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NTSE Bihar 2024 - Notification, Exam Date, Syllabus, Eligibility

NTSE is the scholarship exam conducted by the Ministry of Human Resources to reduce the dropout rates in classes 8 and 10. The pattern of exams is common for all states. Besides, the syllabus and mode of examination vary for all the states. NTSE Bihar is conducted as an offline exam (pen-paper exam), and the syllabus is based on the Bihar board academic curriculum. The NTSE Bihar results will be released in a pdf file as a merit list.

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NTSE Bihar 2024 Highlights

The State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) Bihar has issued the NTSE Bihar 2024 application form on the official websites. For the NTSE Bihar 2024-24, students in Class 10 are eligible to apply, and class 10 students can apply for the NTSE Bihar 2024.

Students can refer to the table below to know the important dates for the NTSE Bihar 2024 exam.



NTSE Bihar 2024 Registration For Schools

November 2024

NTSE Bihar 2024 Registration For Students Online Login

November 2024

NTSE Bihar 2024 Stage 1 Admit Card

January 2024

NTSE Bihar 2024 Exam Date for Stage 1

January 2024

Announcement of NTSE Stage 1 Results

March 2024

NTSE Bihar Stage 2 Admit Card Release Date


NTSE Bihar Stage 2 Exam Date

June 2024

NTSE Bihar Exam Duration

120 Minutes

Negative Marking


Mode of Examination


NTSE Bihar Official Website &

NTSE Bihar 2024 Eligibility Criteria

The students of class 10 are eligible to apply for the Bihar NTSE exam. The student must be studying in any recognized school in Bihar to be eligible for the Bihar NTSE Exam. The detailed eligibility criteria for NTSE Bihar are mentioned below,

Candidates Studying in India

Students studying in India must qualify for the Stage 1 examination conducted by the state/UT government to be eligible for the National Talent Search Examination conducted by NCERT. Only students who clear the NTSE stage 2 are eligible to avail themselves of scholarships.

Candidates Studying Abroad

Candidates of Indian origin who are studying abroad are also eligible for the NTSE exam. The student must be currently studying in class 10 to appear for the NTSE stage 2 examination directly.

NTSE Bihar 2024 Registration

Bihar NTSE application forms are available for download at the official website of SCERT Bihar. Students can apply for the NTSE exam by filling in the application form and submitting it to the DEO's office of the concerned district. The principal of the respective schools must duly sign the documents.

The application fee for Bihar NTSE is as follows,

  • General and OBC Category - INR 150
  • SC/ST and Other Disabled Categories - INR 75

Note- Students belonging to SC/OBC category must attest to the copy of the caste certificate issued by SDM/Tehsildar with the NTSE application form.

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NTSE Bihar 2024 Admit Card

Students can download their NTSE Bihar admit card from the official website of SCERT Bihar. Students must have a hard copy of the NTSE admit card on or before the exam day. No student will be allowed to enter the exam hall without a proper or valid admit card.

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NTSE Bihar 2024 Sample Papers

Bihar NTSE syllabus is the same as per the school curriculum, and the sample papers are available for download in pdf files for students. NTSE Bihar syllabus covers classes 9 and 10 of recognized education boards in India like CBSE, ICSE, etc. Besides, the organizing committee also provides the mock test for the NTSE preparation. It helps students understand the idea of exam patterns and manage time to answer the question in the test.

Individual sample paper files are available for MAT (Mental Ability Test) and SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) sections. Solving sample papers helps the students strengthen fundamental knowledge, time management and better understand theories and principles.

The table below shows the exam pattern for NTSE Bihar.


Number of Questions

Number of Marks

Mental Ability Test



Scholastic Ability Test



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NTSE Bihar 2024 Answer Keys

Answer keys for the NTSE stage 1 exam are available in pdf form. Students can verify their answers with the correct answers mentioned in the answer key to predict their score.

Students are also allowed to object to the answer key before the deadline. After the answer key objection deadline, no objections are entertained. And the final results will be released on the SCERT Bihar a week after the answer key release date.

Below is the NTSE Bihar 2021 answer key.

NTSE Bihar 2024 Results

Students should score the minimum marks in Bihar NTSE to get selected for stage II of the NTSE exam. Afterward, scholarships will be given to deserving students. NTSE stage II was conducted nationally in July 2024. Students can refer to this page to know about the NTSE Bihar 2024-24 results details the toppers, minimum cutoff marks, steps to check results, and more.

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NTSE Bihar 2024 Cutoff

SCERT will release the NTSE Bihar cutoff for stage 1 NTSE examinations and the result together. The cutoff marks are required to qualify for the next and final NTSE examination stage. Students must refer to the NTSE cutoff to analyze the chances of getting qualified for the first stage of the NTSE exam.

The details of the past year's cutoff have been given below.


Total Cutoff Marks









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NTSE Bihar 2024 Scholarships

NCERT awards about 2000 scholarships for different stages of education.

The information on the NTSE scholarship 2024 is given below.

  • A scholarship of INR 1250 per month is given to students of classes 11 & 12.
  • A scholarship of INR 2000 per month is awarded to undergraduate and post-graduate students.
  • The scholarship amount for PhD students is fixed under UGC norms.

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