Meghalaya NTSE 2018-19
Kumud Sahni, 07 Feb 2019, #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. The NTSE Meghalaya result has been released on February 7, 2019. Meghalaya NTSE 2019 was held on November 3, 2018, in the offline mode and students who qualify it will appear for the second stage of NTSE, to be held on June 16, 2019. DERT conducts NTSE Meghalaya through DSEO’s in each of the districts of the state. The NTSE 2019 admit card was handed over to students by the school authority. Candidates were advised to collect the same from their respective school after October 22, 2018.

The body 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 started on July 31, 2018. The last date to submit application form was September 28, 2018. Based on the results of Meghalaya NTSE 2018-19, 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.

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LatestNTSE Meghalaya Result 2019 Declared

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

February 7, 2019

NTSE 2019, Stage 2 Exam

June 16, 2019

Meghalaya NTSE Results 2019

Results for Meghalaya NTSE 2019 has been released on February 7, 2019, in online mode in the form of merit list. The merit list mentions the candidate's enrollment number, name, gender and school address only for all those candidates who have qualified the stage 1 exam and are eligible to appear for stage 2 exam. 

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 2019 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%

NTSE Scholarships 2019

NCERT offers 2000 scholarships for the national talent search examinations. No scholarships will be awarded for Meghalaya NTSE 2019 or stage 1 exam. Scholarships for the talent search are awarded after the NTSE 2019 stage 2. Meghalaya NTSE 2019, will only serve as the selection round for national level talent search. 

The scholarships are 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.

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 could also apply for NTS examination.

Meghalaya NTSE 2019: How to Apply?

Application forms for Meghalaya NTSE 2019 could be downloaded from the link given above. It could also be taken from school authorities or State Liaison Officer. The last date for submission of the application form was 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 were 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.

 Click here to download NTSE Meghalaya Application Form. (Closed)

Meghalaya NTSE 2019 Application Steps

  • To apply, candidates had to click on NTSE Meghalaya application form link given above to download a printed copy of it and fill the form.

  • After filling the form, one had to submit it to the Principal/ Headmaster/ Headmistress of your respective school, which was further sent to DSEO/SDSEOs of their district on or before September 28, 2018. 

Meghalaya NTSE Answer key 2019

Answer key for NTSE Meghalaya 2019, is not released officially on the website of DERT, Meghalaya.  To get access to the answer keys to Meghalaya NTSE 2019, you can visit websites of coaching institutes such as Akash, Resonance, FIIT-JEE etc. These coaching institutes have released their answer key to Meghalaya NTSE. Please note that Meghalaya NTSE 2019, has been conducted on November 3, 2018.

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

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


Reservation percentage

Scheduled caste


Scheduled tribes


Physically handicapped




Meghalaya NTSE 2019 Preparation

To prepare for Meghalaya NTSE 2019 exams you need to cover three important things, the syllabus for Meghalaya NTSE 2019, 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 topics in the sections below.

Meghalaya NTSE Pattern 2019

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.

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 could 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 could 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 will be allowed to sit for the exam without admit card.

Meghalaya NTSE Sample papers 2019

Sample papers for Meghalaya NTSE 2019 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 were 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, the number of scholarships offered was also increased to 350. A further revision of the NTSEinations occurred after the introduction of the 10+2+3 education system, where the number of scholarships was increased to 500. Currently, the number of scholarships to be offered in national NTSE 2019, is 2000. 

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