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W.B. State National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) 2018


Directorate of School Education (DSE), Kolkata is organising the West Bengal State Level National Talent Search Examination for the students of Class X on 05th November 2017


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Students of class X of any affiliated and recognized school under W.B.B.S.E./ W.B.B.M.E./I.C.S.E./C.B.S.E in West Bengal securing 50% and above marks (40% and above marks for SC/ST/Physically Disabled Candidates) in the final exam of class IX are eligible to appear at State level NTSE 2018


Students who have registered under Open Distance Learning (ODL) under NIOS / West Bengal Council of Rabindra Open Schooling and secured 50% and above marks in the Pre-10th level Exam (40% and above marks for SC/ST/Physically Disabled Candidates) will also be eligible to appear at the exam


Age Criteria

Provided the student is below the age of 18 years (as on 01st July 2017), the student is not employed and he/she will appear at class 10th Level Exam for the first time. In case of Study Centres under ODL mode, the Coordinator or Authorized person shall authenticate the required particulars of the candidates mentioning approval number, code etc. of the Study Centre


There are two Educational Districts in addition to 23 Revenue Districts in West Bengal. Those are- BARRACKPORE Educational District (comprising of Sub-Division:- BARRAKPORE & BIDHANNAGAR) and SILIGURI Educational District (comprising of SILIGURI Sub-Division only)


Type of School /Institution


Government: A Government school is that which is run by the State Government or Central Government or Public Sector Undertaking or an Autonomous Organization completely financed by the Government


Local Body: A Local Body school is that which do Panchayati Raj and Local Body institution such as Zilla Parishad, Municipal Corporation, Municipal Committee and Notified Area Authority Committee/Cantonment Board run


Private Aided: A Private Aided school is that which is run by an individual or a private organization and receives grant from Government or Local Body


Private Unaided: A Private Unaided School is that which is managed by an individual or a private organization and does not receive any grant from either Govt. or Local Body



Filling up Application Form Online:


Step I

Click on the ‘New User Register Here’ link and fill up the personal details along with one Mobile number (a Mobile number and Email ID used once, could not be used second time for registration) and register. A registration number will be generated which should be noted down along with the password given to login to the system in future


Step II

Edit the form and fill in other details and upload scanned copy of your passport size photograph. The image file for photograph should be in .jpeg/jpg format and maximum size limit is 20KB. Save the form. The form may be edited in till it is locked by you


Once the form is filled in with correct particulars and complete in all respect, the same should be locked. A printout of the filled-in application along with the format for Certificate from the Head of the School/Institution (HOI) should be taken out


Step III

Applicant has to take out the printed application form and Certificate to the Head of the School/Institution (HOI) where he/she is studying and get the Certificate signed with official seal and upload the signed Certificate to his/her account along with scanned copies of:


(i) Caste Certificate issued by the Competent Authority, if applicable


(ii)Disability Certificate (40% and above disability must be certified by the Competent Medical Board of the State Govt./Central Govt.), if applicable
-duly signed by the concerned School Authority latest by 31st August 2017. The maximum size of scanned document(s) should be 100KB


Caste Certificate and Disability Certificate(s) are required only for the SC/ST and Physically Disabled candidates respectively. The application submission is complete only when the Certificate from HOI and other required documents are uploaded, else the candidature of the applicant will be cancelled


Notification for downloading Online Admit Card will be notified on Notice Section. Please visit scholarship portal for the same and any further information relating the examination


For further clarification applicants may mail to helpscholarships@gmail.com


Important Dates


Date of Examination: 05th November 2017


Date of Online Application from 01st August 2017 to 31st August 2017


Scholarships Portal

School Education, Department Govt. of West Bengal, Directorate of School Education, West Bengal, Bikash Bhavan, 7th floor, Salt Lake City, Kolkata-700091, Website https://scholarships.wbsed.gov.in/