NTSE West Bengal Result 2021 Date Stage 1 Merit List Cut Off Marks

NTSE West Bengal Result 2021: In the state of West Bengal, the Directorate of School Education conducted the NTSE 2021 on 24th Jan 2021. As of now, only the first stage has been organized. The second stage of NTSE 2021 in West Bengal will be organized on June 13th, 2021 after the publication of the result of the Stage I examination. All the students who have given the NTSE Stage I examination can check the NTSE West Bengal Result on the official website of the School Education Department, West Bengal. The result for the same is likely to be released in the month of April 2021.

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NTSE West Bengal 2021

Directorate of School Education, West Bengal organizes the examination every year to find the students with high intellect and appreciate their talent by granting scholarships to them. It is a national level examination regulated under the guidelines prescribed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training, NCERT. However, the authorized state education departments supervise the conduction of the examination in the concerned states. Through the National Talent Search Examination, about 2000 scholarships are granted to deserving candidates across the country.


Follow the article below to check the NTSE West Bengal 2021 Result of Stage I examination. Check out the NTSE important dates, merit list, cut-off marks and procedure on how to view the result of NTSE West Bengal 2021.

NTSE West Bengal Overview

Scholarship Name National Talent Search Examination (NTSE)
জাতীয় প্রতিভা অনুসন্ধান পরীক্ষা
StateWest Bengal
Conducting AuthorityNCERT- National Council of Educational Research and Training
State DepartmentDirectorate of School Education, Govt. of West Bengal
ObjectiveEncourage students to pursue higher studies
BenefitsMonetary benefits of Rs. 1250/- per month
Date of Examination24th Jan 2021
Declaration of ResultApril 2021
Official Websitewww.scholarships.wbsed.gov.in

Important Dates

NTSE West Bengal EventsDate
Date of NTSE Examination (Stage I)24th Jan 2021
Answer Key of NTSE 202127th Jan 2021
Final Answer Key of NTSE West Bengal 202112th Feb 2021
Result Declaration of Stage – I ExamApril 2021*
Availability of Admit Card for Stage – II Exam May 2021*
West Bengal NTSE Stage – II Exam13th June 2021
Result Declaration of Stage – II ExamAugust 2021*
*Tentative Dates- We will update the official dates as soon as the announcement by NTSE West Bengal authorities.

NTSE West Bengal Merit List 2021

Students selected for the Stage II of NTSE Scholarship West Bengal will be based on the release of a merit list. Only the students who have their names on the merit list will be considered eligible to appear for the next stage. It will be prepared by the concerned authorities of the Directorate of School Education, West Bengal on the grounds of reservation criteria and minimum qualifying marks.

The merit list will be finalized after ensuring the minimum qualifying marks obtained by the students in both tests. The scores of both MAT (Mental Ability Test) and SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) will be regarded while preparing the list.

It must be noted that the rank or marks obtained in the first stage of the examination will not play any role in the final selection of the candidates. Stage -I is conducted only to refer the commendable students from each state/UT to the NCERT. The final merit list will be prepared by the NCERT and only those shortlisted students will be rewarded the concerning scholarships.

NTSE Result 2021 [OUT] Stage 1 Check

Reservation Criteria

A reservation policy is followed while preparing the merit list for NTSE 2021 to benefit the underprivileged categories of the state. Check the NTSE Reservation Criteria below.

CategoryReservation of seats
Scheduled Castes15%
Scheduled Tribes7.5%
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)27%
Physically Handicapped4%

Minimum Qualifying Marks

To qualify for the second stage of the examination, the students must acquire the following minimum qualifying marks category-wise.

SC/ST/ Physically Handicapped32%32%
EWS/ OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)40%40%

NTSE West Bengal Cut-off Marks 2021

The cut-off marks are the minimum marks required to obtain to qualify for the next stage of the examination. The expected cut-off for NTSE West Bengal Stage I examination is as follows:

Expected cut-off 2021

CategoryExpected Cut-off

However, the NTSE applicants can refer to the following tables to determine the cut-off marks of the previous years of 2020 and 2019 as decribed below.

For the year 2020


For the year 2019


How to view NTSE West Bengal Result 2021 Stage 1?

The result of NTSE West Bengal 2021 can be accessed by the students through the official website of the School Education Department, WB @www.scholarships.wbsed.gov.in. Check the procedure described below.

Step I:- Firstly the applicants need to visit the official website of the School Education Department, Government of West Bengal. The homepage will be displayed on the screen.

Step II:- On the homepage, the applicants must click on the option of “NTSE West Bengal Result 2021” under the Notice tab.

Step III:- A list with the names of all the shortlisted candidates for the Stage II examination of NTSE will appear.

Step IV:- Search for your name or roll number in the list.

Step V:- All the selected candidates must preserve a copy of the result with themselves for future references.

West Bengal NTSE 2021 Stage – II

After the release of the West Bengal Stage One NTS Examination Result, the selected list of students will be called upon to appear for the Stage 2 ecamination to be organized by NCERT.

  • The examination for Stage II of NTSE West Bengal will be held on June 13th, 2021.
  • Only the shortlisted students from each state through Stage I will be eligible.
  • Admit Card Availablity – May 2021
  • Declaration of Result – August 2021

Exam Details

  • Number of Tests: Two (MAT and SAT)
  • Mode of Examination: Offline
  • Time Duration: 2 hours (for each test)
  • Number of Questions: 100 each
  • Type of Questions: Multiple Choice Questions
  • Medium of Examination: NTSE-West-Bengal-languages
  • Marking Scheme: No negative marking
  • Syllabus:
    • MAT– Mental Ability Test
    • SAT- Science, Social Science and Mathematics

Support Helpdesk

For any queries related to the NTS Examination West Bengal, you contact the Directorate of School Education officials. You can write to them at helpscholarships@gmail.com.

Directorate of School Education
BikasBhawan, 7th Floor,
East Block, Salt Lake City,
Kolkata- 700091

Important Links

Official Website of Directorate of School EducationClick here
Result of NTSE West Bengal Stage- I (available soon)Click here
Final Answer Key of NTSE 2021Click here
Answer Key of NTSE 2021Click here

Frequently Asked Questions

What is NTSE?

NTSE, National Talent Search Examination, is a national level examination conducted by NCERT to search the nutured talent across the country.

What will the NTSE 2021 result West Bengal be released?

The result for Stage- I NTSE 2021 West Bengal is likely to be released in the month of April 2021.

How much scholarship amount is granted to the selected list of beneficiaries?

For XI and XII students: Rs. 1250/- per month
For UG and PG students: Rs. 2000/- per month
For Ph.D. students: as per UGC norms

When will the West Bengal Stage – II of the NTSE examination be conducted?

The written exmaination for Stage 2 of NTSE West bengal will be held on June 13th, 2021.

Is there any application fee for the Stage- II of NTSE West Bengal?

No, NCERT does not charge any application form for the Stage- II NTSE.

Who should I contact for queries realted to NTSE West Bengal?

You can write to the officials of School Education Department of West Bengal at helpscholarships@gmail.com