NTSE Meghalaya 2018 Question Paper, Response Key, Paper Analysis and Cut off

Last Updated - March 10 2018

NTSE Meghalaya Stage 1 examination was organized on November 4, 2017. Check NTSE Meghalaya Cut- Off Scores The Stage 2 examination will be held by NCERT on May 13, 2018. Stage 1 results were declared on February 2, 2018. Only the qualified aspirants from Stage 1 examination will be allowed to attend the Stage 2 examination. Stage 2 is decided on May 13, 2018.

Meghalaya NTSE 2017-2018 Stage 1 examination is organizeed by the Department of Educational Research & Training (DERT), Shillong. DERT’s primary objectives are to review and revise curriculum, design the syllabus, preparation of textbooks and so on. Check Here NTSE Meghalaya 2017-2018 Result Pattern

Given below are the details of the examination:

PaperNumber of questionsMaximum MarksTime Allotted
Mental Ability Test (MAT)505045 minutes
Language Comprehension Test (LCT)505045 minutes
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)10010090 minutes

National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is a national level scholarship examination for class X appearing students. From Meghalaya, the NTSE scholarship quota is 25 aspirants as per NCERT norms who can appear for Stage 2 examination at the National level. About 1000 scholarships are honored every year. Stage 1 involves State-Level NTSE where different State Councils of Educational Research Training (SCERT) organize the exam and Stage 2 is organizeed by National-level by the NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training), New Delhi. NTSE exam is held in 2 stages. Read More AP NTSE 2018 Result

NTSE Meghalaya 2017-2018 Question Paper

NTSE stage 1 written examination consists of 3 papers:

  • Paper 2 - Language Test (LT): English or Hindi.
  • Paper 1 - Mental Ability Test (MAT)
  • Paper 3 - Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).

There are some modifications made to the Stage 2 examination which is to be held on May 13, 2018, in respect of the number of questions, test papers, negative marking, and time allotted for testing. The details are as follows:

PaperNumber of questionsMaximum MarksTime Allotted
1- Mental Ability Test (MAT)100100120 minutes
2 - Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)100 (Science 40, Mathematics 20, Social Sciences 40)100120 minutes

New updates for NTSE Meghalaya 2018 Stage 2 examination

  • Language aptitude paper is not comprised in the exam.
  • There will be no negative marking.

NTSE Meghalaya 2017-2018 Response Key

NCERT has announced the stage 1 response key officially which can be downloaded from the official  website. This response key allows the aspirants to verify the responses offerd to have the idea about the final score. Check Telangana NTSE 2018 Result The response key was made available by the NCERT officials a few days after the exam.

NTSE Meghalaya 2017-2018 Result Pattern

Meghalaya Directorate of Educational Research and Training (DERT) published the NTSE results at their website which contained the list of aspirants who were selected to appear in the Stage 2 examination.

The result contained the following sections:

  • Rank Secured
  • Sectional Marks Secured in by aspirants in LCT, MAT, & SAT
  • Aspirants’ Gender, Category & Physical Disability (if any)
  • Aspirants’ School Name
  • Total Score (MAT and SAT Marks took together)
  • Aspirants’ Roll No.
  • Aspirants’ Name

Aspirants required to validate their scores and report to ntsexam.ncert@gov.in in case of any issues with the scores obtained by them.

The aspirant names applicable for scholarships will be posted on the official website category-wise: General, Scheduled Castes, and Scheduled Tribes.

NTSE Meghalaya 2017-2018 Cut- Off Scores

Cut-Off Score is the at least score that aspirants need to secure in NTSE Stage I to qualify for Stage II national-level exam. These scores are dependent on several factors like the total number of aspirants appearing for the test, level of difficulty of the question paper, earlier year’s cut-off scores etc.

The cut off for NTSE 2017-18 has been announced. This at least NTSE 2018 cut-off score must be met by an aspirant to sit for the Stage 2 examination. The at least cut-off mark which an aspirant should score in all the three papers: MAT, SAT, and LC is 40% for General category and 32% for SC, ST, and PH categories.

NTSE Qualifying Marks

PaperMaximum MarksQualifying Percentage / Marks
 -GeneralSC/ST/PH
MAT - Paper 14840 % (19.2)32% (15.36)
Language Test - Paper 2 (English)5040% (20)32% (16.00)
Language Test - Paper 2 (Hindi)5040% (20)32% (16.00)
SAT - Paper 39540% (38)32% (30.4)
Total Marks for Calculating Merit14340% (57.2)32% (45.76)

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