About NTSE Bihar Exam, & Selection procedure.

About NTSE Bihar Exam, & Selection procedure, & Exam fees


About NTSE Bihar Exam, & Selection procedure, & Exam fees

National Talent Search Examination:

The National Talent Search Examination will be conducted for students studying at the Class X level. The examination consists of tests, namely Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). The items in the MAT and SAT are multiple choice questions.

Exam Fees:

  • General Category: 100/-
  • SC/ST and other disabled category: 50/-

The examination is conducted every year at two levels:

Stage-I (State Level) and Stage-II (National Level), however, the students studying abroad are exempted for State Level Stage-I of NTS examinations as per NTS Scheme.

Scholarships :

About One thousand scholarships are awarded for different stages of education as follows:

(a) Scholarship of Rs.1250/- per month for Class-XI to XII.
(b) Scholarship of Rs.2000/- per month for Undergraduates and Post-graduates.
(c) Amount of Scholarship for Ph.D. be fixed in accordance with the UGC norms.


  • 15% for students belonging to the SC category.
  • 7.5% for students belonging to the ST category.
  •  3% for Physically Challenged Group of Students.

Qualifying Marks:

Qualifying marks for candidates from the General category are 40% in each paper and for candidates from SC, ST, PH is 32% in each paper.

Language Test :

Qualifying in nature and marks obtained for Language Test will not be counted for final merit.

Mental Ability Test (MAT):

This test is given to the candidates to judge their power of reasoning, ability to think, ability to judge, evaluate or discriminate, ability to visualize in the space, spatial orientation, etc. A variety of questions, for example, analogies, classification, series, pattern perception, hidden figures, coding-decoding, block assembly, problem-solving etc. are used for this purpose.

The minimum marks which a candidate must obtain to pass the Bihar NTSE have been provided below:

Subjects Minimum Marks for General Minimum Marks for SC/ST/PH
MAT 20 (40%) 16 (32%)
SAT 40 (40%) 32 (32%)
LT 20 (40%) 16 (32%)


Contact Details:

Name of the Organisation: State Council of Educational Research & Training Bihar
Address: Mahendru, Patna (Bihar)
Pin No. 800006
Website: www.scertpatna.co.in
Email ID: Info@scertpatna.co.in