Meghalaya NTSE 2018-19: Directorate of Educational Research and Training (DERT) conducts the state level National Talent Search Examination(NTSE) stage 1 exam for class 10 students from Meghalaya. Meghalaya NTSE 2018-19 is held in the first week of November 2018 in the offline mode and students who qualify it will be selected for the second stage of NTSE, to be held in May 2019. DERT will conduct NTSE Meghalaya through DSEO’s in each of the districts of the state. The body releases the notification about Meghalaya NTSE 2018 in the local newspapers in English, Khaso, and Garo, in the last week of July 2018. the application process for Meghalaya NTSE 2018-19 starts in the second week of September and closes by October. Based on the results of Meghalaya NTSE 2018-19, 25 students will be selected for stage 2 of NTSE 2019, conducted by NCERT. Read this article by Careers360, to know the complete process of Meghalaya NTSE 2018-19, eligibility criteria, application process, result, NTSE stage 2.
Meghalaya NTSE 2018: Overview
Name of the examination
National Talent Search Examination
Level of the exam
Date of exam
First week of November 2018
Directorate of Educational Research and Training (DERT), Meghalaya, Shillong.
70% marks in 9th standard for general category and
55% marks in 9th standard for SC/ST, and PH
Mode of examination
Pen and paper.
Medium of examination
Meghalaya NTSE 2018 Important Dates and Events
Second week of September, 2018
Last date for application form submission:
Second week of October, 2018
Meghalaya NTSE 2018
First week of November, 2018
Meghalaya NTSE 2018 Results
December 2018-January 2019
Release of the admit card online: NTSE 2019
Third week of April, 2019
NTSE 2019, Stage 2
Second week of May, 2019
Meghalaya NTSE Eligibility Criteria
National Talent Search for Meghalaya is conducted for students who have appeared in class 9 board exams in Meghalaya. To participate in the Meghalaya NTSE 2018 in Meghalaya state and students must have scored:
70% marks in the 9th standard for general category.
55% marks in the 9th standard for SC/ST, and PH.
Meghalaya NTSE 2018: How to apply?
Application forms for Meghalaya NTSE 2018 will be available online on the official website of DERT by the second week of September 2018. The last date for submission of the application form is second week of October, 2018.
If you fail to fill all the required details on the application form, your form will be reject. Meghalaya NTSE 2018: Documents required for application
Candidates applying for Meghalaya NTSE 2018, are required to carry the 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 for physically handicapped students.
Meghalaya NTSE 2018 application steps
To apply, click on Meghalaya NTSE application form to download a printed copy of it and fill the form.
After you’ve finished filling the form, you will have to submit it to the Principal of your respective school, the deadline for which is till the third week of September, 2018.
Final step will be collecting your admit-card from your Principal’s office before the date of exam, which will be held in the first week of November, 2018.
Meghalaya NTSE Answer key
Answer key for NTSE Meghalaya 2018, will be released officially on the website of DERT, Meghalaya, tentatively in the last week of November, 2018. To get access to the answer keys to Meghalaya NTSE 2018 earlier, you can visit websites of coaching institutes such as Akash, Resonance, FIIT-JEE etc. These coaching institutes will release their answer key to Meghalaya NTSE in the second week of November, 2018. Please note that Meghalaya NTSE 2018, will be conduced in the first week of November, on the date assigned by DERT.
Meghalaya NTSE Cut off 2019
Cut offs for NTSE Meghalaya 2019 serve as the qualifying criteria for students to be selected for NTSE 2019 stage 1. Cutoffs are based on reservation and qualifying criteria which is determined by DERT and NCERT. Only 25 students will be selected to take part in the scholarship round of NTSE. NTSE for Meghalaya state 2018 is divided among three sections, Mental Ability Test, Language Comprehension Test, and Scholastic Aptitude Test. Qualifying cut off for general category in each of the three sections is 40% of the maximum marks. For SC/ST, and physically handicapped students, the cut offs is 32% of the maximum marks in each of the sections.
Name of the examination
Qualifying cut off
Mental Ability Test (MAT)
Language Comprehension Tests (Hindi and English)
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
Meghalaya NTSE 2018 Exam Fee: No fee will be charged for Meghalaya NTSE 2018.
Meghalaya NTSE Results 2018:
Results for Meghalaya NTSE 2018 will be released between December 2018- January 2019, both offline and online. To check your results online visit the official website of DERT, Meghalaya. Offline results will be available at the Principal’s office of your respective institution. Based on the results of Meghalaya NTSE 2018, 25 students will be selected to take part in national NTSE 2019. Link to the result can be found on the homepage of DERT, Meghalaya.
NTSE Scholarships and Awards 2019
NCERT offers 1000 scholarships for the national talent search examinations. No scholarships will be awarded for Meghalaya NTSE 2018. Scholarships for the talent search are awarded after the NTSE 2019 stage 1. Meghalaya NTSE 2018, will only serve as the selection round for national level talent search. Toppers of NTSE 2019 will be distributed the scholarships.
The scholarships and awards will be distribution are provided in the table below.
Classes 11th to 12th
As per UGC norm.
The category-wise scholarship reservation criteria is provided in the following table:
26.5% of a 1000
Meghalaya NTSE 2018 Preparation
To prepare for Meghalaya NTSE 2018 exams you need to cover three important things, the syllabus for Meghalaya NTSE 2018, exam pattern for NTSE Meghalaya, and sample papers for NTSE Meghalaya.
You must cover the preparation essentials quoted above. To help you with your preparation we have cover the three topics in the sections below.
Meghalaya NTSE Pattern
State level NTSE for Meghalaya are conducted annually in a fixed pattern each year. The exam comprises three sections, which are Mental Ability Test, Language Comprehension Test, and Scholastic Aptitude Test.
Mental Ability Test: MAT or Mental Ability test is made to test the ability of the participants to solve verbal and non-verbal puzzles. MAT is comprised of 50 objective type questions carrying one mark each. The time duration for this section is 45 minutes.
Language Comprehension Test: The language test is comprised of 50 questions designed to test your language skills. Marks for the language comprehension test will not be included in your overall merit. However, if you fail this language test you will automatically fail the exam.
Mental Ability Test (MAT)
50 questions worth 1 mark each.
Language Comprehension Tests (English)
50 questions worth 1 mark each.
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
90 questions worth 1 mark each.
1 hour, 30 minutes.
Meghalaya NTSE Admit Card 2019:
The Meghalaya NTSE admit card will be released before the exam. Students can download their admit cards from the official website of DERT. For the 25 selected students of Meghalaya NTSE 2018 the admit cards will be released online in the third week of April, 2019. These admit cards will be for the national NTSE 2019, which will be conducted in the second week of May, 2019. The 25 selected students can download your admit card/ hall ticket for NTSE 2019 from the official website of NCERT, the conducting body of national NTSE 2019.
Meghalaya NTSE Sample papers 2018
Sample papers for Meghalaya NTSE 2018 are previous year question papers with solved answers. Since Meghalaya NTSE are conduced annually in a fixed pattern dertermined by DERT and NCERT, previous year question papers are used as sample papers to prepare for the upcoming examination. These solved question papers are provided officially by DERT on their website. Also, you can find sample papers for Meghalaya NTSE through website of various coaching institutes such as Akash, FIIT-JEE, Resonance etc.
Meghalaya NTSE Syllabus 2019
The syllabus provided in the table below covers various topics on the subjects upon which the questions for the NTSE Meghalaya 2018 examinations will be formed. The exam mainly comprises two sections -the Mental Ability Test & Scholastic Ability Test. These subjects are verbal & non-verbal reasoning tests for the MAT, and for SAT THE subjects are the language test, mathematics, science, history, civics, geography. Following is the syllabus table according to the tests.
Following is the 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
Language test: synonyms/antonyms, reading comprehension, sentence completion, one-word substitution, grammar based problems, re-arrangement of jumbled words.
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 neighboring 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.
About NTSE: NTSE or National Talent Search Examination, was first conducted in 1961 for class 11. Only 10 scholarships were given out by the conducting body NCERT at that time. The programme was later revised and extended to states all over India in 1964. With the revision, number of scholarships offered were also increased to 350. A further revision of the NTSEinations occurred after the introduction of 10+2+3 education system, where the number of scholarships were increased to 500. Currently, number of scholarships to be offered in national NTSE 2019, is 1000.