assistance received from any source, or free or partly free studentship allowed by the host institutions will not debar the students from availing of the benefits of the Scheme. In case of suppression of fact of getting double scholarships from the Government Authorities for the same course of study the scholarships granted shall be cancelled automatically and the scholarships payee shall be asked to refund the amount at once.]

Application Form (for submission manually):  Swami-Vivekananda-Scholarship-2014-2015

Education Directorate (Directorate of Public Instruction), W.B.,

Scholarship & Stipend Section,

Bikash Bhavan, 9th floor, North Wing,

Salt Lake, Kolkata-700091

For New Application the following documents are mandatory:

1) Income declaration affidavit*.

2) Passport size photograph*.

3) Income Certificate*.

4) Copy of last Marksheet*.

5) Residential proof*.

6) Photocopy of the first page of passbook depicting the A/C no.*.


1)  Model Proforma of Declaration of Income in the Form of Affidavit

2)  Model Proforma for Income Certificate




1. Before you start filling up the online application form, please ensure that the requisite attachments/annexure are ready for submission.

2. All the mandatory information must be entered correctly to successfully submit the online application form.

3. The online filling-up of the Application Form is interactive in nature and online guidance will be available while filling up the form.

4. The Online application may be submitted by any one of the follow ways:

a. By the Candidate directly after Registration using eServices option of the Website

APPLY ELECTRONICALLY ONLINE (with steady internet connectivity)


APPLY ELECTRONICALLY OFFLINE (for intermittent connectivity)

b. Through the Customer Service Centers located throughout West Bengal – will help the candidate submit the Online Application.

Please refer to the notifications published at different News Papers on behalf of the Higher Education Department.

Please follow the steps mentioned below after the Online eForm is submitted successfully:

1. Take the print-out of the submitted application.

2. Attach the Annexures as required to be submitted.

3. Send the application by Post to the respective addresses as mentioned above or drop at the drop box kept at the respective addresses.



Swami Vivekananda Govt. Merit cum Means Scholarship Scheme, 2014Website :  








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