NTSE Meghalaya 2020
Updated on Nov 2, 2019 - 11:53 a.m. IST by Maniprabha.singh

NTSE Meghalaya 2020- DERT, Meghalaya has conducted the state level NTSE 2020 in offline mode on November 2, 2019. The exam was conducted through DSEO’s in each of the districts of the state. Students who will obtain a minimum cutoff mark in Meghalaya NTSE 2020 stage 1 exam will be eligible for stage 2 NTSE. students have to secure at least 40% marks in NTSE Meghalaya 2020 to get selected in the final merit list. Around 50- 60 students will be selected for stage 2 exam. The admit card for NTSE Meghalaya 2020 Stage 2 will be released in April 2020. The admit card for stage stage 2 will be uploaded on the official website of NCERT, ncert.nic.in. NCERT will conduct the NTSE 2020 Stage II exam on May 10, 2020. Read this article for details on NTSE Meghalaya 2019-20, qualifying marks, result, NTSE stage 2.
Latest: NTSE Meghalaya 2020 Answer key will be released in the last week of November 2019. The unofficial NTS answer key 2020 will not be released for Meghalaya State.

NTSE Meghalaya Answer key 2020

DERT, Meghalaya will not release the official NTSE Stage 1 answer key 2020. However, a few coaching institutes release the answer keys for Meghalaya NTSE 2020. Students should visit the websites of coaching institutes such as Akash, Resonance, FIIT-JEE etc immediately after the exam to check the answer keys.

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NTSE Meghalaya Result 2020

The stage 1 result of NTSE Meghalaya 2020 will be released in the first week of February 2020 in online mode. The result will be announced in the form of merit list. The NTSE 2020 result mentions the candidate's enrollment number, name, gender and school address. Students who will qualify the stage 1 exam will be eligible to appear for stage 2 exam. NTSE Stage 2 result will be announced by NCERT on its official portal in form of merit list of finally shortlisted candidates.

NTSE Meghalaya 2020 Reservation Criteria


Reservation percentage

Scheduled caste


Scheduled tribes


Physically handicapped




NTSE Meghalaya Cutoff 2020

The Meghalaya NTSE cutoff serves as the qualifying criteria for students to be selected for NTSE Stage 2. NCERT determines the stage 2 cut off while DERT declares the Stage 1 NTSE 2020 cutoff along with the result. The qualifying marks are different for General and reserved categories.

Meghalaya NTSE Stage 1 Qualifying Marks

Name of the examination

Maximum marks

Qualifying Marks

Mental Ability Test (MAT)


General 40%

ST/SC/PH 32%

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)


General 40%

ST/SC/PH 32%

Meghalaya NTSE 2020 Overview

Name of the examination

National Talent Search Examination

Abbreviation used


Level of the exam


Conducted by:

Directorate of Educational Research and Training (DERT), Meghalaya, Shillong.

Mode of examination

Pen and paper.

Medium of examination


NTSE Meghalaya 2020 Important Dates

Students can check the NTSE exam dates 2020 in the given table. Other Meghalaya NTSE 2020 dates are updated below-



Start Date of Application

July 23, 2019

Last date for application form submission

September 20, 2019

NTSE Meghalaya 2020 Stage 1 Exam

November 2, 2019

NTSE Meghalaya Answer Key 2020 DateLast week of November 2019

Meghalaya NTSE 2019-20 Result Date

February 2020

Release of Stage II Admit Card
April 2020

NTSE Stage 2 Exam date

May 10, 2020

Stage 2 Result Date
September 2020

Meghalaya NTSE Eligibility Criteria 2020

Only students who satisfy the NTSE eligibility 2020 can apply for the test.

  • National Talent Search for Meghalaya is conducted for students currently studying in class 10 from any recognized school of the state.
  • Open schools students whose age is less than 18 years can apply for the exam.
  • Students should not be employed.

NMMS (National Merit cum Means Scheme) Scholarship holders could also apply for NTS examination.

How to Apply for Meghalaya NTSE 2020?

Download application forms for NTSE Meghalaya 2020 using the link given above. Students can also collect the same from school authorities or State Liaison Officer. The last date for submission of the application form is September 20, 2019.

If you fail to fill all the required details on the NTSE application form 2020, your form will be rejected.

Candidates applying for Meghalaya NTSE 2020 should carry the given documents for the application process.

  • Two passport size photos

  • Copy of the mark-sheet of 9th standard.

  • Copy of the reservation certificates for reserved category students.

  • Disability Status certificate from a government recognized medical practitioner for physically handicapped students.

  • Income Certificate

Click here to download the form

Meghalaya NTSE 2020 Application Steps

  • To apply, candidates have to click on NTSE Meghalaya application form link to be given above to download and take a print of it. Fill all the details correctly in the form.

  • After filling the form, one have to submit it to the Principal/ Headmaster/ Headmistress of the respective school, which was further sent to DSEO/SDSEOs of their district on or before the last date.

  • No fee will be charged for NTSE Meghalaya 2020.

NTSE Meghalaya 2020 Admit Card

Students can collect the Meghalaya NTSE admit card at least a week before the exam date from the Centre Superintendent of the Examination Centre. The NTSE 2020 admit card contains the details of exam and students. The admit card for NTSE stage 2 will be uploaded on the NCERT website in the third week of April 2020. The students must carry the admit card to the examination hall. No candidate will be allowed to sit for the exam without admit card.

NTSE Meghalaya 2020 Preparation

To prepare for Meghalaya NTSE exam, students need to cover three important things, the syllabus, exam pattern for NTSE Meghalaya, and NTSE 2020 Sample papers. To help you with your preparation we have covered the topics in the sections below.

Meghalaya NTSE Pattern 2020

State-level NTSE for Meghalaya is conducted annually in a fixed pattern each year. The exam comprises two sections, which are the Mental Ability Test and the Scholastic Aptitude Test. Check the complete NTSE 2020 Exam Pattern below

Mental Ability Test: MAT or Mental Ability test is made to test the ability of the participants to solve verbal and non-verbal puzzles.

Scholastic Aptitude Test: SAT test is made to test academic knowledge and skills.


Exam pattern

Time Duration

Mental Ability Test (MAT)

100 questions worth 1 mark each.

120 minutes + 30 minutes for differently

abled candidates

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

100 questions worth 1 mark each.

120 minutes + 30 minutes for differently

abled candidates

NTSE Meghalaya Question Papers 2020

Students can treat the previous year's NTSE question papers as sample papers. Since Meghalaya NTSE are conducted annually in a fixed pattern determined by DERT and NCERT, previous year question papers are used as sample papers to prepare for the upcoming examination. These solved NTSE question papers are provided officially by DERT on their website. Also, you can find sample papers for Meghalaya NTSE by various coaching institutes such as Akash, FIIT-JEE, Resonance etc.

NTSE Meghalaya 2020 Syllabus

The syllabus provided in the table below covers various topics on the subjects upon which the questions for the NTSE Meghalaya 2020 examinations will be created. The exam mainly comprises two sections -the Mental Ability Test & Scholastic Ability Test. Following is the NTSE 2020 syllabus table according to the tests.


Subjects and syllabus

Mental Ability Test

Verbal reasoning test: alphabetic test, analogy, analytic reasoning, arithmetic reasoning, blood relations, coding-decoding, direct sense test, fill in the blanks, word sequencing, Venn diagrams, questions on direction, word problems, clock problems, series completion test, truth verification, hypothetical situations.

For non-verbal reasoning test, questions will be based on: analogy, analytic reasoning, dot fixing situation, classification, embedded figures, folding/ cutting paper, complete the figures, mirror images, problems on cubes and dice, transparent paper folding, water images.

Scholastic Ability Test

Mathematics: algebra-expressions, arithmetic progression, basic geometry, circles, coordinated geometry, direct & inverse variations, exponent, linear equation, number system, probability, quadratic equations, simple & compound interest, square root and cube root, triangles, trigonometry, statistics, surface area and volume.

Science: acid, bases and salts, air, carbon and its compounds, cellular level of organisms, diversity in living organisms, fibers and plastics, food production and management, light, magnetism & electricity, evolution, measurement, metals & non-metals, environment, periodic classification of elements, physical & chemical changes in matter, source of energy, structure of an atom, water.

For Social sciences:

History: culture, science, & literature, early medieval period, Indus valley civilization, introduction of ancient Indian history, Jainism, Buddhism, and conquerors from other countries and nations, medieval architecture and culture, national movement, new empires and kingdoms, popular movements and social reforms, revolt of 1857, the Mauryas, Mughal empire, Vedic period.

Civics: democracy, diversity and livelihood, economic presence of the government, India & its neighbouring countries, state government, judiciary, UN & other international agencies, Union government.

Geography: agriculture, atmosphere, industries, internal structure of earth and rocks, major domains and land-forms, maps and globe, motion of the earth, natural vegetation, environment of India, resources and development, solar system.

NTSE 2020 Scholarships

NCERT offers 2000 scholarships through the National Talent Search Examination. Students have to qualify the Meghalaya NTSE stage 1 and Stage 2 to claim the scholarship amount.

Education level

Scholarship Amount

Classes 11th to 12th

Rs. 1,250/-


Rs. 2,000/-


Rs. 2,000/-


As per UGC norm.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NTSE Meghalaya 2020

Question: What are the NTSE Stage 2 exam centres?


NCERT will release the list of NTSE exam centres 2020 for stage 2 along with the admit card in the month of April 2020.

Question: When can I download the stage 2 admit card?


The stage 2 NTSE admit card will be released online in the last week of April 2020. NTSE Stage 2 is scheduled to be held on May 10, 2020.

Question: I have obtained minimum qualifying marks but my name is not in the merit list. Why?


Students have to obtain the minimum NTSE Meghalaya 2020 cutoff to get selected for stage 2. Only selected students can check their name in the merit list.

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Arya 17th Jan, 2020

Hi Khushboo,

The result of the NTSE Uttarakhand 2020 Stage-! results are expected to be declared, along with the cutoff for Stage-2, by the UPCERT in the last week of February, 2020. You can check the result here:

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what is the syllabus for class 8 NTSE

Manisha Gupta Expert 17th Jan, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

You can check NTSE syllabus to go through with the given below link.


Good Luck!


I am getting 138 in karnataka ntse, will I be selected

Arya 16th Jan, 2020

Hi Asha,

The cutoff for NTSE 2020 Karnataka Phase-1 to move on to Phase-2 will be declared by the KSEEB soon on the official website:

kseeb.kar.nic.in (http://kseeb.kar.nic.in)

However, the expected cutoff for the General Category is 138- 148, For OBC is 115- 125, for SC/ST is 95- 105 and for PwD is 67- 85. You can find more information here:



In which date NTSE stage 1 Jharkhand will be published?

Vikas gehlot 16th Jan, 2020

The result for NTSE stage 1 in Jharkhand will be announced in the month of April 2020.

The stage 2 exam which is a national level exam is going to be conducted on 10th may 2020 and the result for the same is going to be announced in the month of August 2020

You can visit the link given below for more information



when will Punjab ntse stage 1 2020 result be announced?


The results of NTSE stage 1 for Punjab is scheduled to be released tentatively in the last week of January 2020 on their official website: http://ssapunjab.org/

The result will contain a merit list with the name of shortlisted students, their other basic details, MAT score, SAT score and total score. They will also declare the cutoff for stage 1. You can check your result using your name and roll number and find it in the merit list. All the best.

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