Calcutta: Bengal have been put in Group B of the final phase of the 68th Santosh Trophy, it was announced on Wednesday.
The other teams in the group are Goa, Railways, Tamil Nadu and Punjab. Bengal will play their first match in Siliguri against Punjab.
Coached by Sisir Ghosh, Bengal, who have won the tournament a record 31 times, will look to do better than their quarter-final league finish of last year.
Ten teams have been divided into two groups with the top two teams from each group progressing to the semi-finals.