Directorate of School Education, West Bengal has released the NTSE 2019-2020 stage I admit card today, on November 2, 2019 at the scholarships portal scholarships.wbsed.gov.in. Like every year the first level of NTSE is being conducted by the state, and second by NCERT.
Whereas the exam itself is scheduled to be held on November 17, 2019, the deadline for downloading its admit card has been fixed as November 15, 2019. Thus it is imperative for students to realize that they cannot wait for the literal last moment to get their call letters.
To download the admit card, one needs to visit the website scholarships.wbsed.gov.in. Of the three buttons – NTSE 2020, NMMSE 2019, and notice, click the third one. There, click the link that says “the valid candidates can download their admit cards on and from 02.11.2019 at 10 am to 15.11.2019 through this link”, that leads to the admit card login page. There, select name of exam and enter either registration number or registered mobile number and hit the get admit card button.
The exam conducting body has however issued NTSE admit card 2019 only for valid and accepted candidates. Previously, rejected candidates had got a chance to rectify their applications by September 15, 2019.
Admit card is the authenticated document containing relevant information pertaining to candidates and examination. It contains candidates name, roll number, address, pin code, examination timings, date and address of the center, photograph of candidate, signature and authorities signature.
Candidates must pertain to the guidelines provided for the students by the board. They must reach the examination center on time, or even better, before. Check codes written in the booklet and sheet provided. Do not take any calculator, watches, mobile phone and other materials like study sheets, chits and others inside the examination hall.
NTSE 2019 level 1 exam will have two papers. MAT or mental ability test will be the first one, with 100 multiple choice questions of 100 marks. Then SAT or scholastic aptitude test will have the same number of questions and marks. Syllabus is not fixed per se, it shall be in conformity with class 9th and 10th standards. The SAT exam will have questions on mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, history, geography.
According to NCERT notification the result of state level talent search examinations will be declared in months of January or February 2020 by the states / UTs themselves. Last year, West Bengal NTSE result was announced on February 22.
Students who qualify the state level exam will be eligible to appear in the national level NTSE, scheduled to be held on May 10,2020, having the same pattern as the first one.
Under the present NTSE scheme, students get scholarships for pursuing science and social science subjects upto doctoral level, as well as in professional courses of medicine, engineering upto second degree level. Through NTSE, a total of 2000 scholarships will be distributed in the country. The quota for each state is fixed, based on the number of enrolments in classes 9th and 10th in the states.