Meghalaya NTSE 2018-19
Kumud Sahni, 18 Aug 2018, #NTSE

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 2019 is scheduled to be held on November 3, 2018, in the offline mode and students who qualify it will be selected for the second stage of NTSE, to be held on May 12, 2019. DERT will conduct NTSE Meghalaya through DSEO’s in each of the districts of the state.

The body has released the notification about Meghalaya NTSE 2018 in the local newspapers in English, Khaso, and Garo, on July 31, 2018. The application process for Meghalaya NTSE 2019 has started on July 31, 2018. The last date to submit application form is September 28, 2018. 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, to know the complete process of Meghalaya NTSE 2018-19, eligibility criteria, application process, result, NTSE stage 2.


Latest: Click here to download NTSE Meghalaya Application Form!! 

Meghalaya NTSE 2019: Overview

Name of the examination

National Talent Search Examination

Abbreviation used


Level of the exam


Date of exam

November 3, 2018

Conducted by:

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

Mode of examination

Pen and paper.

Medium of examination



Meghalaya NTSE 2019 Important Dates and Events 



Applications begin

July 31, 2018

Last date for application form submission

September 28, 2018

 NTSE Meghalaya 2018 Stage 1 Exam

November 3, 2018

Meghalaya NTSE 2018 Results

December 2018-January 2019

NTSE 2019, Stage 2 Exam

 May 12, 2019

Meghalaya NTSE Eligibility Criteria 2019


National Talent Search for Meghalaya is conducted for students currently studying in class 10 from any recognized school of the state. NMMS (National Merit cum Means Scheme)  Scholarship holders can also apply for NTS examination.


Meghalaya NTSE 2019: How to Apply?


Application forms for Meghalaya NTSE 2019 can be downloaded from the link given above. It can also be taken from school authorities or State Liaison Officer. The last date for submission of the application form is September 28, 2018.

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

Candidates applying for Meghalaya NTSE 2019, 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 practitioner for physically handicapped students.


Meghalaya NTSE 2019 Application Steps

  • To apply, click on NTSE Meghalaya application form link given above 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/ Headmaster/ Headmistress of your respective school, which would be further sent to DSEO/SDSEOs of their district on or before September 28, 2018. 

Meghalaya NTSE Answer key 2019


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 conducted on November 3, 2018.


Meghalaya NTSE Cutoff 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 are determined by DERT and NCERT. NTSE for Meghalaya state 2018 is divided among two sections, Mental Ability 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

Maximum marks

Qualifying cut off

Mental Ability Test (MAT)


General 40%


ST/SC/PH 32%

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)


General 40%


ST/SC/PH 32%

Meghalaya NTSE 2019 Exam Fee: No fee will be charged for Meghalaya NTSE 2019.


Meghalaya NTSE Results 2019


Results for Meghalaya NTSE 2018 will be released between December 2018- January 2019, both offline and online. Offline results will be available at the Principal’s office of your respective institution. Based on the results of Meghalaya NTSE 2018, students will be selected to take part in national NTSE 2019.


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. 


The scholarships is provided in the table below.

Education level

Scholarship Amount

Classes 11th to 12th

Rs. 1,250/-


Rs. 2,000/-


Rs. 2,000/-


As per UGC norm.

 The category-wise scholarship reservation criteria is provided in the following table:


Reservation percentage

Scheduled caste


Scheduled tribes


Physically handicapped




Meghalaya NTSE 2019 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 covered the three topics in the sections below.


Meghalaya NTSE Pattern 2019


State level NTSE for Meghalaya are conducted annually in a fixed pattern each year. The exam comprises three sections, which are Mental Ability 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. 

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


Meghalaya NTSE Admit Card 2019


The Meghalaya NTSE admit card can be collected 10-15 days before the exam date from the Centre Superintendent of the Examination Centre. Students who qualify for stage 2 of NTSE can download admit card from the NTSE website in the third week of April, 2019. The students must carry the admit card to the examination hall. No candidate is allowed to sit for exam without admit card.


Meghalaya NTSE Sample papers 2019


Sample papers for Meghalaya NTSE 2018 are previous year question papers and practice papers released by different coaching centres. 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 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.


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 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



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.





About NTSE 2019

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. 

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